Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aloo Methi Matar or Methi Shak Bhaja

Aloo Methi Matar Ki Subzi or Methi Shak Bhaja

Methi or Fenugreek is good for health and green leafy vegetables give us whole lot of nutrients also.In eastern UP ,Bihar ,methi aloo matar is a relish people enjoy eating it with their rotis There are many different ways to make them ,this is our version of Methi Aloo Matar.

Recipe Requirements
1 -2 whole bunch of methi leaves
1 potato cut into ½ inch thick pieces
Peas ½ cup
1-2 cloves garlic
Green chillies optional
Sugar 1tbs
Salt little bit ,just to cook potatoes( tip -shak /Methi requires less salt to cook )
For Tempering
1 tsp of Kalo jeera (nigella seeds)
Cooking oil 1 tbs
How to proceed
Heat a Kadai , Add sarsher tel (Mustard oil),now add kalo jeera ( Nigella seeds) for phoron(tempering ) at med.
Add chopped garlic, stir then add potatoes and peas ,fry for some time ,add salt (little bit ,just to cook potatoes and peas )

Now add  methi shak (green leaves),and cook at high till green leaves shrinks,quickly lower the flame and fry for 7-8 mints ,occasionally stiring in between just to check if it doesn’t stick to kadai/saucepan.Add slit green chillies.

Take out in a bowl and sprinkle roasted peanuts optional .

Serve with garam roti .Recipe can very well go with Kolmi /note(chaouli) Shak also.

Here is kolmi shak bhaja

Some more recipes next time , happy cooking dear friends.


  1. WOW!! That looks great, I just bought some frozen Methi, will try!:))

  2. I've never made anything from Fenugreek leaves as we don't get it here.
    It looks really delicious and can believe that is is very nice with rotis

  3. We make aloo methi, but never added peas. great idea.

  4. Asha,
    do try it ,I guess it will come nice with frozen also .

    Its great to eat with Rotis .I guess this recipe can go very well with any other green leaves like spinach also ..My friend used to make it with spinach .

    adding peas enhances the flavor of methi ,if u wish can add roasted peanuts also ..
    hugs and smiles

  5. wow!nice recipe...will surely try some time..

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  7. Dhivya,
    ur avatar is so cute ,i luv it ..do try it sometimes..

    Feel at home dear ,its so good to know u ..post some oriya dishes also in ur blog ..
    hugs and smiles

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