Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Methi Aloo Dry Curry

Methi Aloo curry is a simple dish that can be done in a few minutes. It is a side dish and goes well with almost all the main dishes like, plain rice, chapatis, rotis, dosas, poori etc.
I have used methi/fenugrik leaves, potatoes and some spices.

Let us see some benefits of eating " Jeera/Cumin Seeds" in our diet. 
We South Indians never used the jeera in every thing like North Indians. But it has become a habit that when you season you automatically put some jeera to the seasoning and feel happy. The fried jeera aroma spreads all the corner and refreshes you, makes you hungry. I think you all agree with me for the above words. Jeera /Cumin seed has an important role in Indian cooking. It helps to digest the food easily, adds aroma to the food and adds the taste too. Lets see some benefits of eating jeera in our diet.
Cumin seeds helps to easy digest, improve immunity and treats piles. It is good for asthma, common cold and anemia. It is good for lactation, helps the body to keep the body cool and boils. It helps to boost overall health. Cumin seeds helps to relief stomach aches. Cumin seeds contain dietary fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. It contain magnesium, iron, calcium, copper and sodium. It has Vitamin E which is very good for skin care and helps to prevent premature aging symptoms. It also helps in keeping the skin young and glowing. It contain Vitamin A and Vitamin B6.
Lets see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Potatoes : 2 (Medium size)
Methi/Fenugrik leaves : 1 Bundle
Jeera : 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Green chilly : 1
Rasam Powder/Sambar Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Oil :2 Tablespoon
Lemon : 1 Teaspoon (Optional).

Method : 

1. Wash and cut potatoes into small. Wash and slit green chilly.
2. Wash and cut methi leaves, curry leaves and coriander leaves into small
3. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and put mustard seeds and let it splutter.
4. Add jeera, green chilly and fry for a second. Add curry leaves and cut potatoes. Add turmeric powder.

5. Fry nicely and let it cook on low flame for 2 minutes.(Stir in between).

6. Add methi leaves and mix it.
7. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook on low flame. It should be soft. Let all the moisture disappear.

8. Add salt, rasam powder and garam masala powder.
9. Mix it slowly and add remaining oil and mix it slowly. Shift the ready curry to a serving dish.

10. Add cut coriander leaves and serve.

Note : 

Removing the potato skin helps the potato to cook faster. (Cooking potato with skin is always healthy). Adding more oil is optional. It adds to the taste. Adding spice of your choice is optional. Adding more water is optional. (Taste differ). Garam masala, chat masala or any other masala powder can be used. I Have used MTR Garam masala powder and Rasam powder. 
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .



My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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