Punjabi Aloo Methi

About this recipe: Aloo Methi is a popular Punjabi dish that is also very healthy. Methi has a tangy, bitter taste and has been proven to lower blood sugar in diabetics. Serve with raita and ghee-on-top chapati.

Priyanka Delhi, India

Ingredients

Serves: 2 

  • 1 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp haldi
  • 2 tsp tomato puree or half tomato, chopped
  • 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups methi leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Juice of half lemon to sprinkle on top
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Directions

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. In a shallow pan or kadahi, heat ghee over medium heat. Add jeera. When it crackles, add haldi. Add tomato. If using puree, dilute in 1 tsp of water. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add potatoes. Cook on medium to low heat for 10 minutes, till they get soft. Add methi leaves. Cook for another 5 minutes, till methi leaves wilt. Put in a tbsp of water. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes, till methi starts smelling fragrant. Add salt.
  3. Mix aloo and methi well. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with coriander.

Serving suggestion

I love the bitter, tangy aloo methi with green chilly raita.

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