Methi Leaves(Menthya soppu) and Potato(Alugadde) are very nice combination to make this bath recipe using the Vangibath powder. ALso this rice dish can be prepared with only menthya soppu or only Potatoes too. Either way you will love this dish.
Here we are using the Vangibath Powder.
Step by step instructions with pictures to " How To Make Methi leaves and Potato bath "
wash and cook with the rice with 2 cups of water and little oil on medium heat (2 whistles) or you can use the rice cooker
Wash the big bunch of methi leaves 2 to 3 times and chop it
Wash and cut the potatoes into small cubes and keep it in the water.
Spread the cooked rice in a plate
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot enough add hing, mustard seeds, once the mustard seeds pops add urad dal. Fry the dal until the dal turns golden brown, add red chillis. Add cut potatoes(discard the water),fry it for a minute
Then add chopped methi leaves, mix it and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water mix it, cover it and allow it to cook.
After 2 to 3 minutes add turmeric powder, curry leaves,salt, jaggery, vangibath powder and squeeze the tamarind juice too.
Mix it and cook it on low flame until the oil separates from the palya.
Now add the rice and mix it well, cover it and cook it on low flame for a 4 to 5 minutes and then turn off the heat.