Aloo Methi & Poori's

This is my 200th post! That's a lot of posts :) Enjoy!

Mint Poori's adapted from Neelam Batra's 1,000 Indian Recipes

• 1 cup durum whole-wheat flour
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon ajwain seeds
• salt, to taste
• 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
• 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves
• 1/3 - 1/2 cup water
• bit of vegetable oil
• oil for frying

Combine flours, ajwain, salt, fenugreek and mint leaves. Add water slowly to get a firm dough. Knead dough until smooth and pliable. Add a bit of vegetable oil and knead until absorbed. Roll into about 8 - 10 small rounds. Heat oil in small pan on medium-high and fry each poori, pressing the center down with a spatula until the bread puffs. Flip and fry a few seconds on the second side. Remove and drain on paper towel.

This recipe for Aloo Methi is one I came up with after viewing a few and deciding I had to use frozen methi, as I could never come across fresh.

• 1 bag frozen methi leaves, thawed
• vegetable oil
• 1 fresh, green chilli, chopped
• 1 1/4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
• 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 inch ginger, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 small tomato, chopped
• 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
• 1 teaspoon Kitchen King Masala
• salt, to taste

Heat a bit of oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat and fry cumin seeds a few seconds. Add onion and fry until translucent. Add ginger, garlic and green chili and fry until onions start to turn golden. Add tomato and cook until soft. Add turmeric and fry few seconds. Then add potatoes and salt. Cook until the potatoes start to soften. Next add methi and cook until hot and clinging to potatoes, being careful not to over cook methi. Last add Kitchen King Masala, stir, and remove from heat.

43 comments:

Joie de vivre said...

Congratulations!!!

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Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy meeso! I loved both the recipes. Even I make the mint pooris...just that i add a little bit of roasted jeera powder too. A yummy meal I should say!

Vrinda said...

WOW mouthwatering pic..and my fav combo...

Ann said...

Congrats on 200!
Thats interesting to see a "flavoured" poori - looks delectable!

Sushma Mallya said...

Mint puri is something new and different,loved its flavours and lovely combo and looks filling too...

Cham said...

Congrats Meeso I will be reaching soon too.
That looks very interesting ur puris!

Vani said...

200 posts - wow!! Congrats, Meeso!

Both the puri and the aloo methi look great. And what a lovely combi too.

Peanutts said...

your blog always leaves me hungry , all nice home cooked food, no fancy stuff hehehe, And congrats on the 200th post

Priya said...

Wat a fantastic combo..am drooling rite now here..

Soma Pradhan said...

This is looking very very yummy !!!!!!!!!!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Congratulations! The flavoured poori and the aloo methi looks yummm:) and a mouthwatering combination:)

Nostalgia said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. Fantastic recipe.. I made some methi pulav this morning.

Trendsetters said...

congrats n lovely pooris

Bong Mom said...

Meeso

You seem to be cooking such wonderful food !!! Love all the food at your Mom's too.

My C.Milk cake did sink a bit too.

Congrats on 200

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. great meeso.. looks really delicious..

meeso said...

Thanks, everybody :)

Aartee said...

Looking at the picture makes my drool for them...I dont have fresh or frozen methi at home,now i have to go do shopping...love ur recipe too

Mriganayani said...

The puris look delicious! Perfect for this chilly weather! You amaze me with your Indian culinary skills!

Laavanya said...

Frozen methi is convenient but thankfully i find the fresh ones in the Korean market here.. haven't made aloo methi in a long time. The pudhina parathas look awesome and btw we have pooris on the menu tomorrow.

shahana said...

Oh my god!!! this combination looks really tempting!

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here...

Congratulations on ur 200th post!!!

Aloo methi & poori - a nice and a healthy combo..

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Srivalli said...

Congrats meeso and how lovely that plate of pooris look!..may you always cook such delicious ones for us too..:)

jayasri said...

meeso, The pooris are looking so beautiful, the picture is so good., love both the dishes, Methi is my favourite, congrats on your 200th post dear

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey the platter looks so delicious and congrats..

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Sarah Naveen said...

yummy yumm!!! both looks mouthwatering !!!

ANJALI J. said...

hey Meeso, thanks for ur comments.. u have a delicious recipes lately.

Gulmohar said...

Congrats on your 200th post :-)Yummy combo

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thats a terrific picture...like the fluffed pooris:)

DEESHA said...

mint pooris look fab .. i love aloo methi anytime

Haddock said...

Those pooris look great.

Soma said...

Congrats! Look at that puffy poori. and the alu methi is an all time fav.

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Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

That looks like a great comfort food!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

woww look at the pooris.. so fluffed up. teach me how to make them!

Hari Chandana said...

First time here.. Lovely blog!!

SpicyTasty said...

Congrats on your 200th post!!! Never tried methi poori it looks really yummy. Awesome combo.

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puri nicely puffed up
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Soma Pradhan said...

This is a very good innovation... Teh picture taken looks so tempting..hard to resist the curry along with bhaji

Chitra said...

Congrats on 200! That is awesome and your puris look amazing - what a nice way to celebrate:)

Nithu Bala said...

Congrats for your 200th post..Pooris look delicious..never tried..will try soon..

Uma said...

what an idea of using mint in puris!

Usha said...

Meeso...Congratulations!! 200 posts is great achievement.Wishing you many more posts of delicious blogging.

Mint Poori + Aloo Methi is nice combination..nice capture of puffed puri.

Usha..

Shanthi said...

Wonderful combo and my favourite
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