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.