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aloo jeera recipe - delicious recipe of an easy and quick jeera aloo.
4.58 from 14 votes

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.

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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.

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jeera aloo

4.58 from 14 votes
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:7 mins
Total Time:27 mins
aloo jeera recipe - delicious recipe of an easy and quick jeera aloo.
jeera aloo recipe, aloo jeera recipe
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:5
Calories:208kcal

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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66 comments/reviews

  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.

  4. awesome recipe with it ds website is so cool i started cooking seeing this website now i m addicted to cooking bcoz of this website’s recipe,thank u so much

  5. Im an Indonesian married to Singaporean Indian. Never tried to cook indian food before because i thought it would need a lot of spices that i couldnt remember. But this dish is remarkably simple yet delicious. I love love love it. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  6. I am not from India but my partner is and I have always tried making dishes from. India when I discovered your recipes they made my cooking so simple and honestly my partner always says they are delicious. Thank you so much and for the step by step guide. Also the pic u put intakes cooking so simple
    Wishing you alot more sucess

  7. Was going to prepare it for today’s night dinner along with roti..the recipes which I done by seeing urs vl b d great success

  8. I have used several of your recipes and the food has always turned out delicious and brought back memories of the family kitchen in Delhi and the food cooked by my aunt and also by my father. I am sure they would both be happy and proud that I am continuing a tradition of good home cooking, and I thank you so much for helping make this possible and for enabling me to introduce authentic, wholesome Indian food to my children.

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