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

by dassana amit updated November 25, 2013

jeera aloo: jeera aloo recipe for navratri

jeera aloo or aloo jeera is one of the simplest fasting recipe. jeera aloo is easy to make and easy to serve fasting recipe.

i love all the fasting food that is prepared during the vrat season and usually i would end up making these. a few recipes, i have already posted like:

the last two dishes of dry kala chana and saffron halwa is made in our house on the last day for the kanjak ceremony. both the sookha kala chana and suji halwa are served with pooris.

navratri recipe: jeera aloo

i had a few more recipes that are made during the navratri fasting period, but unfortunately all that data was lost when my laptop crashed. and i haven’t been able to make those recipes again, as i did not get some of the ingredients like water chestnut flour (singhare ka atta) and buckwheat flour (kuttu ka atta) where i was living before.

jeera aloo: vrat recipe

anyways for this season along with jeera aloo, there are two more recipes that i will be posting soon: kaddu ki sabzi and kheere ka raita.

the jeera aloo, during the fast is had with buckwheat flour pooris. otherwise, normally you have it with wheat flour pooris or chapatis or parathas.

jeera aloo recipe details below:

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jeera aloo – navratri recipe
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Cuisine: indian
Serves: 4
  • 5-6 medium size potatoes, boiled
  • 1 and half tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • ¾ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 3-4 tsp lemon juice
  • 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.
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Serving size: 4

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Meenu February 18, 2014 1

Thanks dear


Meenu February 16, 2014 2

Can I use amchur powder instead of lemon juice?? Plz tell me


dassana amit February 18, 2014 3

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.


Mars September 27, 2013 4

came out perfect!! thx


dassana September 27, 2013 5

welcome mars


erum June 26, 2013 6

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


Pavithra April 10, 2013 7

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!


Ramchander October 7, 2012 8

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.


dassana October 7, 2012 9

thanks. do try this simple recipe of jeera aloo. it is a fav at home.


Adriana June 14, 2012 10

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.


dassana June 15, 2012 11

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.


Dr.parul March 30, 2012 12

tried kaddu ki sbzi….n it was awsome :) ….


dassana March 30, 2012 13

good to know that dr parul.


Janet Saldanha February 13, 2012 14

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



dassana February 13, 2012 15

welcome janet.


RAHILA JAMAL January 18, 2012 16

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 January 18, 2012 17

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.


Debs @ DKC October 9, 2011 18

I’m looking forward to trying this recipe very soon, thanks.

I have mentioned it in my blog post here pop on over and take a look, Debs


dassana October 9, 2011 19

thanks debs…


lotus reads October 5, 2011 20

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 October 6, 2011 21

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


Shumaila October 4, 2011 22

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!


dassana October 4, 2011 23

thanks for your lovely comments shumaila.


Skaur October 4, 2011 24

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 October 4, 2011 25

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


susan October 2, 2011 26

Hi, this looks lovely and I can’t wait to make it. What kind of potatoes do you use??


dassana October 3, 2011 27

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.