Aloo Methi / Potato And Fenugreek Leaves Stir Fry
Dishes with potatoes, green peas, beetroots etc. are advised to be taken in moderation for diabetics due to its high carbohydrate content. Here are some tips that can be followed while cooking potatoes for diabetics:
1. Some potato varieties like red potatoes have low starch in them naturally. Choose them instead.
2. Washing the diced or cubed potatoes before cooking is also one way to reduce the starch content in the potatoes.
3. Paring them with vegetables or greens is also a good way to reduce the amount of potatoes required for the dish and reducing the total carbs from the dish.
This is a healthy potato dish with all the goodness of the methi leaves. This pairs well with rice and rotis.
1. Potatoes, 4, medium sized, washed and boiled.
2. Methi leaves, 1 big bunch, cleaned and trimmed.
3. Onion, medium size, 2, diced.
4. Green chilies, 2, slit into 2.
5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
6. Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.
7. Cumin seeds, 1/4 seeds.
8. Chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon.
9. Coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon.
10. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
11. Salt, as per taste.
12. Curry leaves, a sprig.
Peel the potatoes and mash them lightly into little lumps and keep aside. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil turns hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds. Then add the diced onions and sauté for a few minutes until tender. Now add the curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste, and slit green chilies and saute for a few more minutes. Lower the flame to low at this stage and add the turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, and salt and mix everything well. Add the mashed potatoes now, mix well, and cook under low flame for around 10 minutes stirring in between. The potatoes should be turned around gently to prevent them from getting too mushy. Finally add the chopped methi meaves, mix well, and cook for 2 more minutes and turn off the flame. Aloo methi is ready to be served along with rotis and rice.
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita