Friday, December 3, 2010

Methi Batata Bhaji (Potato Fenugreek Vegetable)

This week I was pleasantly surprised to see fresh Methi (Fenugreek Leaves) when I went to the local Indian store!! Immediately decided to make Methi Batata bhaji which is like the Maharashtrian version of Aloo Methi :)

The procedure: Cut 3 large potatoes into thin slices. I prefer to use raw potatoes. But if you were to use bolied and cubed potatoes, it is fine too. Wash and chop 1 bunch methi (leaves only) finely . Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add tempering ie 1 tsp mustard seeds, a pinch of asofoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp chopped garlic. Add potatoes and cook covered for 3-4 mins. Now add methi. Stir, cover and cook for another 5 - 8 mins till potatoes are soft. Add 2 tsp sugar and salt to taste. Cover and cook for 3-5 more mins on low heat. Yummy Methi Batata bhaji is ready to serve!! 

I have not used any masala in this vegetable because I like to enjoy the natural flavor of methi with the Potato. If you like, you can add 1 tsp of garam masala. Do try out this simple recipe and send in your comments.
I am sending this recipe to Sara's Corner's - Only Greens Event originally started by Pari of Foodelicious

31 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

my fav recipe, looks great

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

I love methi batata nu shaak...looks tasty!

Priya said...

Very tempting bhaji, too tempting..

Soumya said...

wow...haelthy and delicious...very tempting

Smitha said...

hey thanx for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments....Keep visiting...
and Aloo methi looks absolutely delish!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks sooooooooo healthy and green and of course delicious.

Mrs K said...

Ditto:)!!! even I got so excited to see fresh methi at the Indian store after a longggg time .I bought two bunches. I love Methi with aloo , my favorite. I agree with you on, not adding any masalas to this dish lest you robbed away the natural flavors.This looks and sounds just right :)!!!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovley combo Rupali....yummy dish with my fav methi

Subhashini said...

Hey
First time in your space .Unique recipes I found here.I ll try some for sure and would love to follow you.

Santosh Bangar said...

lovely and flavoured recipe
thanks for visiting .u have wonderful space
keep visiting

Kurinji said...

u have a sweet surprise in my blog!

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Prathima Rao said...

Yummm... a healthy n delicious subzi...Yes, Not adding any masala will retain the lovely aroma & flavor of methi..

DEESHA said...

this is one of my favorites .. yummy

Khaugiri said...

One of my all time favorite bhaji!!!

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy vegs:)

aipi said...

I cannot resist picking up a few bunches whenever I find them in our local Indian grocery. Just love the unique flavor of methi and this combo is my absolute fav..love your version!


US Masala

Biny Anoop said...

wow looks perfect.....better than i make.the shape of the potatoes are looking so gud and the green colour suits very well.
Biny

Shanthi said...

Lovely bhaji . love the flavour. Keep rocking
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

Umm Mymoonah said...

Packed with flavours, looks very yummy.

R said...

Krishnaveni, Jagruti, priya, soumya, smitha, priya, sanyukta,santosh, prathima, deesha, kahaugiri, rumana, aipi, biny,shanthi,umm mymoonah: thanks for appreciating!!
subhashini: thanks! glad u liked my space.
kurinji: thanks! so sweet of u to share the award with me!

Kitchen Boffin said...

bhaji looks soo yummy. i am a methi flav lover.. ur recipe looks good... thanks for ur appreciation on my award...

Panchpakwan said...

Simply delicious sidedish..

Torviewtoronto said...

healthy delicious curry
thank you for following :)

Gulmohar said...

Delicious and flavorful bhaji...Am sure the methi will blend in so well with potatoes

HGourmet Foodie said...

wow.. this is one of the best potato recipe i have seen.. Thanks for sharing!!!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Heyy Rupali...
You have a lovely space dear.. and glad I m out here ..for the first time..

Love the aloo Methi combo.. and it brings the best flavours out.....

Cheers
Sandhya

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely combo,looks great...

R said...

Kitchen Boffin: thanks! and u r welcome!
Panchpakwan,Torviewtoronto,Gulmohar,HGourmet Foodie,sandhya hariharan, sushma mallya: thank you all for ur appreciation!!

swapna said...

my fav...love potato with methi!!yumm!!

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

love it... looks so crispy and yummy...
hey thanks for stopping by my blog and ur encouragement :)

R said...

swapna, my attempt at the julie/julia project: thanks!!