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Jeera Aloo

Aloo (potato) does not have any crown still it is considered as king of all the vegetables. Jeera aloo/ Masala aloo / Sookhe aloo etc are some of the names for one of the simplest and most popular dry potato preparation in Northern India. Jeera aloo is made with yellow dal and plain rice and roti in many of North Indian families on day to day basis. This is my family’s comfort food. Here is a very simple and easy recipe for those who are not familiar with it. As always please do share your comments…..

jeera aloo

Ingredients ( serves 4)

  • Boiled Potatoes 6-7 medium
  • Cumin seeds 1¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida 2 pinch
  • Salt 1¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Garam masala ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 2½ tsp
  • Dry mango powder 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil 1½ tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves 2-4 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  1. Peel the boiled potatoes. Cut each potato into 8 pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wok. Add cumin seeds. When seeds crackle, add asafoetida. Fry for a few seconds. Reduce the heat.
  3. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and garam masala, fry the masala for 10-15 seconds on low heat. Now add potato pieces and mix well, add salt and fry potatoes for 5-7 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  4. Delicious jeera aloo is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander/cilantro leaves.
  5. Serve with dal chawal, roti, or poori. It always taste so good. In may family half of the potatoes are gone befor the food is served.....
jeera aloo

Some Tips/ Suggestions:

  1. If you like spicy food add in chopped green chilies as well.
  2. I haven't added turmeric powder in jeera aloo but please feel free to add turmeric as per taste.

Some other delicious Dry Vegetables preparations-

gajar methi mix veg gobhi aloo