Aloo Methi with Gravy Recipe (with Step by Step Photos)

Aloo methi sabji is prepared in two different styles, with gravy and without gravy. This recipe is for making aloo and methi sabzi with garlic flavored gram flour based gravy. Follow the given recipe to make this curry at home within few minutes.

Aloo Methi Gravy

1½ cups boiled and cubed Potatoes
2½ cups Fresh Fenugreek Leaves (Methi), cleaned and chopped
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds (jeera)
1 Onion, finely chopped
5 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated Ginger
1 Tomato, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (lal mirch)
2 teaspoons Coriander Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (haldi)
2 teaspoons Gram Flour (besan)
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Sugar (optional)
1½ tablespoons Cooking Oil
Salt to taste

Note: Add salt while boiling potatoes to get evenly taste.

  1. step-1
    Wash chopped fenugreek leaves in water and drain.
  2. step-2
    Heat oil in a kadai over medium flame. Add cumin seeds; when they begin to crackle, add chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent. Add chopped garlic and grated ginger, sauté for 30-40 seconds.
  3. step-3
    Add chopped tomato and sauté until it turns tender for approx. 2-minutes.
  4. step-4
    Add and mix red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  5. step-5
    Add potato cubes and stir well.
  6. step-6
    Stir and cook for approx. 1-minute.
  7. step-7
    Add chopped fenugreek leaves and salt to taste.
  8. step-8
    Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. step-9
    Mix gram flour in 3/4 cup water and add it in potato and methi mixture. Add lemon juice and sugar. Bring it to a boil on medium flame.
  10. step-10
    When it starts boiling, reduce flame to low and cook until desired consistency of gravy. Keep stirring in between to make sure that sabzi does not burn and stick at the bottom of pan or kadai.
  11. l_step
    Turn off the flame and transfer aloo methi gravy sabzi in a serving bowl. Serve hot.
Tips and Variations:

  • Adjust the quantity of sugar and lemon juice to get desired mild sweet and sour taste.
  • Add more water to make thin gravy and add less water to make thick gravy in step-9.
Taste: Spicy and mild tangy tomato taste with nice flavor of fenugreek leaves.
Serving Ideas: Serve it with either chapati or paratha, rice khichdi and kadhi as a healthy food in dinner.

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Nov 16, 2017 by Sharan
Excellent recipe. Tried this today and the flavors blended really well. Wasn't heavy either.
Used ginger powder instead of grated ginger and added a little more of the cumin seeds.

Jul 02, 2017 by Prasanna Iyer

The recipe came out really well. The game changer here is besan and lemon. We had used around 10-15 gms besan for roughly 2 potatoes (medium), 1 tomato (half size of cricket ball), 4 garlic cloves, pinky finger sized garlic and 2.5 tsps kasturi mehti. Only fact was that once you put the potatoes, it starts dragging significant amount of oil which is crazy. Like if you do not put oil, the bottom side gets roasted out. Consistency maintained was medium (like 70% solid).

Thanks for this!

Jan 04, 2017 by Preet
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Have tried most of them.
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But searched online went through your website and safe to say I passed my cooking exam with flying colours.. so thank you for putting together these recipes that are traditional healthy and tasty.

Response: Thank you Preet for trying the recipes. Glad to hear that your family loved it.

Sep 30, 2016 by Priyanka
Very easy and yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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Dec 09, 2015 by Sheila
Tried this recipe today and it was real yummy! Thank you for sharing and God Bless!

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