aloo jeera
Potatoes tossed in cumin, aloo jeera
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 24, 2014

Potatoes play an important role in our daily cooking because of their versatility. You can use it for a wide range of dishes, from stir fry to snacks. 

Presenting to you all a  tasty and simple vegetable  with very few ingredients.  Potatoes tossed in cumin is nothing ,but our very own Aloo Jeera, which is loved by one and all. Over to the recipe below.

The ingredients that you need are:

  1. 1/2 kilogram potatoes 
  2. 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds 
  3. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  4. 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida 
  5. 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 
  6.  2 teaspoon chilli powder 
  7. salt according to taste
  8. 3 tablespoon oil 
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Cut the potatoes into medium sized long strips. Wash them well with salt water.

Take a kadai and add oil to it. Add mustard seeds, turmeric and asafoetida. When it splutters, add thecumin seeds. Then add potato slices into it.

Cook on a low flame until done. It needs time , so do not hurry with it.

When done, add salt and chilli powder. Serve with chapati or rice.

Other potato recipe on the blog: Grilled baby potatoes  Aloo Jeera

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Aloo Jeera is one of the tastiest and easiest accompaniments that I can think of. It is liked by one and all.

Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1/2 kilogram potatoes
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetids
  • 2 tsp chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin


  1. Wash the potato and cut them into medium sized long pieces.

  2. Take oil in a pan, make the seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida,cumin and turmeric. Then add the potato pieces.Mix well. Add salt.

  3. Let cook on a low flame, keep sauteing in between. 

  4. Once it is done, add chilly powder and let cook for another five minutes.

  5. Alu Jeera is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Do not peel the skin of potatoes.
Wash the potatoes pieces well in salt water.
Adjust chilly powder to your preference.

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    • jayashree

      Many thanks Vani!

  1. Shubha


    • jayashree

      Many thanks Subha

  2. Anu Nagaraja

    spicy and delicious!

    • jayashree

      Many thanks Anu

  3. end of the fork

    Yummy potatoes with a real zing! A perfect side!

  4. Vanitha

    Simple and yummy!! Love it 🙂

  5. Lathiya

    Potato are everyone’s favorite.. your’s looks delicious

  6. The Belly Rules The Mind

    Oh I like how you have used potato slices instead of the classic diced potatoes. Will try this variation the next time I make it.


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