I wanted to pair methi with another vegetable in a subzi dish, without taking the limelight away from this strong flavored greens. Turnip lying in my refrigerator sounded like an apt choice and I prepared this yummy subzi along the lines of aloo methi. The mild turnip mellows down the strong flavor of methi / fenugreek greens slightly and would be a great substitute here if you want to cut down on potato. This would be a great side dish for rotis / parathas / pooris.
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 onions, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 small turnip, peeled and cubed
1 bunch of of methi leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder / fenugreek greens
Chili powder to taste (I used about 3/4 tsp, spicy variety.)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp amchur powder / dried mango powder
Salt to taste
* Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they turn brown and sizzle, add ginger and fry until golden brown.
* Next add and fry onions until lightly brown. Add tomatoes next and cook until mushy.
* Add turnip, cover and cook until is turnip almost done, stirring occasionally.
* Then add all the dry spices and salt. Mix and then add methi leaves. Cover and cook until the rawness of methi leaves is gone.
* Serve warm with rotis / pooris.
This goes to Blogging Marathon #50, under the theme of "Methi Dishes". Check the link to find out what other marathoners are cooking.