I chanced upon this post by deccanheffalump, and after reading the story that went with it, I couldn't wait to try it. Now I have heard,read and seen aloo methi but never made it. But something in this post made me want to try the recipe. I just did, and the results were superb. I need to learn simple, satisfying recipes like this which don't take a ton of time but is loaded with flavor and goodness.
Original recipe click here
Ghee 1 tablesppon and oil 2 tbsp
Baby red potatoes or any kind 4 small, diced with skins on.
Shallot 1,Garlic one clove and a very tiny piece of ginger, all roughly chopped(optional)
A pinch of jeera seeds
Methi leaves picked from one bunch of methi, and chopped fine.
A pinch of turmeric and 1/3 heaped tsp. of hot chilly powder.
A pinch of sugar and salt to taste
To a hot pan, add the ghee and oil. Add the diced potatoes and fry till golden on all sides. Remove from pan. There will be some oil-ghee mixture left in the pan. To this add the jeera. When the seeds start to splutter, add shallos,ginger and garlic. Fry for about a minute, then add the methi leaves. Add sugar, salt, chilly and turmeric powder and stir well to combine. When the methi leaves start wilting, add the potatoes and stir. Remove and serve warm. I made this at 4 in the evening, and didnot have anything to eat this with. So I had it in a sandwich, and tasted pretty good.
This ingredient list is good for one meal for two hungry people.