Monday, January 4, 2010

Aloo Maythi

Come winter and once a month the weekend activities change  into this at Naseeb’s household..
  1. Visit to the local Central Market early in the morning.
  2. Coming home with bundles and bags full of all kind of greens found on earth. ( spinach , Fresh fenugreek , Mustard greens etc.)
  3. Picking , weeding and cleaning the greens bought .
  4. Cutting the greens .
  5. Boiling , and freezing the cut greens .
Since we are only three people ( me , mom and dad ) ..cutting greens is a family affair …
My Abbo jee picks the greens after weeding .. makes little bundles of them … My mom and I cut them the finest possible .. then the greens go into the washing session … (the longest and the most tiresome stage ) till they are absolutely dirt and sand free… in the end comes the boiling and freezing part done by yours truly.This whole process takes almost a day ( depends how much greens you have bought ) .. but it gives you many hassle free cooking days later where you can “ mix and match ” the greens with your choice of vegetable,meat or daal .

Sounds easy .. not really if you have quality controller like my mom .I better not say any thing further .. hope you can imagine the rest :)

Here is the first green encounter of this winter .

 What you need :
  • Aloo ( potatoes ) : 500 gms ( peeled and quartered )
  • Maythi ( fenugreek leaves ) : 250 gms ( boiled )
  • Onions : 2 medium ( chopped finely )
  • Tomatoes : 2 medium ( chopped finely )
  • GG paste : 1 tbsp
  • salt : 1 tsp ( up to taste )
  • Red chili : 1 tsp ( up to your tolerance level )
  • Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
  • Oil : 1/2 cup

aloo meethi -pg

How to :
  1. Heat oil and sauté onions till light brown. ( pic – 2 )
  2. Add in the dry masala and GG paste . ( pic - 3 )
  3. After sautéing for about two minutes .. throw in chopped tomatoes. (  pic – 4 ) and cook till you get a smooth masala paste .( pic – 5 )
  4. Add Maythi and cook for about five minutes. ( pic – 6 )
  5. Lastly add in Potatoes  ( pic – 7)  . Stir , cover and let cook on medium flame till potatoes get tender and oil floats on top. ( pic – 8 )
  6. Aloo Maythi is ready . Serve with chapatti or Parathas and raita.

Aloo Meethi

Notes :

  • If you want to use  fresh maythi ..the quantity should be 1 kg ... as maythi shrinks a lot after boiling and one kg will aprox. make 250 gms ( more or less ) of boiled maythi.
  • Defrost the frozem maythi on counter Top for about 2 hours or use the defrost option in the microwave.
  • Aloo Maythi makes an excellent breakfast with fresh Parathas or poories .


Anonymous said...

what a delicious aloo mathy..just iwas thinking what to cook for dinner ,as i saw ur colorful mouthwatering aloo mathy,atonce i decided to cook aloo mathy.* *

Xceptional Erum said...

quite easy to understand and it is well detailed and i loved the step by step pics.. did u took them in ur kitchen..... BTW Mythi is quite a hassle to pick and clean.

Sadia Naseeb said...

@ Anonymous : Thank you. I wish you have shared your name too along with your lovely thoughts.

@Erum :thank you . Yes the pics are taken in the kitchen. I am glad you found the recipes easy and well detailed .. personally I have read recipes that sounds way too confusing to follow and cook so I try my best not to let this happen to my recipes. aur u are right about maythi .. quite a task to pick and clean :)

Mona said...

I love the taste of fresh methi. I could savor Aloo methi along with a couple of warm rotis right now, looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

looks cool..who can better tell the taste of ur cooked allo methi n sp methi could be more delicious if u give it 2 ur neighour 2 taste next time......D

Sadia Naseeb said...

@anonymous :

Acha khasa naam hay aap ka ... use it ..

thanks fr the comments . I am also thinking of making meethi gajar matter ..yum ..but this time my anonymous neighbour wont be getting any :P

pierre said...

Hello sadia
I ma happy to have bumped into your blog as I do not know about your regional food so i am happy to learn !
I am pierre a french foodie who has created a blog on creative french food if you like it come and visit my blog you are very welcome !!
cheers from Paris

Sadia Naseeb said...

@ pierre :

welcome and thank you .

i did visit your blog . its a lovely blog with even more lovely pics like you i am also not much familiar with french cuisine but i am definitely gonna try it.

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