Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)

Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)

Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)

Aloo Methi is a delicious dish made with potatoes, fenugreek leaves, and a combination of spices. Fenugreek is a green leafy vegetable with a unique taste that is packed with nutrients. There are many health benefits of fenugreek. This dish is delicious in addition to being healthy!
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Course vegetable
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 medium size potatoes peeled and cubed byte size; this will make about 3 cups of cubed potatoes.
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida (hing)
  • 3 whole dry red chilies broken in 2 pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 2 cups fenugreek leaves chopped or 1/2 cup dry fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor)


  • Wash peeled and cut the potatoes in small cubes.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil. If the cumin seed cracks right away, the oil is ready.
  • When the cumin seeds crack, add asafetida, and red chilies stir for few seconds add potatoes stir add turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt and fenugreek leaves. Mix it well and cover the sauce pan.
  • Turn down heat to medium. Let it cook until potatoes are tender and cooked well it should take about 15 minutes. Do stir one or two times in between.
  • From some sides potatoes will be light brown in color. If potatoes appear to be very dry add one or two tablespoons of water.
  • After potatoes cooked well, add the mango powder and mix it well. Turn off the heat. Aloo Methi is ready to serve.


  1. Aloo Methi tastes great with plain paratha, Kadhi Rice etc.
  2. I like left over for making sandwiches.
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36 thoughts on “Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves)

  1. Dear Manjula, I have just found your website and this is the second recipe I’ve tried, you are an amazing cook!You are like a wise family member who gives good advice to make life easier. I can’t get all the ingredients where I live in scotland, (like hing and mango powder) but it’s so nice to have tasty healthy veggie dishes that my husband and I can enjoy. Your site is on my favourites bar now!

  2. Manjula Aunty, I have been using your recepies as guidance for almost 6 years now. We are jain and your recepies are perfect for us. Thanks a lot for all the great videos and recepies. They are all wonderful. Many many many Thanks !!!

  3. Hi there,

    Just made this recipe. Turned out great!! Only change I made was I added a teaspoon of ginger garlic paste. Was really awesome! Thanks a lot!

  4. Thanks for this truly amazing recipe. I followed your recipe proportions to the letter and the dish turned out perfectly. Deglazing the pot with the water that you suggested really helps recover flavor from the fond that develops as the potatoes are cooking.

  5. Hi Manjula ji,
    Can you show us how do you make sandwiches from left overs. I am assuming you will have a specific tip/style which we can adopt for making better sandwiches.

  6. Thank you a lot for this recipe. I’ ve just prepared this dish. It’s really tasty.
    I’m trying to learn how to cook Indian food for my boyfriend. And I think that with your help I will make a really good progress 🙂
    Thank you aunty!

  7. Manjula, can you explain the difference between the fenugreek leaves versus the seeds/spice? Can you use the spice as a substitute if you don’t have fresh fenugreek? Do you eat left overs in a pita bread?

  8. Namaste Ms. Manjula:

    Once again, you have provided another wonderful healthy dish that I can incorporate with other meals I prepare at home.
    Thank you so much. .

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