>> Friday, July 16, 2010
I'm always quite eager about 2nd wednesday of a month and the reason is "My mom's kitty party". This is the day when my mom comes with some very new and amazing recipes and thanks to her sweet kitty friends... Believe me guys, it's almost 10 yrs over and still they have something new in their kitchen..And this recipe of "Potato with methi seeds" is one among them... I think this is "Baba Ramdev's" era and eating healthy meal is the default theme at my mom's kitty party... And we all know the wonders of Methi/ Fenugreek... It's a herb, spice, famous for its culinary and medicinal properties, a perfect digestive aid and the list goes on.. I've had many dishes made of methi leaves but with seeds was quite unusal for me.. I thought of giving it a try and the curry was delicious...
For this, I've soaked the methi seeds overnight and the advantage of soaking is that it takes away the bitterness (some of the bitterness ;) ) and also the seeds become plump... And when combined with potato, it tastes great!!
1/2 cup methi seeds (soaked overnight)
2 medium sized potato (peeled and cubed)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tomato (cubed)
4-5 garlic cloves
3 green chillies (chopped)
1 inch ginger
pinch of mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp coriander pwd
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Cilantro (to garnish)
Heat oil & fry the cubed potatoes until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon, sprinkle little salt and keep aside. In the same pan, splutter mustard seeds and add onion, green chillies and garlic. Saute till onion turns translucent. Add masalas and saute for few mins. Now add tomato and ginger, saute till tomato turns soft and oil separates from the sides of pan. Add methi seeds and potatoes into the gravy. Mix well. Cover and cook till the potatoes are tender. Add milk into the gravy and simmer uncovered for another 10 mins.
Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with roti, puri or any Indian bread.
This entry goes to event Think Spice Think Fenugreek hosted by Priya and started by Sunita.