Jeera Aloo

At home, we are not great fans of having dry subji with roti; but I’ve always wondered how north Indians crave for jeera aloo. I just wanted to tried it myself… I liked it, Kundan didn’t like to combine it with roti but otherwise liked it. So you got to try and see if you would go for it. Actually it goes well with dal rice also.


1. Potatoes – 5
2. Oil – 1-2 tbsp
3. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
4.  Kasoori Methi – 1 tbsp
5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
6. Salt to taste
7. Chili powder – 1 tsp
8. Coriander powder – 2 tsp
9. Asafoetida – 1 pinch


Step 1: Boil the potatoes with until done but firm. Peel and cut them into cubes.

Step 2: Heat oil in a non stick pan and crackle cumin seeds; sprinkle asafoetida and add the potato cubes and toss gently so that the cubes don’t mash or break.
Step 3: Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder, crushed kasoori methi, little salt and toss again gently to coat the potatoes with all ingredients evenly. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 4: Open the lid, toss again and cook without lid for a couple of minutes again.


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