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Aloo Methi

Aloo Methi Recipe | Potato with Fenugreek Leaves

This is a tasty North Indian side dish. It is a dry vegetable made with potatoes and fresh fenugreek leaves.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Keyword aloo methi, potatoes with fenugreeek leaves
recipe aloo methi
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 172kcal


  • 250 gm. fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 3-4 large potatoes chopped into cubes
  • 3-4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon amchur dry mango powder optional
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil


  • Pluck the fresh fenugreek leaves and discard stalks.
  • Wash them well till there is no grit on them. Strain out all the water.
  • Now chop them fine. Don't make a paste though.
  • Take oil in a kadhai/wok and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds and chopped garlic and cook for about a minute. Don't let the garlic burn.
  • Now add the chopped potatoes and mix well to coat with oil.
  • Cover and cook for about 4-5 minutes on low flame till they are nicely browned on all sides and half cooked.
  • Now add the chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  • Add the fenugreek leaves and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till the leaves have wilted and released water. Takes about 3-4 minutes.
  • Now cook uncovered and allow all the water to evaporate. Your potatoes should be cooked by now.
  • This is a dry sabzi and no water must remain.
  • You can add your amchur powder now and stir well. Cook for one more minute.
  • Your methi aloo is ready to serve.


1.You can use baby potatoes in place of normal potatoes. When I do so, I leave the skins on. They taste quite good that way.
2. You can add amchur or lemon juice right towards the end to take away some of the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. Some people though prefer this bitter.
3. I prefer to use mustard oil but you can use any oil you like.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 7.3mg