Spinach Potato Fenugreek Stir Fry (Palak Alu Methi)

Few months ago, when I was still pregnant, I was frantically searching for recipes with spinach because of its health benefits. Some of you might have noticed, I was posting many spinach recipes. While talking to Pel, I mentioned the same and he suggested adding sambar powder to spinach-potato dish. I started making this dish and thought adding kasoori methi and lemon juice would be a nice change. It came out very delicious. Now it has become our favorite. Give it a try and I am sure you would love it. Thank you Pel.

Ingredients:
3 cups spinach
1 cup chopped potato
1 tbl spn kasoori methi
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 tea spn sambar powder
1 tbl spn lemon juice
1 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tec spn garlic chopped
A pinch turmeric
Oil
Salt

Method:
Heat oil and add cumin seeds and garlic. When they are fried, add potato, turmeric. Cook till potatoes are half cooked. Add spinach and fry till the leaves are cooked. Do not add any water.
Add chilli powder, sambar powder, kasoori methi, salt and mix well.
Take off the heat, add lemon juice, mix well. Serve hot.

Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20mins

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26 Comments for “Spinach Potato Fenugreek Stir Fry (Palak Alu Methi)”

Aarya

says:

Hi Shilpa,
Thanks! The recipe looks so easy and tempting.
I love colourful vegies. Incidentally, I made a spinach paratha with kasoori methi in it. It tasted so good.Will surely try this one.

says:

Hi Shilpa..this is indeed a very appetizing recipe. The picture is too good! Tks for sharing!(Saw a recipe..sending by email..might be good for you..chk it out.)

renuka

says:

will surely try this recipe.i love all types of greens,can u tell me whatis the substitute for mustard leaves in asian veges.

Chetna

says:

Hi Shilpa

I tried this last night. Since I had made a sambar already, I instead used Sharwood’s curry powder and the idsh turned out amazing.

Normally when I make this recipe, I keep it simple. No jeera\turmeric\any powders and that tastes wonderful too. It is my mom’s Aloo Palak. She just fries, garlic and green chillies and adds potatoes and spinach and of course some salt. That’s it !! It’s that simple.

But your recipe was great for a change!!
I am amazed that you are finding the time to post recipes with a baby to take care of !! You are one amazing lady!!!

megha

says:

shilpa,
Must say this…You are a Legend…i made it last night too.It turned awesome..
Also i made a slight change ..instead of adding palak i added silver beet ..

sujata

says:

dear shilpa, how are you? how is baby? did you read any pregnancy book? can u recommend a very good book on it? i needed a very good book name for information on “infant care” “baby food and its care”. i don’t want to go through net but would like to read a good book. pls help.
also it would have been good if you could pls open a category for pregnancy rich foods with lots of tips for all those who needed it as you might have been taken care of all these.
pls reply. thanks in advance.

says:

Sujata, There is a very popular book called “What to expect when you are expecting”, and their website. Not sure if you have read it. It is like a bible for expecting mothers here. I used their iPhone app. To tell the truth, I had no time or energy to take any special care, I don’t even know if there are any special foods that one needs to take during pregnancy. So I just ate whatever I wanted (or whatever I could find). Just avoided pappaya and pineapple (in India they tell to avoid these).
I have not read anything about Infant care or baby food.

sujata

says:

thank you shilpa.
could you pls confirm me who is the author of that book?
did you also read and like this book during your pregnancy?
secondly, is that book available in India easily as i don’t want to purchase online.
also i don’t want to read online info on pregnancy bcos i get eye pain for sitting on comp. pls reply.
lots of love to your baby.

says:

I could read just 3-4 chapters, but could not finish. As I said, I used their iPhone app, which was much easier for me to follow. I don’t know if the book is available in India, please check in some big book stores. Here is the book.

sujata

says:

thank you shilpa.
in future, if you get any good info on ‘the best baby food'(nutritional)and if u follow that,
then pls make the note, in the new section in this site too.
love to ur baby.

lakshmi kamath

says:

hi shilpa,

First of all congragulations for the great work.I tried
your palak aloo methi recipie and it came out good.Everyone
including my little one who is fussy about food loved it,
and tells me see to your recipie to make new snacks.Today am
going to try your cutlet recipe.Thanks a lot shilpa good work.

says:

Hi Shilpa
Thanks for the recipe. Your dishes look so delicious. Your dishes have a lot of green vegetable. Obvious it will be good for health. Soon I will try your recipe and hope I will make better. Please continue to inform us about different kind of recipes .Thank you

Swaropoa

says:

HI Shilpa ,

I have tried this today and came out very well.

Thanks a lot for sharing this.

Regards ,
Swaroopa

says:

Hey! I am sorry I missed this! But I was wondering why I was getting visitors all of a sudden! 😀 Thanks for the mention. 🙂

I like your garlic tempering- I hadn’t even thought of doing that! Kasoori methi is a nice counterpoint to the bright flavours, and goes so well with spinach- nice one Shilpa!

Bhavana

says:

hey shilpa,
Thanks for the wonderful spinach recipe
The recipe that i make at home with spinach is very good too. my son loves it. he is 3 and he eats it with hot rotis.
3 cups spinach added to a tadka of rai jeera, turmeric, hing and garlic, onion n tomato. after the spinach is cooked i add maharashtrian goda masala, red chilli powder and coriander-cumin powder and salt ofcourse. turns out really delicious.

Bhavana

Hazel

says:

Hi Shilpa,

I tried this recipe today and it turned out awesome!!! I did not have lemon so I added amchur powder instead. My family relished it.Thank you so much for posting such wonderful and simple recipes.

says:

This was wonderful! I couldn’t find kasoori methi so used 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds instead. I will definitely look for the dried leaves next time I’m in an Indian grocery store.

Ruby

says:

I tried this recipe added onions and added channa masala instead of sambar powder. So yummy! I cannot wait to look at the rest of your recipes!

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