Sunday 28 February 2016

Dried Fenugreek Potatoes

Here is my lazy Sunday fix. Sundays should be relaxing, what you you think?  On Sundays I have a mental set back and I feel so spoiled! Even Kitchen seems to be an uninviting place, hehe! At least there should be a complete "chill-out day" in a week. Even studies have proved that having a lazy day in a week can help reduce stress, high blood pressure, stroke! Wow, I get a great boast when I learn about such cool things *happy face*. Well, still you have to cook sometimes and  that is the time when you start thinking about all those rescue recipes- easy and quick. This recipe will do just that thing for you. Potatoes with fenugreek are one of the best combinations and every Indian household must have tried it once or more. I tried to bring out a nice change to the recipe. The perfect blend of choicest spices will sure make you try this again and again. It is easy, vegan, glutenfree, healthy and super tasty!
 Potatoes, or rather poor potatoes, have a very bad image among weight watchers. But having potatoes once in a while will NOT make you look bad, trust me. It is not the poor Potato who is the culprit, it is the way that you cook it, makes the difference. Be it the deep fried chips, fries or even baked but with lots of cheese and oil will bring more harm than health. In fact potatoes are low in calories and high in fibres! They are a very good source of vitamins and minerals, easily available and easy to digest. So you can try eating potatoes with this less oil healthy recipe (though I have also added cream which is totally optional) and always cook the natural way!

You need
10-12 potatoes (boiled and cut)
2 medium onions (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
3 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves

1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
1/4 fennel seeds (saunf)
1/4 teaspoon hing powder (asafoetida)

2 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
1 teaspoon curry powder (or coriander powder)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (or more)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt to taste

1-2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon cream (optional)


1. Heat oil in a pan, fry cumin, carom, mustard, fennel and hing till fragrant.(do not burn them)

2. Add onions and garlic and cook till onions turn translucent pink.

3. Put the cut potatoes, mango powder, chilli powder, pepper, turmeric, curry powder and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.

4. Now add Fenugreek leaves and cream (if using). Lastly add lemon juice. Mix well and serve with any bread of your choice.

Serves 4


  1. Looks good and healthy .I sure would love to try it.

  2. That is mine too.... Aaahhhh my mouth is watering....

  3. i can have aloo methi any time, love it with dried methi.

  4. Aloo methi is all time favorite and this one looks so inviting, Puneet!

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  5. I love potato in any form. This is so delicious and flavorful!

  6. Fenugreek and potatoes, love this combo anytime..