Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Aloo methi fry

This summer I wanted to do some gardening and the first thing sparked in my mind was this fenugreek seeds in my pantry. Then the idea grew big and I planted some mint, cilantro, basil, brinjal and tomato. Now the garden is blooming with vegetables and shared them with my neighbors and we all enjoy some fresh veggies now:) I will post the photos soon. I think my readers are going to hear my gardening adventure for at least a few weeks:).

Here is a dry curry recipe with fenugreek leaves (methi/venthaya keerai) and aloo (potato). Adding a touch of greens to my favorite potatoes is much satisfying for me:)


Methi leaves grown in my kitchen garden. Cilantro was not leafy enough:)


Ingredients:
Potato - 3
methi leaf (fenugreek leaf) - small bunch
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard - 1/2 tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
garlic - 3 cloves
onion (chopped) - 2 tbsp
chilly powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
salt - to taste

Method:
Peel and finely chop the potato.
Heat oil in a wok and add mustard, cumin seeds. After the mustard crackles, add finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Fry for a few seconds. Then add the chopped potato, turmeric powder and stir well. Cook covered till the potato is cooked well. Add required salt, chilly powder and mix well.
In the mean time clean the fenugreek leaves and roughly chop them.
Add the leaves to the cooked potato and cook in medium flame for a few minutes.
Aloo methi dry curry is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with roti, chapati or any rice.

12 comments:

Anu said...

Simple and yum

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome! Fresh from the garden, wow! Can you give some tips on how you grew these herbs...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Simple and yummy fry...Love this..

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sowmya's creative saga said...

love this ..yumm

tamilsasikitchen said...

Delicious and healthy fry.....

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
Somoo: Thanks for asking dear. I am happy to share a few ideas I know:) For growing methi seeds, just soak the seeds overnight in tap water. Keep a shallow pot filled with potting soil. Draw lines and put the soaked seeds in it. cover slightly with some soil. Its done. Sprinkle water every evening or early morning. In 1 week we can harvest methi leaves of this size.
I will write more tips on gardening in my next posts.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Somoo: we can grow the methi leaves in direct sunlight or in window sill (indoor also).

divya said...

yumy and delicious fry...

Divya Pramil said...

Waiting for all your gardening adventures Viki :) And btw loved the recipe such a flavorful aloo fry :)

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ramya anand said...

Home grown fenugreek!lovely!aloo methi looks delish!

Priya said...

Fresh methis, wow thats truly wonderful..Love this potato fry anytime.