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aloo jeera recipe - delicious recipe of an easy and quick jeera aloo.
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jeera aloo recipe with step by step photos. jeera aloo is one of the simple, easy and quick to prepare recipe. this delicious aloo jeera recipe can be easily made when you have less time or want to make a quick lunch or dinner.

aloo jeera recipe, jeera aloo recipe

to make jeera aloo, you just need to boil some potatoes first and then saute them with spices. if you already have boiled potatoes, then making jeera aloo becomes very quick.

there are many variations of this recipe. i have also shared a satvik version – vrat ke aloo jeera which is made with a few spices and meant for navratri vrat or fasting.

in this jeera aloo recipe posted here, 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.

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

if you are looking for more aloo recipes then do check:

jeera aloo

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:7 minutes
Total Time:27 minutes
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Calories:208kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):5
4.72 from 14 votes
jeera aloo recipe, aloo jeera recipe
aloo jeera recipe - delicious recipe of an easy and quick jeera aloo.

INGREDIENTS FOR jeera aloo

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for cooking potatoes

  • 5 to 6 medium size boiled potatoes (aloo)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • water as required

for making jeera aloo

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2.5 teaspoons cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • salt as required
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice or add as per taste

HOW TO MAKE jeera aloo

cooking potatoes

  • rinse 5 to 6 medium sized potatoes a couple of times in water.
  • if pressure cooking then add enough water which just about covers the potatoes. add about ½ teaspoon salt. then pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on medium flame. 
  • you can even boil or steam the potatoes with ½ teaspoon salt in pan, till they are cooked well. the potatoes should be just cooked. they should not be crumbly.
  • when the potatoes become warm or cool down, then peel them and cut into small cubes.

making jeera aloo

  • in a pan, heat 3 tablespoons oil on medium flame. let the oil become hot. 
  • add 2.5 teaspoons cumin seeds and let them crackle in the oil.
  • now add 2 to 3 chopped green chillies. mix very well. 
  • add the potato cubes. mix it well with the cumin seeds and green chilies.
  • sprinkle ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) and salt as required. 
  • saute the potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes on low to medium flame stirring often. 
  • next add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves and 3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice. 
  • mix the whole mixture well. then switch off the flame. 
  • serve jeera aloo hot with phulkas, pooris or parathas or bread. 
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how to make jeera aloo

cooking potatoes:

1. rinse 5 to 6 medium sized potatoes couple of times in water.

jeera aloo recipe

2. boil or steam potatoes along with ½ teaspoon salt, till they are cooked well. you can steam them in a pan or an electric rice cooker or boil them in a pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. if cooking in a pressure cooker, then add enough water which just about covers the potatoes.

jeera aloo recipe

3. the potatoes should be just cooked. they should not be crumbly.

jeera aloo recipe

4. when the potatoes cool down or become warm, then peel them and chop in small cubes.

jeera aloo recipe

5. measure all the ingredients and keep ready for making jeera aloo.

jeera aloo recipe

making aloo jeera

6. in a pan, heat 3 tablespoons oil. let the oil become hot. you can heat oil on medium flame.

jeera aloo recipe

7. add 2.5 teaspoons cumin seeds (jeera) and let them crackle in oil. stir quickly as the cumin seeds will begin to crackle in oil quickly.

jeera aloo recipe

8. once the cumin seeds crackle and change color, then add 2 to 3 finely chopped green chilies.

jeera aloo recipe

9. mix very well.

jeera aloo recipe

10. then add the boiled potato cubes.

jeera aloo recipe

11. mix potato cubes well with the cumin seeds and green chilies.

jeera aloo recipe

12. sprinkle ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi) and ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder). also add salt as per taste.

jeera aloo recipe

13. saute the potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes on low to medium flame stirring often.

jeera aloo recipe

14. then add 3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice. for a less sour taste you can add less lemon juice.

jeera aloo recipe

15. next add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves.

jeera aloo recipe

16. mix the whole mixture well and then switch off the flame.

jeera aloo recipe

17. serve jeera aloo hot with chapatis, phulkas, pooris, plain paratha or bread. you can also serve aloo jeera as a side dish with roti sabzi or dal rice combo.

jeera aloo recipe


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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. This is such a simple and satisfying recipe with a very few ingredients. Every time we make this recipe it turns into such a flavourful dish in no time. Love it. Thanks dassana.

  2. I made this last night to accompany a vindaloo dish..
    Your Jeera Aloo was delicious..will definitely be making this again soon.
    Probably tonight. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this Recipe.

  3. your recipes are simple and very easy to make, but always turn out to be very very tasty. i learnt cooking with help of your recipes. thanks and lots of affection.

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