Jeera aloo recipe

 Jeera aloo recipe

Serving jeera aloo in a bowl for jeera aloo recipe

Jeera aloo
is a recipe of potato sauteed in cumin seeds. It is a dry preparation of potato  with very few ingredients and a quick recipe to make in a hurry.
You can make this jeera aloo within 10 minutes and serve. It is a good choice for bachelor or working person who have a busy daily life with no time to cook .
This jeera aloo recipe is a vegan and gluten free that you can try.
 Jeera aloo is often made by my wife at home whenever she had a busy evening with kids. I got to taste this yummy jeera aloo recipe after the first week of our marriage.
 I often come late at home and one night she made this wonderful recipe of jeera aloo with Dal , masala Omlette and chapati.
How her jeera aloo is so different and tasty than others?
 She used perfectly boiled potatoes and then cut them into small bite size pieces. She use curry leaves to give aromatic flavour and tomato to give a little bit tangy flavours to the potatoes.
A perfectly balanced jeera aloo recipe won my heart that day. And I had a complete satisfied dinner.
You can read   bangda fish Tawa fry recipe also made so perfectly by my wife.

Tips to make best jeera aloo recipe
Boil the potato nicely. If possible use  pressure cooker to boil them. A perfectly cooked potato can bind all the tadka flavours.
I personally suggest to use curry leaves in jeera aloo. It is a wonderful ingredients with lots of health benefits. It gives an aromatic flavour to a dish.
 Use it in your recipes like Dal tadka and   jeera aloo .  Curry leaves will make your jeera aloo recipe one step ahead with other recipes.
Use 2 - 3 teaspoon of water at the final stage  It helps to bind all the flavours and tadka into the potatoes.

Steps to make jeera aloo


Peel the boiled potatoes and cut into small bite size or cube size.
Cubes size pieces of potatoes for jeera aloo recipe
 Heat oil in a non stick pan or kadai fry the sliced onion till light brown with the cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chili.
Frying onions, cumin, curry leaves and green chili for jeera aloo recipe
Add teaspoon turmeric powder and mix. Then add the boiled potato cubes and give everything and good mix.
Now add the chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves and salt. Mix and cook further for 1 minute or till the tomatoes become soft. You can close the pan with a lid for a quick result.
Mixing tomato into potato mixture for Jeera aloo recipe
Pour 1 or 2 teaspoon water into the potato mixture and stir everything well to coat the masalas into the potato cubes. Cook further to  dry.
Remove them into a bowl and topped with chopped Coriander leaves and serve hot.
Cooked jeera aloo on pan for jeera aloo recipe

What is Dhaba style jeera aloo recipe?

Both Dhaba style jeera aloo recipe or Punjabi style jeera aloo recipe are same. Here boiled potatoes are tossed and stir fried in oil with cumin seeds, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, chat masala or amchur powder, turmeric powder and  Hing powder. It is little bit spicy in taste. Before serving lemon juice is squeeze over it.
You can read one of homemade vegan and gluten free  Methi Palak as well .

How to make jeera aloo recipe without boiled potato?
Generally jeera aloo recipe is made using boiled potatoes. But you can even made it without boiled potatoes.
• Peel the potatoes and cut into cube size pieces. Keep them under water .
• Heat oil in a pan or kadai and fry the cumin seeds till sprouts. Add green chili, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and saute for 30 seconds.
• You can even add small quantities of chopped tomatoes which can give you the required tangy flavour. Then you don't need to squeeze lemon juice.
• Now add the potatoes and give a good stir to mix everything well. Add salt as per taste. And mix again.
• Pour little water and stir . Close the pan with a lid and cook for 7 - 8 minutes.
• When potatoes are cooked completely, sprinkle few chopped coriander leaves and stir everything to dry.
• Squeeze lemon juice and serve.

        jeera aloo recipe 

Serving jeera aloo recipe

It is a dry preparation of boiled potatoes with cumin seeds (jeera). Bite size potatoes are sauteed with cumin seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder and onion( optional).
prep time    cooking time    serving
10 min          10 min                     2
Author :+ Mobasir hassan
  •  2 medium size boiled potato ( aloo)
  •  1 teaspoon  cumin seeds (jeera)
  •  2 green chili ( roughly chopped)
  •  1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  •  1/2 onion sliced
  •  6 - 7 curry leaves
  •  1/2 tomato chopped
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste
  •  2 teaspoon chopped Coriander leaves
  •  2 teaspoon cooking oil
   How to make the recipe
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes size.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan and add the onion slices, curry leaves and cumin seeds and fry till onion become light golden.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and mix then add the potatoes. Give them a fine mix.
  4. Further add the roughly chopped tomatoes, coriander leaves and salt.
  5. Cook them for 1 minutes or till the tomatoes become soft.
  6. Remove and serve with chapati or phulka.

    Jeera aloo recipe video

     ( Serving size 200g)
  • Calories :-  164 kcal
  • Carbohydrate:- 30 g
  • Fats :- 3 g
  • protein :- 3 g
  • Jeera aloo is a dry preparation and best to serve with Roti ,Naan and Paratha
  •  Homemade chapati, puri and phulka are best to serve with jeera aloo for a dinner.
  • Use of onion to give the tadka is  optional but it really enhanced the flavours of the dish.
  • Tomato is used to increase the taste and make the potatoes taste little bit tangy. Most of other recipes suggest to use lemon juice. But tomato can make it more nutritious and gives a overall good look to the dish.
  • Jeera aloo is a dish you can suggest for Vegan diet and gluten free.

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