Thursday, May 2, 2013

Aloo Methi - Announcing Vegan Thursday

We a group of food bloggers started a new event and named it as Vegan Thursdays, this event starts from today. The main motto of this event is to share vegan dishes from any cuisine. Most of our Indian foods are vegan, obviously most of our daily routine foods we make or eat are vegan without our knowledge. 
Vegan'ism means abstaining from the use of animal products. Vegan peoples do not use dairy products,eggs,and any other animal derived substances like honey in their cooking.So we a bunch of food bloggers will be showcasing our vegan foods during Thursdays  this event will held twice a month. We will be posting the first week's Thursday and last week's Thursday of every month. This Vegan Thursday do not have any theme and the choice of the recipes prepared by each blogger being part of this event depend upon their choice.

Anyone interested in joining us, please leave your email id in the comment section and we will contact you.

So for this event, I made Aloo Methi- Potatoes cooked with Fenugreek leaves. Who does not like potatoes? The potatoes get an incredible flavor from the fenugreek leaves. Also these are healthy. They can be a wonderful side dish almost for anything, be it rice or rotis.  

What are the ingredients needed?

Potatoes- 3-4 nos (medium sized-peeled & chopped to cubes)
Fenugreek leaves- 2 cups (cleaned & Chopped)
Onion - 1 small sized (chopped)
Oil, 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chillies, 2-3 nos.
Asafoetida, a pinch
Garlic, 3-4 cloves(finely minced)
Ginger, 1 small piece(finely minced)
Turmeric Powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon
Salt, to taste.
Amchoor Powder, 1/2 teaspoon(optional)

How it is made?
  1. Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds and then add red chillies and fry for a minute.
  2. Then add chopped onion, ginger, garlic and asafoetida and saute for few more minutes.
  3. Then add the turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Coriander Powder and chopped potatoes, mix well. Then add salt to taste, mix well, sprinkle some water and cover and cook till the potatoes are half cooked.
  4. Then add chopped and cleaned fenugreek leaves, mix well and sprinkle some more water(if needed), check the salt  and cover and cook till it is completely cooked.
  5. Then add amchoor powder, mix well and serve.

  • If you dont prefer onion, garlic, ginger you can avoid them.
  • Adding amchoor powder is optional.
  • You can also prepare aloo methi in this method-
  1.  Boil, peel and cube the potatoes.
  2.  Heat oil in a skillet, fry cumin seeds, chillies, asafoetida and other listed ingredients.
  3. Then add the fenugreek leaves, mix well, cover and cook.
  4. To this add the chopped potatoes and mix well, cook for 2 more minutes and then turn off the heat.
Please Hop on to check what our other friends have cooked for Vegan Thursdays
1) Sangee 2) Manjula 3) Nalini 4) Vardhini 5) Viji 6) Priya Akka 7) Nayana 8) Sujitha

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  1. Very yummy combination! Love this subzi with roti or as a filling for bread :)

  2. wow very tempting and favorite methi aloo... super likes aks...

  3. Delicious curry...yummy combo! Am interested in joining Divya :)

  4. Such a flavorful potato curry,love to have with rotis..perfect vegan dish...

  5. i love this combination Divya. Always s a success. Well clicked

  6. very inviting curry :) and yummy combo :)

  7. Love this curry a lot... Nice one

  8. Very delicious and mouthwatering aloo methi. Just love it...
    Very beautiful clicks...

  9. Aloo methi looks very delicious.. Nice clicks Divya..

  10. OMG! a tempting dish, yummy and delicious.

  11. very delicious combo..curry sounds easy & yummy...inviting pics too!

  12. One of my favorite curries, especially for the methi in it, looks superb..

  13. Flavorful curry. Love the theme. Will try to join with your group

  14. Delicious potato with methi curry.

  15. I just love aloo methi , you have make it beautifully....

  16. awesome to eat with chapathi

  17. My favourite.. I love methi..

  18. Perfectly vth rotis.. Looks delicious and beautiful cliks..

  19. looks awesome. I was wondering if I can use frozen methi leaves instead of the fresh ones?

    1. Of course you can use frozen methi leaves too.

    2. Love the combo of methi potato..perfect with rotis.

  20. You have made the curry look super delicious. When I make it, it is tasty but does not look this good ! I love the flavour of methi in anything.


  22. my favorite dish. nice clicks too.

  23. Aloo methi and the total presentation looks absolutely delicious.

  24. wow!! this luks soo great. yummy dish

  25. lovely aloo favorite...

  26. Classic the flavor and aroma of methi leaves..

  27. looks so great and yumm...Tempting clicks and well made...

  28. I love aloo methi and your post just made me crave for a big fluffy puris and aloo methi! Love the concept of Vegan Thursday as well. Maybe I shall take part in it next week!

  29. Yummy!!!!!!!!!my favorite. i liked made it purfectly.

  30. I love aloo methi. Beautiful presentation :)


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