Mar 4, 2012

Dum Aloo Methi Rice

If I have to cook Methi ( Fenugreek) Leaves, other than Dal, Aloo Methi is one quite common dish in my kitchen. Not sure, if Potato hides the bitterness of Methi or Methi enhances the taste of Potato, but the combination is always awesome. Today I have bought these small, cute round baby potatoes, and then I had to darn the experimental hat to come up with something innovative. Usually Dum Aloo is the spicy and tangy curry that you can make with these baby potatoes. By following the same spices that used in Dum Aloo,  and with the addition of methi leaves, Today this 'Dum Aloo Methi Rice' Dish has happened . Check it out and Here is the Recipe...

Dum Aloo Methi Rice

Baby Potatoes -  8
Methi Leaves - 1 cup
Cooked Rice - 4 cups

For Marination:
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Curry Powder - 2 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp
salt - 2 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chili - 1
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Clove - 2
cinnamon - 1 stick
cardamon - 1
green chili - 2
Red Onion - 1 medium

Preparatory Steps:

  • Boil the Baby potatoes until they are soft. You can pressure cook for up to 1 whistle for medium soft.
  • If they are Red potatoes i usually leave the skin, as Potato skin has good nutrition values.
  • Separate the Methi leaves from stems, wash and drain them.


  1. First make slight slits to boiled baby potatoes. 
  2. Take yogurt in wide bowl, mix in Curry Powder, salt and Red Chili Powder. and add the baby potatoes and marinate them for 30 min. 
  3. Take a non stick pan, add Oil. Once the oil is hot, add red chilies, cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon, cardamom. 
  4. After 1 min, Add  ginger garlic paste, followed by green chili and chopped onions.  
  5. Saute Onions for 2 min, Add 1 tsp salt and black pepper. then, Add the Methi ( fenugreek) leaves. 
  6. Once the leaves wilted, add the marinated potatoes to the pan. Mix it well until all the spices are well coated. 
  7. Now add the cooked rice to the pan. Add remaining salt and Mix the rice together with vegetables. ( do it gently so that potatoes won't get mashed). Taste and adjust all the seasonings. 

Transfer to Serving Bowl and Hit that party with your new Dish. :-)


  • As the Yogurt and Potato softens all the spices, you can serve this rice as it is ( with out any side or Raita).
  • If you don't have curry powder handy, you can add 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of cumin powder.

Take care until we meet here again
Ba Bye



  1. Hmmm, I love the flavours and combination, definitely this would be a star in parties.

  2. wow...I just love all the flavors going in ! rice looks so so delicious dear :-)

  3. What a cute way to use these cute little potatoes! Somehow i dont feel so guilty for eating potatoes(rich in carbs) if they r in the baby form! this is my menu for tomorrow! :-)

  4. yummy recipe..Perfectly made


  5. looks so delicious. I love the combinations that you used. first time here and you have nice collection. loved it.



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