Friday, January 15, 2010

Kasuri Methi Aloo - Simple, Quick and Delish!

Yes, I had to come back and post something. The thought of seeing my blog die made me shudder. But the thought of losing some lovely friends I made here was just unbearable. As Asha says, your true friends stay with you no matter what which is so very true. So I took my own sweet time to get back and update. Just wanted to tell 'all iz well' here!!!

Hope all of you had a great start into the new year. These past weeks were so relaxing for me. Despite the cold and the snow, I had some real cozy, nice time at home. Took a long break in December, went for a vacation to Prague, Czech Republic, cooked some awesome dishes, caught up on lot of movies, met friends, slept for 14 hours a day(!), put on a lot of weight! All in all, it was a fun-filled and relaxing break which was very much needed.

In between all this sleeping and relaxing, I visited my friend Rashmi's place a couple of times and ate the delicious food she cooked. Most of the times, I used to stand by and talk while she whipped up an enormous meal quickly. One of those times she made this simple Potato stir fry. After having licked my plate clean,I made it for a few guests at my place. We loved it and I am sure you will too. The Kasuri methi gives the dish a very nice flavor and this can be whipped in a jiffy too. So here is a nice and simple dish for all the potato lovers like me!


Potatoes - 5-6 medium sized
Onion - 1 big
ginger - 1 inch piece chopped finely/shredded
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chillipowder (adjust according to your taste)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 handful of crushed Kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves
Salt to taste


Wash and chop the potatoes into small cubes. (I do not peel the potato skin as they contain many nutrients and fibre which is needed for a healthy diet.)
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
Add the onion and chopped ginger and saute till onion turns translucent.
To this add the turmeric powder and the chopped potato pieces. Mix well, continue sauteeing for a while.
Now add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and little water. Cover and let it cook.(about 6-7 mins).
Remove the lid and continue sauteeing so that the potatoes turn a little brown.
Remove from fire and mix in the crushed kasuri methi leaves.
Serve hot along with bread/roti or simply with rice!

Serves: 3-4
Time Required: 20-25 mins

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  1. That looks scrumptious...could have it for an evening snack.

  2. Skillet potatoes are my fav, this version with kasuri methis looks yumm!

  3. yumm..i need just a few rotis now..

  4. love these, i make these all the time , perfect for lunch box or picnic too..i add little aamchoor powder in the end to add little khaata flavour..

    Great pic

  5. Nice to see you back Keerthana. Potato with kasuri methi looks very tempting and inviting. Perfect with rice or rotis. So looks like you had nice fun during the break :)

  6. lovely post!! happy new year dear

  7. i love the flavour of kasuri methi and thats y i use it in most of my gravies...ur dish looks superb,well presented and am sure must be really good to taste as well

  8. It would be very flavorful naa

  9. It would be very flavorful naa

  10. The pic looks good. i love kasuri methi so this combination appeals to me.

  11. That looks beautiful K..good to see you back..

  12. Glad to see u back K...Such a beautiful aloo dish, fantastic click.

  13. Yum, Potatoes and kasuri methi, love this combo. happy new year dear..

  14. lovely mouth watering aloo with a nice click. You have a nice blog. You can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  15. Nice header...looks that kasuri flavour in aloo.....looks yummy...

  16. My favourite. Love the flavour. Do visit my blog when time permits.

  17. hey this is one of my favs...lovely color and well presented. Faboulous click tooo!

  18. Hi!

    When do you add the ginger? To you saute it along with the onions?

    Tx! :)

    1. anon, you are right! I just updated it :)


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