Aloo Jeera (Potatoes Flavoured With Cumin)

Here is the recipe…

Heat oil in a pan and crackle jeera. Add grated/crushed ginger and garlic. Cook for 2-3 mins…

Add chopped onion and cook till they become golden brown in colour. Add the masala powders and cook till the raw smell goes, around 2-4 mins…

Add chopped tomato along with salt and sugar, mix well. Add 1/4 cup water and cook…

When tomato becomes soft, add cooked potatoes. Add 1/4 cup hot water and combine well. Make sure the potato pieces are coated well with the masala. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves…

Recipe adapted from Vanitha Pachakam Magazine

Aloo Jeera
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Aloo Jeera

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Maria Jose

Ingredients

  • 2 large Potato (450 gms, cut into medium size cubes)
  • 3 med - big Onion (chopped)
  • 1.5 - 2 tsp Ginger and garlic (each crushed / grated)
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 medium Tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2-2.5 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • A pinch Sugar
  • Salt
  • Oil (I used sunflower)
  • Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Instructions

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

Notes

If you are making it for roti, you can add more water in the end. You can also add a dash of lemon also in the end.
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8 thoughts on “Aloo Jeera (Potatoes Flavoured With Cumin)”

  1. Tried this recipe and it turned out awesome. My husband who doesn’t
    normally eat potatoes loved it too! Thankyou Maria for your recipes and keep ‘em
    coming! For an amateur like me, you are God send J
    Cheers!

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  2. Hi Maria,
    Was searching for an easy aloo recipe and came across this. I didnt have garam masala, so used sambar powder instead – the result was absolutely fabulous.
    BTW though am not a Malayali, I grew up in Kochi and the recipes in your blog are so familiar to me.. will be a regular visitor from now on – great blog! :) :)

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    • Hi Preeti,

      Thanks a lot for leaving a comment here. Adding sambar powder sounds like a good idea :)

      Hope you get to try more recipes from here and like them too..

      Cheers
      Maria

      Reply
  3. Hi maria,
    I have been following ur blog for some time now bt this is the first time I’m commenting .this recipe turned out great.thanks for posting this :)

    Reply

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