Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jeera Aloo/ potatoes with cumin

 The talk of the town is about our victory in world cup! What an amazing match that was! I am so proud to be an Indian and wanted to thank every single member of our cricket team to make this success happen after 28 years!

I stumbled upon this easy potato recipe from master chef Sanjeev Kappor's website.I made this today and it was simple, comforting and really good.

Baby potatoes sauted with lots of cumin/ jeera and crushed coriander seeds bursts with flaovors. The Amchur power gives a little tanginess and makes this curry irresistable for any body! i happen to find only red baby potatoes in the market, but you can use any size or type.

Here we go with the good stuff!

Get Ready: ( serves 2 )

Red baby potatoes 14
2 tsp Jeera/ cumin
2 tsp coriander  seed/ dhaniya cushed ( without roasting)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp amchur powder
A pinch Hing/ asafetida
salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp
1 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Wash and cook the potatoes till soft. I did not care to peel the skin. if you pressure cook, cook for just 1-2 whistles. set aside
  • Once potatoes are cooled, cut them in half.
  • In a pan add oil.
  • Once oil is  hot add the cumin and let it sizzle.
  • Then add the crushed dhaniya, turmeric, cumin, red chilli powder, amchur powder, hing,
  • Saute till a nice aroma comes and raw smell disappears from the spices.
  • Add the potatoes, salt to taste and toss them around till all the spices coat the potatoes.
  • Reduce the heat and cook uncovered for 5- 10 mins.
  • Turn heat off, garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Goes well as a side with rice or a snack by itself!


  1. i love baby potatoes.. your dish is perfect for roti or even rice. looks delicious with great flavors.

  2. Jeera Aloo looks to be awesome. The garnishing looks to be perfect.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Wht. a coincidence....
    I have also posted baby potato recipe

    jeera aloo looks delicious dear...

  4. Looks delicious priya!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Yumm, thats soo irresistible..

  6. I love this with hot puris :)
    Looks delicious Priya..

    US Masala

  7. Delicious .... anything with potato works gr8 for me :)


  8. My daughter loves baby potatoes and your looks yummy, shall try it out

  9. delicious recipe!! very inviting..
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