Spiced Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves

Aloo Methi as we call it! Have you tried potatoes like this? Let me know what you think…

I love potatoes and this combination cooked with fenugreek leaves is one of my favourite, its traditionally accompanied with some chapatis and is very simple to put together

If your bored of your regular mashed, boiled, baked or fried potatoes then give this one a try as it will surely change your perception about potatoes and the many other ways of cooking them

Cook time: 20mins                                                    Prep time: 10mins


  • 500 grams of potatoes (I’ve used Charlotte potatoes here)
  • 2 handfuls of fresh/ frozen Fenugreek leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • half a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • half a teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • half a teaspoon of dried mango powder (Amchoor)
  • half a teaspoon of fenugreek seed powder
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger
  • 1 pod of garlic
  • 1 large red onion
  • salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon of cooking oil
  • lime juice (just to sprinkle at the end)


Start by rinsing and chopping the potatoes into very small pieces – the smaller the pieces the faster they cook!

Then if you are using fresh fenugreek leaves, de-stalk them and rinse in water a few times and then chop finely – if you’re using frozen, de-frost and chop

Chop green chili, garlic, onion and grate ginger

To a wok on medium heat, add oil once hot add cumin seeds. Then add the chilli, garlic, ginger and onions, sauté for about 2 minutes

Then add the potatoes and stir. Now, reduce heat to the minimum and cook with the lid on by occasionally stirring to avoid burning. Sprinkle some salt, this will allow the potatoes to sweat and cook in its own steam. This may take 10-15min

Now, add the turmeric, cumin, Amchoor & fenugreek powder and mix well – allow to cook for another 1-2 mins

Finally, add the finely chopped fenugreek leaves and mix. Taste and season with additional salt if required. Allow to cook for another 3 mins and you’re done!

Serve as a side or with some chapatis!

Enjoy 🙂

Tip: When you finally add the fenugreek leaves don’t cook with the lid on as this will dull the lovely green colour of your fenugreek leaves! Add a squeeze of fresh lime to enhance the flavours 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mylifeasishan says:

    Looks so good

    Liked by 1 person

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