Thursday, March 10, 2011

Methi Aloo with Badam / Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves and Almonds

Red or white small potatoes - 10 (Boiled, peeled and cut into big chunks)
Fenugreek Leaves / Methi - 1 cup ( washed and chopped roughly)
Urad dal - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 TBSP
Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Broken Red Chili - 1
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Almond - 8-10 (coarsely powdered)
Oil - 2 TBSP
Salt - to taste
Few curry leaves


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.  Add urad dal, cumin seeds, red chili and fry until golden brown.
  2. Add fenugreek leaves, curry leaves and saute for a minute.  Add all the spices except almond powder and mix well.
  3. Add the potatoes and mix well to coat.  Roast it in low flame until all sides are golden brown.
  4. Finally add the almond powder and mix well and cook for another minute or so.
  5. Serve hot.


  1. Hey! We had the very same aloo dish for dinner today :) but of course your recipe is a little different from mine. I had never thought of adding almonds or sambhar powder to this... unique touch i must say!

  2. What a combo dear..almonds will definitely add a nice nuttiness to the curry! Looks fab!!

    US Masala

  3. This curry looks really tasty adding almonds is new to me.

  4. Wow...super...badam must have added extra taste...

  5. Adding almonds sounds truly very interesting, rich looking methi aloo..

  6. Loved the idea of adding almonds to the dish..

  7. Delicious combination.. looks very tempting.. :)

    Indian Cuisine

  8. What a wonderful combo ...looks so delicious ...

  9. Adding almonds is the real twist..Looks yummy...Wud love to try it..

  10. Adding almonds will give a nice nuttly flavor...looks lovely!!

  11. I've cooked methi-aloo many times, but never would have thought of adding almonds to it. What a great idea!

  12. Aloo methi looks wonderful. Bookmarked.

  13. Adding almonds is a great nutty twist :-)

  14. This sounds very unique and good with almonds,nice recipe!

  15. Nice combination.. Like the idea of adding almonds..
    Bhalo Khabo

  16. hi latha,

    i loved ur version of methi aloo.. adding a twist of almond was really gr8.. first time here and love to follow u!!

  17. What a yummy roast and a veritable treat for the eyes - feeling like picking from the bowl and eating some - superb latha :)


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