Saturday, July 17, 2010

Aloo Methi Masala and Beetroot Chapati

Today’s special is  Aloo Methi masala (Potato-Fenugreek leaves Masala) and Beetroot Chapati. Usually for dinner, i always prefer to prepare the kerala style meal, Rice with some veg or non veg sides. Because that's the only time my hus can  really enjoy the  food. During the breakfast time he will be so hurry to leave to work and lunch time he will be in office. So dinner and weekend meals should be our favorite. that's the reason i always add some specials on these meals like fish fry chicken curry etc..But nowadays my little one is making me so busy. sometimes i couldn’t even find time for cooking. Always he  needs his mom to play with him. So today,  i thought i can prepare some simple but delicious meal for the dinner. After a minute thought, i  decided to make the potato curry and Chapathi. Like to make some variation to both dishes. I usually buy frozen methi leaves form Indian grocery. so thought of combining the healthy leaf with the potato..the dish became Aloo methi in my own style....And  for a variety, I made the beet-root chapathi.Very easy and within a short time span i made both the dish.
OK lets talk about the recipes..starting with Alloo Methi Masala
Aloo Methi Masala
Ingredients
Potato: 4 nos
MethiLeaves:: 1/2 cup(i used frozen)
Onion: 1 medium
Tomato: 1 small
Green Chili: 1 no
Garlic: 2 pods
Ginger : 1 medium
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tbsp
Chili Powder: 1 tsp
Kasoori methi: 1/2  tsp
For seasoning
Oil: 1 tsp
Mustard seed:1/2 tsp
Cumin seed: 1/2 tsp(optional)
Red Chili: 1 no
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Preparation:
  • Slice the onion into very thin pieces.Crush the ginger and garlic Chop the green chili.Cut the tomato into 8 pieces.
  • In a pressure cooker add enough water and boil the potatoes until 2 whistle.. Let it cool and peel the potatoes .Dice them into medium sized or mash them ..Keep it aside
  • Defrost the methi leaves.. (just keep  outside for 30 minutes then it will be ready to cook).
Procedure
Step1: 
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seed once it started spluttering add the red chili and some curry leaves.Saute for some time .
  • Add the ggg’s followed by the red onion.. saute until the onion are  transparent.
  • Add the tomato pieces and saute for 1 minute..
  • Add the Turmeric,Chili,coriander,garam masala and kasoori methi powder and mix with the sautéed ingredients.
Step2:
  • Add the methi leaves and mix all together.. saute well
  • Finally add the mashed potatoes.close the pan and let the mix to cook for 3-5 minutes in medium heat.. 
  • Garnish with some curry leaves.
The delicious Potato Methi masala is ready to have Have it with chapati.. 
Cook’s Tip
  • Here i used the frozen methi.If u use the fresh one just saute/cook for some more time.
  • If u don’t like to mash the potato just cook them accordingly.. Here i mashed the potatoes.Both ways it tastes delicious
  • According to ur taste bud change the quantity of chili powder.
Beetroot Chapathi
Ingredients
Beetroot: 1/2 portion of a medium sized beet
Wheat flour: 1 cup
Oil : some
salt : to taste
Ghee/Butter: enough
Water: enough
Preparation
  • Dice the beet and cook them in the microwave for about 5 minutes Add some water and salt..
  • Make a paste of the cooked beet.
  • In a large sized bowl mix the wheat flour, salt, beet  paste and oil together.
  • Add enough water and mix it and make a dough with right consistency for the chapati
  • Cover the prepared dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour
Procedure
  • Make medium lemon size balls from the prepared dough
  • In a flat surface or flat wooden chapati maker roll them into circular shape.Add the flour while rolling it for not sticking to the surface
  • Heat the pan ...Place the rolled dough and just heat up both side (30 sec - 1 min)
  • Meantime place the chapati grill(see the picture) on the stove top and  heat that and place the half-cooked chapati on it and cook. It will make the chapati so softer and tastier.
  • Apply butter/Ghee to the cooked chapathi.. It will give nice flavor..
The Delicious beet chapathi is ready to have..Have it with Aloomethi masala
Cook’s Tip
  • Do not add more water to cook the beet-root.. if excess water is there just use that for mixing the flour ..
  • If u like  u can increase the quantity of the beet.
  • Instead of mixing all the ingredients together you can  do it separately.First mix and  make a dough then add the beet paste and mix together 
sending the aloo methi to  Think Spice-Think Fenugreek guest hosted by Priya, event by Sunita..

    62 Said:

    srividhya Ravikumar said...

    Interesting and good looking hapati and side dish.. lovely..

    aipi said...

    what a fav and healthy looking meal.. goota try the beet root chapati.. thanks for sharing!

    jeyashrisuresh said...

    deicious looking chapathi and masala. nice stepwise pictures.

    Aruna Manikandan said...

    Both dishes looks healthy and delicious dear :-)

    Sreelekha Sumesh said...

    Nice deatiled recipes.love that beetroot chapathi:)

    Uma said...

    nice version of aloo methi!
    chapati looks fab!

    Satya said...

    delicious dinner ...love the combo of potato n methi ..will try ur version soon ...beetroot paratha looks yummy n colorful ,very healthy one ...

    Suman Singh said...

    WOW..looks like your guys had wonderful dinner...love the color of paratha...so beautiful..never tried beet root in my cooking..sounds interesting and healthier option...lovely....and very inventive too...thanks for sharing this Prani..Have a Nice weekend..tk care!

    Sushma Mallya said...

    Love aloo-methi combo and i usually do it in a very simple way but your version is more nice...and using beetroot this way is really new and different but sounds good

    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Wow ! I never tried beetroot chapati...it has given a lovely color and it's healthy also. I love this combo aloo- methi very much

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    sowmya's creative saga said...

    love beetroot parathas..curry looks yumm too..

    TREAT AND TRICK said...

    Great combo, capati has nice color and both are delicious dear...

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Prani, that is such a great looking thali, I love both the recipes. Please do send it to my "Think spice: think fenugreek" event.

    Mano Saminathan said...

    Very nice and colourful chappathi! the aloo methi side dish really looks tempting!!

    Umm Mymoonah said...

    Wow! super soft chapathi with a yummy masala.
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    Guna's kitchen said...

    very healthy chapatis... good idea.. aloo methi luks perfects...well wxplained

    Anita said...

    I just loved the way you have made beet root paratha, I used to wonder how to eat beet root, thanks for sharing such a nice dish..

    Krishnaveni said...

    beautiful colour....nice dish, lovely presentation, healthy and a great dish for picky eaters like my little one

    Lizy said...

    Looks very colorful and mouthwatering.

    PranisKitchen said...

    srividhya aipi jayashree aruna sreelekha uma sathya suman sushma hamaree rasoi soumya treat and trick mano ayesha asha anita krishna lizy thanks for the kind words.. really appreciable guys.. Priya ayesha sure i will send some

    birdutmasali said...

    !!!
    looks very tasty :)

    I wish you a nice weekend

    Nat said...

    Beetroot Chapati? Wierd! How will that taste, sweet? But I like the potato and methi masala. Let's give a try.

    Shama Nagarajan said...

    delicious dear..nice combo

    Angie's Recipes said...

    wow Beetroot chapati!! They look so tempting!

    M D said...

    That chapati is new and different with beets in them. Looking great and delicious!

    Pete said...

    wow, good idea, beetroot chapati....a healthy one too!

    Raina said...

    This looks delicious. I am very impressed that you can make all of these foods with a little one at home...not an easy thing to do..I remember:)

    Priya said...

    Tempting aloo methi masala and great looking chapathi, both makes me hungry..

    Mary said...

    What a colorful meal. The beetroot is an interesting addition to the chapati. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

    Smita Srivastava said...

    The paranthas look so colorful n yummy .. Lovely step wise pics too ...

    - Smita
    @ Little Food Junction

    meeso said...

    I love the colorful bread, everything looks very delicious!

    Parita said...

    Aloo methi looks yumm!! Beetroot chapati is so good..yumm!

    Ingrid said...

    Great combo I have never tried anything like it! :)

    Sayantani said...

    what a faboulous spread Prani. the rose coloured roti almost take my breadth aay. very creative and yummy.

    Katie@Cozydelicious said...

    I have never seen chapathi such a beautiful color! What a fun ide ato use beetroot. The whole meal looks wonderful and tasty!

    Latha said...

    colorful chapati and yummy aloo methi.

    PJ said...

    love that beetroot chapati! so colorful

    agrigirl said...

    beautiful recipes - both the masala and the chapati. What is methi? I'd like to try to make this.

    Deepti said...

    Nice combo...beetroot chapati luks super healthy.

    chaitrali pathak said...

    looks yummy...n beetroot chapati...is something new for me...surely try it out....

    Gulmohar said...

    Aaloo and methi is a great combo and loved the idea of colorful chapathi..kids would love this for sure

    panchpakwan said...

    Looks so healthy and delicious..

    swapna said...

    This looks yummy and delicious...potato and methi leaves my fav!!thanks for stopping by my blog..

    Fathima said...

    that is a definitely a colorful combo...

    Pari said...

    A very healthy combination.

    Prathibha said...

    Lovely combo..I love both of dem...

    Preeti Kashyap said...

    This is my fav combo too! I love beet chapatis...they look and taste so yummy! and aloo methi is everyone's fav!

    Sarah Naveen said...

    wow!! super...looks so yummy!!

    Trupti said...

    both looks very delicious.


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    Mythreyi Dilip said...

    Both the recipes looks too good, adding beetroot to chappati is very healthy and interesting dear:)

    Nithu said...

    Sounds interesting and looks wonderful.

    Neha said...

    very new recipe..chapatis look beautiful

    Simply Life said...

    oh wow, great to know!

    arthi said...

    wow!!!yummy recipe..mouth watering :)

    PranisKitchen said...

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    RV said...

    This is one perfect healthy meal. A nice variation to regular chapati

    Mriganayani said...

    Love the beetroot chappathis - will sure make this soon!

    Roopa said...

    what an innovative roti!! :) never heard or so it before and the color the beet gives to the roti is fiery and yummy :)

    Nikki said...

    Its my firts time in ur blog and this beetroot chapati and alu methi is something I would definitely like to cook.Its is something I would definitely cook for regular dinner.amazing idea and great procedure pics.I too try to do the same..we think alike :)

    Nikki said...

    Its my firts time in ur blog and this beetroot chapati and alu methi is something I would definitely like to cook.Its is something I would definitely cook for regular dinner.amazing idea and great procedure pics.I too try to do the same..we think alike :)

    Jiboombaa said...

    Contrasting color of subgi and Chapathi is very attractive..very nice.

    punya said...

    very delicious thanks for this reciepe

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