Jeera Aloo (Potato with Cumin)

Jeera Aloo - Potatoes with Cumin
Jeera Aloo – Potatoes with Cumin

While we are all foodies at home and love to try new recipes, there are days when we just want some comfort food. Nothing offers more comfort than potato. While we favour Potato Fry with rice and Alu Rasdar with rotis, the other day we made Jeera Aloo.

Jeera Aloo is a dish that few Indians need introduction to. This simple dish combines potato with cumin and is just fantastic with hot rotis or then as a side for simple dal-rice.

Serves: 4

Time: 45 Minutes


  1. Potatoes – 6 Large
  2. Cumin – 2 tsp
  3. Green Chillies – 2 or 3
  4. Fresh Coriander – A Handful
  5. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  6. Oil – 1 tbsp
  7. Salt to Taste


  1. Parboil the potatoes.
  2. Peel and cut into 1/2″ cubes.
  3. Chop the coriander into fine pieces.
  4. Slice the green chillies along the length.
  5. Heat the oil.
  6. Add the cumin seeds and wait till the cumin seeds start to plop.
  7. Add turmeric and slit green chillies.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add the potato pieces and saute for 5 to 7 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Add salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Serve warm with warm rotis.




  1. You gimme a small bowl of jeera aloo with anything… And I’ll be the happiest person!!! Can have this anytime… Super-delicious, simple & quick to make <3

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