Potatoes with Cumin Seeds (Jeera Aloo) Recipe

Total Time:

35 minutes(Cooking)


4 portions

Potatoes with Cumin Seeds (Jeera Aloo) Recipe


450gpotatoes (2 large), cut into medium-size cubes
3onions, chopped
~2 tspginger, crushed/grated
~2 tspgarlic, crushed/grated
2 tspcumin
2tomatoes, chopped
2 tspchili powder
~2.5 tspcoriander powder
1/2 tspturmeric powder
1/4 tsppepper powder
1/2 tspgaram masala
coriander leaves


  1. Boil the potatoes with salt till they are done. Make sure not to overcook them. They should retain the shape.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and crackle cumin.
  3. Add grated/crushed ginger and garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add chopped onion and cook till they become golden brown in colour.
  5. Add the masala powders and cook till the raw smell goes, 2 - 4 minutes.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes along with salt and sugar, mix well.
  7. Add ¼ cup water and cook. When tomato becomes soft, add cooked potatoes.
  8. Add ¼ cup hot water and combine well. Make sure the potato pieces are coated well with the masala.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice/roti.


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