Aloo Jeera (Potatoes with Cumin Seeds)

Aloo Jeera (Potatoes with Cumin Seeds)

Aloo Jeera

Aloo Jeera is easy yet a delicious side dish. This can compliment any meal. A whole cumin seeds have a slightly nutty flavor. In this recipe cumin seeds are one of the main spices.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
plus boiling potatoes 25 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 4 cups about 5 medium size potato boiled peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/8 tsp asafetida hing
  • 1 tbsp ginger thinly sliced adrak
  • 2 green chili seeded and sliced length wise hari mirch
  • 1-1/2 tsp crushed coriander dhania
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric haldi
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mango powder amchoor
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped hara dhania


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Oil is the right temperature when cumin seeds crack immediately after being put in the pan. Add cumin seeds and asafetida after seeds crack add ginger and green chilies and stir for few seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Add all the remaining spices, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, mango powder, and salt. Stir for few seconds.
  • Add potatoes and mix well with Masala. Stir fry for 4-5 minutes. All the potatoes should be coated with spices.
  • Turn off the heat and add cilantro. Mix it well and serve it hot.


Notes:  Jeera Aloo also can be served as snack or chat drizzling with whipped yogurt and tamarind chutney. Make sandwiches, use left over Roti or Paratha and roo Aloo Jeera to make a Wrap and these wrap make a good lunch box meal.
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33 thoughts on “Aloo Jeera (Potatoes with Cumin Seeds)

  1. I just made this dish ! The aroma is amazing! I had to try a bite and the potatoes are DELICIOUS!
    Thank you so much Auntie ! I have been following your recipes for a long time and I have yet to find one that I don’t like !

  2. I am studying abroad…and I thank u for providing such easy to follow recipes. Due to time difference most of the time I cannot ask my mom for recipes…so I just follow yours and it turns out to be so good…simple yet tasty. Thank you so much.

  3. Absolutely love this recipe! This is my go to recipe when I am cooking potatoes for a meal! Hubby loves it and says it tastes just like something you’d eat at a Punjabi’s house!

  4. Absolutely divine. Just printed out this recipe to keep in our ‘Family Recipe’ folder. Only the best ones get printed out and placed there! So scrummy, this recipe. A firm family fave now! Thank you so much for sharing. xx

  5. Thanks a lot Manjula m’am for this delicious recipe. It helped a lot today as I didn’t know what to prepare at lunch time. My husand and my father-in-law liked very very much.
    PS I am not an Indian but European and my husband is Indian. So I tried your recipients even before and I found them very great! Bahut dhanyawaad 🙂

  6. I’m very thankful with all the wonderful recipes you have shared with us. I made these delicious potatoes for breakfast and my husband and I really loved them. Thank you. You are a great cook.

  7. HI aunty,

    I have tried this recipe last night and it was amazing. i have become a fan of yours. You cook really well and thank you for sharing your recipes.

  8. Dear Manjula,
    I made this rejipe quite recently and wanted to thank you for sharing it. My son and I loved it and I expect to be learning lots about you as I am new to Indian cuisine. Thanks once again! -Raquel

  9. I made this a couple of days ago for lunch and served it with warm tortillas and it was very good! I don’t miss the onions that I usually put in most Indian dishes. I will make this into a chaat next time.

  10. Hi manjula aunty, I am a great fan of your cooking. Can you please tell me what kind of potato have you used here- I mean golden, russet etc. ?
    Also, which one do you usually use for sabjis.


  11. Wow, so delicious, and easy and quick to cook. My husband and me love this recipe, just to go with some curd or buttermilk.
    Thank you very much, Manjula. You are just the best 🙂

    Heidi from Germany

  12. आलू की बात तो निराली है। सभी सब्जीयों दालों का महत्व पूर्ण सहयोगी है। सभी के साथ सामंजस्य बिढाकर उसके स्वाद में रच-बस जाता है। आपने इसके स्वाद को और निखारने की राह दिखाई आपका धन्यवाद,
    Dr. Mohan Gupta
    Albela Jadugar, New Delhi

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