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Monday, February 9, 2009

Subzis for Siri: Methi - Aloo / Fenugreek Greens With Potatoes

What do you do when you prepare a subzi like this to go with roti and the 'other adult' is sulking because it is dry. You give the 'other adult' a choice of either finishing it without a word or to toil in the kitchen to prepare something new . Obviously, the smart adult selects the first option. If this has happened that many times more than you can count on your fingers, then probably it's time to change your strategy. Of course you are considerate and don't want to hurt the feelings of the 'other adult'. Isn't it? So, next step is to steal the big idea from North Indian style subzis. Add onion, tomatoes & some spices and dump some liquid if you need more gravy. Voila, you will end up with a rasedar subzi like the following one, which the 'other adult" thoroughly enjoys. Apart from that light banter which do happens some times at our home, rasedar aloo methi is a favorite side dish of mine to pair with rotis. This quick and easy subzi is a mixture of creamy potatoes and aromartic fenugreek greens with a subtle hint of tanginess from the robust tomatoes. Ingredients list: 3 potatoes - peeled & chopped into cubes 1 bunch of methi leaves - pinch the leaves & discard the stalks, wash and roughly chop (or 1 cup firmly packed leaves, If methi flavor seems strong) 2 each - chopped onions and tomatoes 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp finely grated ginger / ginger paste A pinch turmeric powder Salt to taste For tadka: 1 Tbsp oil and 1 tsp cumin seeds Note: 1/2 tsp garam masala can also be added to the above recipe. The cooking part: Heat oil in a kadai / pan and add grated ginger and cumin seeds to it. When they slightly brown, add turmeric powder & chopped onions and fry them till they turn translucent. Then the tomatoes go in. When they turn slightly mush, add potatoes, methi leaves and about a cup of water. Cook till potatoes are done. Add some more water if needed. The subzi should not be dry or watery but in between as in the picture. Add salt and chili powder to the cooked vegetables and mix well. Simmer for a couple of minutes more and turn off the stove. Serve hot with rotis. Post a Comment So far on 'Subzis for Siri' series Sprouted Peas - Potato subzi

4 comments:

Happy cook said...

I wish I had that plate with rotie and methi allo, look so so so delicious.
I am really hungry looking to that picture.

sriharivatsan said...

Looks very much tempting..

Vani said...

Oh yeah.. trying to keep everyone happy is a task! Aloo methi looks delicious! Coincidentally I made an aloo-methi rava bhath last night.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav recipe. Looks so good... YUM!. So healthy and good...