Indian Aloo Methi Masala

Aloo Methi
After eating take out for about a week, I am ready to cook and blog again. How about some simple Roti Sabzi? You guys know how I like to include greens in our everyday diet. Today's special is fresh Methi leaves. Of all leafy greens, I love Methi. If you do too, try this North Indian style Aloo Methi Masala.

Fresh Methi/Fenugreek Leaves - about 3 cups
Cubed Potatoes/Aloo - 2 cups
Red Onion - 1 medium
Roma Tomatoes - 2 medium
Dry Red Chilies - 5
Garlic/Lahsun - 2 big cloves
Yogurt/Dahi - 1/2 cup
Whole Almonds/Badam - 1/4 cup
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 1 pod (seeds only)
Oil - 2 tbsp

How to cook Aloo Methi Masala:
  • Soak almonds in water for about an hour or so.
  • Julienne slice the onions and garlic. You can use yellow or white onion as well. Julienne slice the tomatoes as well.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite size pieces. Place the potatoes in a bowl of water. Roughly chop the fresh methi leaves.
Onion Tomato Paste
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add sliced onions, garlic, red chilies and green cardamom seeds. Saute until onions soften and turn slightly brown. Next, add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • Blend the cooked onions and tomatoes with 1/2 cup water in a blender to a smooth paste. Set the onion tomato paste aside.
  • Also, blend soaked almonds and yogurt in the blender to a smooth paste. Save it for later.
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the cubed potatoes and saute until potatoes turn golden brown. Now, add methi leaves and saute until methi wilts. Cook it covered at low heat for 2 - 3 minutes.
Aloo Saag
  • If you are not a fan of methi, you can cook the same recipe with spinach (palak) or kale leaves as well.
  • Next, add the onion tomato paste and cook it covered until potatoes are fully cooked. Prick the pototoes with a fork and check if its soft.
Aloo Methi Masala
  • Lastly, add the almond yogurt paste and salt. Stir and cook it covered at low heat for 5 minutes or until you get the desired consistency. Add little water if required.
  • You can add a pinch of Garam Masala (or any other seasoning) along with salt, if you like. Serve hot Aloo Methi Masala with Naan, Roti or Rice.
Until next time, Happy Cooking!