Apr 19, 2013

Minty Methi Aloo ~ Herbed Baby Potatoes In Gravy

This is a mildly spiced masala gravy curry that you want to make instantly when you have lot of herbs in hand. The Baby Potatoes will get cook quickly, so let them simmer in the herbed and garlicky gravy to pair with soft Rotis or Warm Rice...., Delicious Dinner is Ready in Minutes...!  Njoy!

Minty Methi Baby Potatoes

Here in Dallas the Spring Season finally arrived, looks like the Mother Nature is in lot of confusion this season, one day it starts cold and the other day it is bright and sunny...!! Finally Spring is here in the end of April ( which is considered very late compare to normal).  Every where the Roses are bloomed, all the communities here are looking beautiful with the lush green trees and colorful wild flowers ... Spring Season gives me lot of energy, Bright but not so harsh Sun, Bird Chirpings, Early Morning Soft Breezes and the new Baby Leaves.... Oh What a Refreshing Feeling! and Did I say Baby leaves, any thing that tags with 'Baby' is always cute, Baby Leaves, Baby Pink, Baby Blue and these Baby Potatoes....!!!

Cutise Baby Potatoes

Baby Potatoes - 12
Onion - 1/2 medium
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 cloves
Mint - 2 Tbsp
Kasoori Methi ( Dry Methi Leaves) - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp

Preparatory Steps:

  • Peel the baby potatoes, wash them, and microwave them for 1 min in microwave safe plate. 
  • Heat the non-stick pan and add 1 tsp of oil. Once the oil is hot add chopped onion and let them saute for  2min and chopped garlic, once the garlic and onions becomes soft add the chopped tomato. saute for 3 min and switch off the stove and let it cool. Grind this into paste in a mixie or blender and keep it aside.


  1. Add remaining oil to the non-stick deep pan. Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds, as they start spluttering add ginger garlic paste, and saute for 1 min.  Now add the chopped mint leaves and mix it well. Mint makes the oil flavorful when you add it in the begining. 
  2. Add the Onion Tomato paste to the pan, let it simmer for 3 min. 
  3. Now add turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix it well, close the lid and keep the heat in medium for 5 min.
  4. Now you notice the gravy coming together, add the baby potatoes to the gravy and let them well coated with  gravy. Add water as it is necessary based on the consistency of the gravy. 
  5. Now take the Kassori Methi in your palms, rub it well and add this to the pan and mix well. at this time a nice flavor will be filling your kicthen, -'That's the magic of Kasoori Methi'. :-)
  6. Leave the pan on flame for 2 to 3 minutes and switch off the stove. Transfer the Gravy to serving bowl serve hot with chapathis or rice. 

  • These Baby potatoes looks cute but when you have to peel them it's lot of pain as they are very are small. If you are tired of peeling, then there is another alternative that is simple. 
  • Wash the baby potatoes (with peel) thoroughly and pat them dry. Sprinkle some salt, black pepper, brush them with Olive oil, drop a rosemary string and bake them at 350F for 30 min. You have a delicious healthy side is ready for your meal. Today I have added some Sweet Potato along with these Baby Potatoes which compliments very well with their color and flavor.

Take care until we meet here again...



  1. What a tempting gravy. I can use fresh methi also right. Want to try making this.

    1. Latha, I doubt if the Fresh methi will give that taste or not, as Fresh Methi will be little bitter. Not sure how the bitterness of Methi turns into Flavorful when it gets dried. Kasorri Methi is known for adding nice flavor to your gravy curries. This is Restaurant Chefs tip! Try with Fresh Methi as well and let us know your results... After all cooking is all about experimenting with ingredients to create new flavors. :-)

  2. looks so flavourful and delicious!loved the clicks.

  3. Mouthwatering and delicious aloo subzi.

  4. Nice gravy,in addition to that beautiful minty flavor,will surely try this.

  5. delicious combination lovely pictures

  6. yummilicious and droolworthy recipe.

  7. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful minty methi aloo.

  8. Lovely clicks...that's indeed perfect for both rice and rotis. Yummm.


  9. Nice dish. Just like your blog name yum yum yum.

  10. looks flavorful and tempting...
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    1. Thank you for Stopping by Gayathri, Welcome to Yum! Yum! Yum!, You have a nice collection of recipes tooo.. Good to know you and Keep in Touch and Happy Blogging!

  11. Thank you everyone for stopping by here and passing on your delicious comments. That gave me a dose of energy for next week's cooking. :-)



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