Aloo (Potatoes) Jeera Recipe


Aloo (Potatoes) Jeera Recipe

Aloo (Potatoes) Geera

Time to Prepare: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


  • 4 medium size potatoes peeled and cut into bite size cubes.
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon full cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander powder(dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (hara dhania) to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Rub the cumin seeds in your hand and add cumin seeds, after seeds crack, add green chilies and stir for few seconds.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add all the remaining spices, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, and salt. Stir for few seconds.
  4. Add potatoes and mix well with Masala. Stir fry for 2 minutes. All the potatoes should be coated with spices.
  5. Cover and let the potatoes cook on low heat. Every 5 minutes stir the potatoes and make sure they are not sticking to the pot. If you notice that the potatoes are sticking to the pot add a few tablespoons of hot water and mix all the potatoes, and lower the heat even more.
  6. Turn off the heat and add cilantro. Mix it well and serve it hot.

About Sunita Bagai

I was born in Malawi Africa, grew up there and moved to the United States for my continuing education. I got my BA and Masters from Golden Gate University, in SF. I got married and moved to Virginia. I've been married 14 years and I have two beautiful daughters who make my life complete. I love to cook and now that both my girls are in school full time, and with my husband's enthusiastic support, I'm following my passion and am offering cooking classes to share my cooking ideas with the world.

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