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JEERA ALOO (CUMIN POTATOES)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Jeera Aloo Recipe is a delicious and flavourful Indian side dish made with potatoes, Cumin seeds and spices. This quick and easy dish comes together in minutes and pairs perfectly with rice and roti.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cumin potatoes, jeera aloo, jeera aloo recipe
Servings: 4 people
Author: Pavani
Ingredients
  • Potatoes - 3 or 4 (medium) chopped
  • Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
  • Green chillies -1 or 2
  • Red chilli powder-1teaspoon
  • Coriander powder-1teaspoon
  • Cumin powder-½teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder -¼ teaspoon
  • Ginger -1teaspoon (chopped)
  • Half a lemon
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves (handful)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-2 tablespoon
Instructions
  1. First, wash and peel the skin of the potatoes and then cut them into small pieces. Next, soak them in a bowl of water until you start using them.
  2. Next, cut the ginger and green chillies into small pieces and keep them aside. Now, heat a pan with oil and then add cumin seeds. Then allow it to crackle and add green chillies, curry leaves and chopped ginger. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. After that, add chopped potatoes, turmeric, red chilli, coriander, cumin powder and salt to taste. Then, mix well and saute for few minutes on medium flame.
  4. Next, cover and cook the potatoes for 8-10 minutes on a low-medium flame until the potatoes are nicely cooked.
  5. After 10 minutes, open the lid and mix well. By now, it will be cooked nicely - if not cook for another couple of minutes.
  6. Now, switch off the heat and squeeze half of a lemon into the potatoes. Then, add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  7. Finally, transfer the delicious fry into a serving bowl and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Adjust the spices according to your taste.
  • You can make this dish with leftover cooked potatoes.