Friday 14 March 2014

Aloo Jeera/Potatoes with Cumin seeds

Aloo Jeera is a simple. yet a very flavourful and delectable side dish for potato lovers. It is wonderful accompaniment for rice or rotis or breads and just makes a wholesome meal. Cumin seeds is a very common ingredient in each and every Indian kitchen. Apart from the unique flavour and taste cumin seeds have numerous health benefits. They have good amount of iron to fight anemia, so adding cumin seeds in our everyday cooking improves the iron level in our blood. The most well-known health benefit of cumin seeds is, it controls stomach pain, helps in digestion, nausea and morning sickness. Regular intake of cumin seeds in our diet helps in fighting common cold because of its antiseptic properties. Ok, I think now I will now move on to the recipe. Check out other delectable potato dishes here...

Here’s how to make Aloo Jeera with step by step photos…


Boiled Potatoes
Green chillies
Cumin seeds/Jeeragam
1 ½ tsp
Red chilli powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
2 tsp
Garam masala powder
¼ tsp
Cumin powder
¼ tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Amchur powder
½ tsp
One pinch
Kasoori Methi
As needed
2 tbsp
Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6


Wash, boil the potatoes and peel the skin. Cut the potatoes to chunks.

Heat oil in a kadai, add asafoetida and cumin seeds.

When nice aroma arises, add the chopped green chillies and fry for about 20 seconds.

Now add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder and fry for few seconds.

Add the boiled and chopped potatoes, required salt and mix thoroughly.

Let it cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Now add the finely crushed dry methi leaves/kasoori methi and mix really well.

Adjust the amount of salt and spice according to your taste.

Now switch off the stove, garnish with cilantro. Delicious and flavourful AlooJeera is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. This is my families fav recipe, super easy and delicious
    Keep in touch

  2. i love potatoes ...with jerra it def is yummier...wonderful curry

  3. Love the potato and jeera combi......and when it tuned to be a flavorful dish....itz really fantastic. Looks so delicious :)

  4. Love jeera aloo anytime....... Looks super yumm!!

  5. I too make this often as its simple and delicious, and goes well with everything!

  6. yummy potatoes...Love it dear :)

  7. always like combo of jeera and potatoes. Yumm..

  8. It should be a different taste potatoes n jeera..looks yummy

  9. simple n best combo with phulka...

  10. Lovely combo.will be yummy!!

  11. I never added kasoori methi! It should taste better...will try next time. This is a favourite dish of my family! Thank you, Priya!

  12. Yemmy Jeera Potatoes..and everyone's favourite too..

  13. Love this combo! Looks yummy!

  14. I will finish off this as a snack .droolworthy recipe

  15. Looks super yummy ! would be heavenly with a bowl of curd rice !

  16. Another awesome dish. Its vegetarian day tomorrow and I don't have to crack my head on what to cook.

  17. This is my all time fav sabzi :)

  18. Aloo jeera looks wonderful :)

  19. Aloo Jeera looks delicious love it priya.

  20. looks very yummy ..would love to have it some chappatis

  21. Lovely combo,looks absolutely delicious


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