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Instant Pot Methi Aloo – Indian Potatoes and Fenugreek

Instant Pot Methi Aloo – Indian Potatoes and Fenugreek is one of my favorite classic Indian dish.  It’s made with feel-good simple ingredients, it’s easy to make in just under 25 minutes, and it always tastes so comforting and delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot


  • 4 tbsp  oil of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds    (jeera)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped) (3/4 cup chopped)
  • 3 serrano peppers (small) (hari mirch 1/2 tbsp chopped) (optional)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped) (3/4 cup chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp  ground cumin   (jeera powder)
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric    (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup fenugreek leaves (frozen) (thawed)
  • 3 yukon gold potatoes (small to medium) (2 cups chopped)



  • Thaw the fenugreek leaves.
  • Rinse, peel and chop the potatoes in approximately 1/2 inch to 3/4-inch cubes. (No larger than 3/4 inch). Dice the serrano peppers finely.


  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal. Next, add oil. Further, when the oil is hot add in cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add in the onions and serrano peppers. Sauté the onions for about 2 minutes until they turn golden. Keep stirring. Then add the potatoes and let them sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and let them sauté for a minute.
  • Add in ground cumin, ground turmeric, Kashmiri chili powder, and salt. Give it a good stir.
  • Add in methi with 2 tbsp water. Stir well.
  • Press cancel. Close the lid and select manual/high pressure for 6 minutes. When done quick release the pressure and open the lid right away. Garnish with lemon juice.


  • On a scale of 1 to 5, I would place this dish at 2.5 in terms of spice levels. You can add or eliminate the serrano peppers as per your heat tolerance.
  • Most ingredients are available in the Indian grocery store.
  • This recipe is based on frozen and thawed fenugreek leaves.
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