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