Monday…..Monday….Monday….first working day of the week….the day which comes by taking a long 5 day week with it…..Monday’s are always bit lazy as I am still in the mood of weekend and most of the times I wonder whether my weekend was for 12 hours or less than that….because it vanishes so soon and starts yet another week. With so many plans ‘to do’ on weekend….and ending up doing nothing……and most of the times scheduling them for the next weekend…..weekend passes by……Roti’s for dinner has almost become routine at my home. Thinking of a different side dish every time is a bit tough thing. As I said earlier my pantry will never run out of potatoes. Yet times having a routine aloo ki sabzi is boring and it is said that variety is spice of life……Aloo is such a pleasant-tasting vegetable that it can flavour any other vegetable it is combined and cooked with. Aloo is not only good with vegetables, it also rocks with leafy green veggies. One such combination is Aloo Methi. When the delectable and versatile aloo is combined and cooked with methi ki bhaji/fenugreek leaves a robustic flavoured scrumptious recipe is born. Fenugreek leaves are rich with calcium, iron, vitamin C amd A.
Aloo Methi Ki Sabzi
- 1/2 Kg Aloo, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup fresh Methi ki bhazi/fenugreek leaves *
- 1 Onion, peeled and sliced
- 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
- 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
- 1/2 Jeera/Cumin
- 9-12 fresh Curry leaves
- 2 dry Red chillies
Pressure cook cubed aloo until soft. Drain the water and set aside.
Add oil to a heavy bottom cooking vessel/kadai, when the oil gets heated up add the ingredients listed under tempering.
When the curry leaves start to change color add onions and fry till translucent. To this add methi leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Fry for 2-3 minutes and add boiled potato pieces. Mix gently.
Cook and cover for another 4-6 minutes. Serve hot with piping hot rotis/chawal.
Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
NOTE: Separate the leaves from the stalk and wash thoroughly.