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Jeera aloo recipe

Jeera Aloo

Jeera Aloo is a popular side dish made with potatoes and cumin seeds. It is flavorful, tangy and tastes great with poori, paratha or plain dal and rice.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo, potato, Potato curry
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 500 gms of Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1-2 Green Chili Chopped
  • 2 Red Chilli Whole
  • ΒΌ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Lemon Juice
  • Coriander Leaves


  • Pressure cook Potatoes in salted water. Peel the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pan and when it starts to smoke add cumin seeds in it.
  • After that add chopped green chili, red chili whole, and salt to taste in the pan.
  • When you have added chilies and salt, add turmeric powder, red chili powder in the pan and saute them all for a minute.
  • Now, add boiled cut potatoes in the pan and mix them well. Cook the potatoes for a minute or two and pour 1 lemon juice in it.
  • Top it with some coriander leaves, mix and cook for another minute.
  • Turn off the heat and serve this tangy aloo recipe with dal or rice.



Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 57.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg