jeera aloo or aloo jeera recipe, how to make jeera aloo


jeera aloo or aloo jeera is one of the simple and easy to prepare recipe.

you just need to boil some potatoes first and then saute them with spices. easy and quick in a way. i have also posted another aloo jeera recipe for fasting.

navratri recipe: jeera aloo

i also make vrat wale jeera aloo sans a few spices for navratri and fasting. in this recipe you can also add some ginger if you want. since this is a no onion no garlic recipe, you can also add a pinch of asafoetida.

jeera aloo: vrat recipe

serve jeera aloo with pooris, parathas or phulkas. you can also serve this jeera aloo as a side dish with dal-rice.

if you are looking for more aloo recipes then do check hing jeera aloopotato podimas, aloo 65, potato roast, tandoori aloo and aloo methi recipe.

jeera aloo recipe details below:

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jeera aloo
jeera rice - homely recipe of an easy and quick jeera aloo.
CUISINE: north indian
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 5-6 medium size potatoes, boiled
  • 2.5 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 3 to 4 tsp lemon juice or add as per taste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • sendha namak/rock salt for taste
  1. peel the boiled potatoes and cut into cubes.
  2. in a pan, heat oil.
  3. add the cumin seeds and let these sizzle in the oil.
  4. now add the green chilies and fry for a minute.
  5. add the potato cubes and mix it well with the cumin seeds and chilies.
  6. sprinkle the turmeric powder, red chili powder and rock salt.
  7. saute the potatoes for 2-3 minutes.
  8. add the lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves.
  9. mix the whole mixture well for a minute.
  10. serve the jeera aloo hot.

{ 35 Responses }

  1. Pratyasha says

    Its a great, quick and easy recipe for students like me. I used curry leaves and it turned out to be a delicacy worth enjoying.

  2. Lindsay says

    Loved the recipe! Thank you! I used ground coriander (1/4 teaspoon) because I used what I had in the house, and it turned out delicious. I used gold yukon potatoes, no good reason, really, but they were perfect!

  3. MarijaD says

    Made this today with jacket potatoes. I guess it’s the same as any other, only bigger. Didn’t have coriander leaves, so used parsley instead. And no cumin seeds,so used powdered cumin. Potatoes were very floury, raita on the side was a must :)
    Could you please put sort of menu for Indian fest? Would like to make more of Indian food at home, but not always which starter would work better with the main and dessert.

    Greetings from London,

    • says

      in this recipe, its good to have some kind of a raita or dip by the side. i have been getting requests for menus. so will try to add these. in fact certain combinations go very well and sometimes they do not. so will plan and add accordingly.

  4. Niharika says

    As far as I know, turmeric is not used during fast. But otherwise, the recipe is a complete “thumbs-up”!!

    • says

      meenu, yes you can use amchur powder instead of lemon juice. if making for fasting then check your family rules as some people don’t use amchur for relgious fasting.

  5. erum says

    Zabrdast awsam mara. Bucha alo ka divana hain ma alg tra ki recepi talash krti rati hu ya try kia zabrdast mja veg ki r b diffrent recpies chahiya plz karya ga i m frm pakistan

  6. says

    The snap is too attractive!! I loved “the pair of bells”, I think it is called as Kulhithaalam(not sure) – Looks like a priced possession. Love the intricate work on the bells.
    Now coming to aloo jeera, it is easy to make and always a staple at home. I like it with curd rice.
    Awesome recipe and amazing pics!

  7. Ramchander says

    I fully agree with Adriana. The pictures are so exquisite and tempting,you feel like picking it from the screen straight away. I am very fond of potatoes. The simple receipe that you have suggested for the aloo goes well with me. I despise too much of “Masala” and deep frying. This Jat Pat recipe goes well with me,simple as it is. Thank you.

  8. says

    It’s hard to choose a recipe for jeera aloo when most of them use almost the same ingredients, but what won me over instantly were your perfect pictures. I felt that I could just reach out to the screen and grab a few potatoes. I’ve just made your recipe and had the jeera aloo with chapatis. Absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    • says

      thanks adriana. glad to know you liked the jeera aloo pics and also that it turned out great. also the jeera aloo taste great with chapatis or pooris.

  9. Janet Saldanha says

    Hello Dassana,

    I made it with baby patatoes… wow just the way it looks in your picture… same.. and the taste was just awesome.My Daughter enjoyed

    Too good and too easy….

    Thanks once again


  10. RAHILA JAMAL says

    Really it waz sooooO yummy n mouth wateRin…i saw yo Recipiez fo da 1st tym n thot ov tRyn 1 by 1 n dz Recipie waz ma 1st attempt n it Really tuRned out jz delicious…..bfo tRyn i thot itz so smple who cud it b so gud bt i wud jz say woowwww hatz off :):) keep it up plz n kindly post moRe Recipiez eRe i lovd it… :)

    • dassana says

      thanks rahila. it is a simple recipe, but most of the times, recipe with simple ingredients turn out winners. i keep on posting recipes. to get the recipes in your mailbox, you can subscribe by filling your email address in the black box in the second left column.

  11. says

    Hi Dassana

    Even though Navratri is almost over I would love more of those recipes please! I love food that is simply cooked, it is so easy to taste the goodness of the vegetables when the flavours are subtle. I will make your jeera aloo recipe and also the Bombay Sandwich which is what brought me to your blog in the first place. Thank you!

    • dassana says

      hey sure… i will keep on posting simple recipes like the ones made during fasts, as thats what i prefer to cook these days.

  12. says

    My husband saw this photograph while I was browsing FoodGawker and he started drooling over it! Now, I think I’ll have to make this one soon to satisfy his craving! Love jeera aloo- it always reminds me of my train journeys back from hostel- mom would pack jeera aloo and poori. Your pictures are awesome! Thanks for shairng!

  13. Skaur says

    Hiya lovely recipe I do want to ask what brand of red chilli powder do you use, I really like the tiny chilly bits wrapping your aloos

    • dassana says

      for this recipe i have used the everest brand of red chili powder made from kashmiri red chilies. its called as everest kashmirilal.

    • dassana says

      thanks susan. generally i use the potatoes which are available in the indian market. you can use either russet potatoes or red skinned potatoes or even baby potatoes. when using baby potatoes use them with the their peels on.