Nov 292014
 

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Fenugreek Leaves or Methi is a gift from Winters. The bitter taste of these leaves brings a delicious flavour when cooked with spices. I missed them so much in Mexico as they are largely cultivated in Indian Subcontinent and other countries like Turkey and Spain . But this season I am making the most of it.The warmth of this dish is incredible.

The cooking time of this dish is nothing but the only taxing part is to separate the leaves from the stem and cleaning them. My family is very fond of this dish. I have always seen my mother separating green leaves from stems, be it fenugreek,spinach, mustard leaves and many many more leafy vegetables we get in winters.

Directions:

1. Separate the leaves from the stem and wash them thoroughly under running water several times or until the leaves are clean.

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2. Drain out all excess water and chop them coarsely.

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3. Roughly chop Tomato, Onion, Green Chili,Garlic and Ginger. Put them in a blender and make a puree. Set aside.


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4. Also wash, peel and cube few potatoes. Keep aside.


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5. In a pressure pan add some mustard Oil and let it heat till it starts to give out smoke.

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6. Add cubed potatoes.

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7. Add the puree.

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8. Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and red chili powder. Mix together.

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9. Add chopped fenugreek leaves.

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10. Combine everything together.

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11. Put the lid on and let it cook for 5 whistles or 7 minutes after the pressure builds up.

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12. Turn off the flame and let it cook in its own steam. After all pressure has released open the lid and turn the flame on. You will see some liquid. Let it simmer on low flame till all liquid has been absorbed. This step is very crucial for this will bring in a great flavour.

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13. Keep stirring and after the liquid has absorbed you will see some oil in the base. Sprinkle with some Garam Masala.

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14. Serve hot with Rotis and Aloo anaar ka Raita.

You can try more Cuisines from Punjabi Kitchen like Stuffed Bittergourd or Bharwan Karela, Besan Kaddhi Pakora, Punjabi Pindi Cholley.

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Punjabi Style Alloo Methi | Potato & Fenugreek Leaves in Indian Spices
Serves 2
Delicious and spicy Fenugreek leaves cooked with Potatoes in Mustard Oil.
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Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
7 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 bunch Fenugreek leaves or methi
  2. 4 medium Potatoes
  3. 1 Large Tomato
  4. 6 cloves Garlic
  5. 1/2 inch Ginger ,peeled
  6. Green chilies, to taste
  7. 1 small Onion
  8. Salt, to taste
  9. 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  10. Red Chili powder, to taste
  11. Asafoetida, a pinch
  12. 1 tsp Garam Masala
  13. 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
Instructions
  1. Separate the leaves from the stem and wash them thoroughly under running water several times or until the leaves are clean.
  2. Drain out all excess water and chop them coarsely.
  3. Roughly chop Tomato, Onion, Green Chili,Garlic and Ginger. Put them in a blender and make a puree. Set aside.
  4. Also wash, peel and cube few potatoes. Keep aside.
  5. In a pressure pan add some mustard Oil and let it heat till it starts to give out smoke.
  6. Add cubed potatoes.
  7. Add the puree.
  8. Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and red chili powder. Mix together.
  9. Add chopped fenugreek leaves.
  10. Combine everything together.
  11. Put the lid on and let it cook for 5 whistles or 7 minutes after the pressure builds up.
  12. Turn off the flame and let it cook in its own steam. After all pressure has released open the lid and turn the flame on. You will see some liquid. Let it simmer on low flame till all liquid has been absorbed. This step is very crucial for this will bring in a great flavour.
  13. Keep stirring and after the liquid has absorbed you will see some oil in the base. Sprinkle with some Garam Masala.
  14. Serve hot with Rotis.
Notes
  1. If you like you can skip adding garlic to the puree. Instead chop it finely and roast it in Mustard Oil before adding the potatoes. This enhances the flavour of garlic.
Adapted from Mommy Dearest
Adapted from Mommy Dearest
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