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

Go:

  • 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!

11 comments:

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

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

    jeera aloo looks delicious dear...

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  4. Looks delicious priya!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Yumm, thats soo irresistible..

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

    US Masala

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

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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

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  9. delicious recipe!! very inviting..
    I need ur email id for Maitri. Do email me at
    rite(dot)rp(at)gmail(dot)com

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