Aloo Methi

A classic North Indian dry side dish where potatoes are cooked with fenugreek leaves & spices.

Aloo Methi is a classic Punjabi side dish made with potatoes, fenugreek leaves and combination of spices. Typically made dry, this is a staple of every North Indian home and is served with roti or naan. It is also a popular dish for office or school lunchboxes. The slightly bitter taste from the fenugreek leaves and anytime favorite potato makes this a dish that one will never say no to.

For a Jain version of Aloo Methi, you can omit the onions.

Aloo Methi with Roti

Aloo Methi with Roti

In some places, capsicum is added and it is made into another variation of this dish called Aloo Methi Bhaji

Aloo Methi with Roti
5 from 3 votes

Aloo Methi

A classic North Indian dry side dish where potatoes are cooked with fenugreek leaves & spices.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi


  • 5 Potatoes medium sized
  • 1/2 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 small bunches Fenugreek leaves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Curd thick
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder


  • Pressure cook potatoes. Peel outer skin and cut into large pieces
  • Slit green chillies length wise.
  • Wash and chop fenugreek leaves.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, add cumin seeds, slit chillies and then chopped onions.
  • When it turns golden, add fenugreek and fry for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and then curds.
  • Mix well and then add, potato pieces.
  • Cook for 5 to 7 minutes stirring in-between.
  • Add tomato paste, garam masala powder and cook till dry.
  • Serve hot with roti, phulka, naan or rice.

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Note: Normally this curry is served dry, if you want it like a gravy, pour 1 1/2 cup water at the end and cook for a few more minutes.

If you liked this dish, you might also like these popular side dishes using potato.



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Sat Paul Gupta February 18, 2021 - 5:40 pm

Being a vegetarian I love your recipes.

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sandhya December 24, 2012 - 11:49 am

very good, simple to prepare.

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Roopa June 12, 2011 - 12:59 am

It was fabulous.. like how they do it in hotels.. very simple and damn tasty..

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Srividhya November 21, 2010 - 11:27 am

Awesome,loved the taste!

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Khushbu November 23, 2009 - 4:10 am

very tasty, i made the dry version.

5 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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