Aug 13, 2013

Aloo Methi Malai Curry

Aloo Methi Malai Curry – A main curry with  rotis / pulao in North Indian cuisine !!

Serves: 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons  ginger – garlic paste

3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coriander powder

1 tablespoon tomato puree

1 bunch big size methi leaves or 3 small size methi leaves (fenugreek leaves / uluvayila)

1 potato, cut into cubes and boil separately (reserve ¼ cup stock)

3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

50 ml water (1/4 cup)

2 teaspoon fresh cream


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder with 2 tablespoon water and keep aside ( spice mix).

 Heat oil in a pan. Add finely sliced onion and fry till golden color.

Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 1 - 2 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add diluted spice mix. Mix it well and fry for 2 minutes or till the raw smell goes and water dries up.

Add tomato puree,  boiled potatoes (along with ¼ cup stock), extra ¼ cup water and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well.

Cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until done / gravy slightly thickens / methi leaves well combined with gravy. Switch off the heat.

Add 2 teaspoon fresh cream and mix well.

Serve with any Indian breads or Pulao varieties of your choice.

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