Alu Methi Dry Vegetable

This one is a north-indian sabzi (vegetable). It is tasty (if you like the combi of slightly bitter methi with the starchy potatoes) as well as healthy – it is easy to make too.

This version does not have onion or garlic, nor any dairy item – so its vegan as well!

Usually we have it with chapattis/rotis. Also, a great combi with dal and rice. Not too spicy as well – so simple to cook, good to eat. 


Fenugreek (Methi) leaves: 2 medium bundles
Potato: 2 medium
Green chillies: 2
Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
Red chilly powder: ¼ teaspoon
Coriander (dhania) powder: 1 teaspoon
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste 


  1. Clean the methi bundles – you can use leaves and tender stems. Wash several times thoroughly. Soak in water with a pinch of turmeric powder for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Drain and chop the leaves finely.
  3. Wash, peel, and chop the potatoes into ½ inch cubes.
  4. Also, chop the green chillies finely.
  5. In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the mustard seeds start popping, add the chopped methi leaves and potatoes.
  7. Also, add in the spice powders and chopped green chillies.
  8. Mix well and cook covered on low heat.
  9. Check and stir every 4-5 minutes. The methi leaves and potatoes usually cook in the water released by the spinach itself, but if the vegetable becomes dry and starts sticking to the vessel, add up to half cup of water and cook.
  10. Cook till the potatoes are done – i.e. test by mashing a piece with your finger, should be soft and easily mashed.
  11. Add salt and mix well. It is better to add salt in the end as the methi leaves wilt and reduce significantly – so adding salt earlier might result in too much.
  12. In case the vegetable is still not dry, increase the heat and dry to remove water content. Keep stirring as well. When the vegetable doesn’t have much moisture left, it is done.
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  14. Turn off the heat and serve hot with rotis or rice.
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2 Responses to “Alu Methi Dry Vegetable”

  1. Wow no tomatoes too, very easy and simple

    From skribles: Thanks Medhaa

  2. Looks sooooo good, I will eat up anything with fenugreek like crazy!

    From skribles: Thanks Meeso

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