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 
aloo jeera
aloo jeera



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

Aloo Jeera

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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