Aloo methi

Recipe Information

Aloo methi is a delicious Indian recipe usually served as a main dish. It requires about 20 minutes of prep time and about 30 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 50 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered easy. This recipe will yield 4 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Potatoes; Fenugreek
Category Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Cook Method Boiling; Frying


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced finely

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 3 whole dried red chilies

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves, cleaned, washed, and finely chopped

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced


  • Heat the oil in a medium pan and fry the onion until lightly browned.

  • Add the cumin seeds and dry red chilies and fry for 1 minute.

  • Add the chopped tomato, turmeric, cayenne powder, and salt and stir.

  • Add the fenugreek leaves (methi) and 1 cup of water to this mixture and cook until the water almost disappears.

  • Add the potatoes and ½ cup of water. Cook until the potatoes are dry and tender.

  • Serve hot with chapati.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 223 cal

  • Total fat: 7g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 26mg

  • Carbohydrate: 37g

  • Fiber: 6g

  • Protein: 5g