Potato, Capsicum and Methi Leaves Vegetable

Potato, Capsicum and Methi Leaves vegetable or palya is one of the most common vegetables made at my place. It is quick, and easy and delicious. Especially if you have a microwave, this vegetable can be prepared in minutes. Not much of chopping either. I usually make this on Thursdays as an accompaniment to Chapathi.

So, here comes my recipe for this vegetable:


  • 2 large potatoes, washed, cooked and skin removed
  • 2 large capsicum chopped into squares
  • 1 bunch methi leaves – washed and finely chopped
  • 3-4 green chillies slit length wise
  • for seasoning – Oil, mustard seeds, Jeera, hing, turmeric, and 1 spring of curry leaves
  • for garnishing – coriander leaves and lemon juice


  • If you have a microwave, bake it, and once cooled remove the skin
  • If you don’t have a microwave, pressure cook whole potatoes, and when cool, remove the skin and chop them.
  • Microwave the capsicum also until tender
  • Wash and finely chop methi leaves
  • Heat oil, in a pan and add all the ingredients listed in seasoning.
  • Add green chillies and fry for a few seconds.
  • Now, add the washed methi leaves and let it cook for a minute or two. At this point you can add a few drops of water to allow the methi leaves to cook.
  • Once they are done, add the potatoes and capsicum and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves, and lemon juice as well.

This vegetable can be served with chapathis.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by RAJESHWARI. A S. on January 24, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I know one more in my favorit dish, i am very thankful to you for giving excellent receip because i want maild masala.


  2. Posted by meeraghu on October 31, 2010 at 9:16 am

    you added rice and moongdal after cooking them?


  3. Posted by vasantharao dusthakar on October 31, 2010 at 2:57 am

    ventured to prepare and see, though with slight deviations, a] as per given b] adding rice and moong dal, resulting into a vegetable kichidi
    found both are tasty–thanks


  4. Posted by meeraghu on October 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

    there is no garam masala in this recipe.


  5. Posted by priya on October 27, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Dear Ms.Meera,
    Thanks for the recipe . well, i dont much of garam masalas etc. plz do send our own madhava adige galu.


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