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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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The scented aroma and distinctive flavour of methi (fresh fenugreek), whether cooked with meat or vegetables, transforms any dish. Methi aloo can be served with most Indian main meals. Methi can be bought from shops that specialize in Indian foods.


  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2.5 cm (1


Combine the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor and chop together, but not to a paste, or chop with a knife and mix together.

Heat the oil in a karhai or heavy-based frying pan over medium heat and fry the onion mixture until softened. Stir in the turmeric. Add the potato and chilli and fry for 5 minutes. Add the chilli powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and stir for ano