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Jeera Aloo

Potatoes spiced with cumin and herbs.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 5
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for cooking potatoes

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

other ingredients

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


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, ½ teaspoon red chili 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. 


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 897mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 27.5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 7.7mg