Methi Potato

Fenugreek greens (methi leaves) have a pleasant bitter edge and have a great medicinal value. They gel well with potatoes and dals and give the dish a certain "spicy" taste.
5 Potatoes
1 bunch Methi leaves
2 Onions
Chili-Ginger Paste

Separate methi leaves from the stems and chop well. Wash and drain. Boil and peel potatoes, cut into cubes.Grind green chilies and ginger into a smooth paste.

Take 3 tsp of oil in a skillet and make tadka with few jeera and mustard seeds. Then add cut onions and stir fry for a few minutes, then add chili-ginger paste and fry for a few minutes. Then add chopped methi leaves and add salt, turmeric and saute' for a few minutes. It's best if the greens are not fried to a crisp - just enough to wilt them, much like spinach. The fresh colour of the greens are retained. Add a tsp of cumin-coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of amchur powder.

Then add cooked potatoes and mix gently without disturbing the shape of the vegetables. Taste for salt and seasonings, can be adjusted to suite your taste. Garnish with chopped coriander.

This is a good side dish with rice or rotti.
I tried to make jonna rotti (jowar rotti), came out ok taste wise, but a long way to go before I can get the shape and expertize to work faster!

Super Bowl Sunday

If it was a few years ago, I would not have known about this Super Bowl Sunday. We would only watch the game to see the new and funny commercials on TV.

But, thanks to my son, we followed the whole season on TV, even though our team lost along the way, we continued watching the games. Previously, I would make it a movie night when all major networks had games on Prime time. I am excited the Sunday night football ends here for now!

It does not matter to me which team wins, but, I will root for the team my son is supporting. I am excited and waiting for all the snacks we will be having tonight.

We are having spicy corn, cheesy baguette (french bread), Tortilla chips and pita chips with various dips like guacamole, artichoke & spinach hummus and fiery salsa!

Cheesy baguette is a very popular snack at my house. Make slices of the baguette. Grate pepper jack cheese (or any favorite cheese) and sprinkle on the bread, add favorite toppings, mine are jalapenos. Tomatoes, onions and olives can also be used as toppings. Toast them till the cheese melts and serve warm with Marinara sauce.
Good Luck to the Colts and Saints. May the best team win! Have fun this evening.
updated after the game...Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints on their Victory.