Jeera aloo recipe

 Jeera aloo recipe

Serving jeera aloo in a bowl for jeera aloo recipe

Potato is a favourite vegetable that goes very well with any recipes. You can make so many dishes with potatoes  and all are a favourite.

Jeera aloo is one of such versatile, yummy and extremely easy to make dish. And the best part is that you can make it with very few ingredients.  If you have been looking for such a jeera aloo recipe, you have come to the right place. Here I bring you the step by step guide on how to make jeera aloo recipe at home quickly with less ingredients.

What is jeera aloo?

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 or less time to cook.

This jeera aloo recipe is a vegan and gluten free.  Jeera aloo is often made by my wife at home whenever she is busy in evening with the kids. I first got a chance to taste this yummy jeera aloo recipe from her after the first week of our marriage.
 I often come late at home due to my professional work and one night she made this wonderful recipe of jeera aloo with Dal , masala Omlette and chapati. Believe me that was a pleasuring and satisfying dinner I had that night.

How her jeera aloo is so different and tasty than others?

 She used perfectly boiled potatoes and cut them into small bite size pieces. She use curry leaves to give an aromatic flavour and tomato to give a little bit tangy tastes to the potatoes. A perfectly balanced jeera aloo recipe won my heart that day. And I had a complete satisfied dinner.

You can try  bangda fish  fry recipe  also made so perfectly by my wife.

Ingredients required

Aloo : two medium size potato perfectly boiled.

Jeera :  good quality cleaned jeera whole.

Curry leaves : fresh 6 - 7 leaves

Onion : One half finely sliced

Tomato : one fresh medium size 

Spice powder : small pinch of turmeric powder and salt.

Other ingredients : chopped coriander leaves and cooking oil.

Serving suggestions

As it is a dry or semi dry preparation, it is best to serve some homemade chapati or phulka. Tandoori roti or butter naan are some popular side dishes that goes very well with jeera aloo.

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 with 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 squeezed over them.

You can try and make one of  a popular recipe with jeera called  Methi Palak at home.

Jeera aloo recipe without boiled potato

Generally jeera aloo recipe is made using boiled potatoes. But you can even make it without boiled potatoes.

First peel the potatoes and cut them into cube size pieces. Keep them aside under water. Then 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. Pour little water mix and  close the pan with a lid and cook for 7 - 8 minutes.

When potatoes are cooked completely, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. Cook them till become dry by stiring carefully so that the potatoes don't break down. Squeeze lemon juice over them, remove and serve hot.

        jeera aloo recipe 

Serving jeera aloo recipe

Jeera aloo 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 tablespoon chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
   How to make the recipe
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes size.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon 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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