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Jeera aloo recipe| aloo jeera dry | no onion no garlic recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Aloo jeera | Jeera is an easy and simple recipe with potatoes. It can be had with roti and rice too. Even it tastes great with south indian sambar too. This recipe was passed on to me by a punjabi friend of mine. Few more punjabi recipes too she shared ,which i will try soon and post here.  We had with dal tadka and plain rice.

Jeera aloo

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 Mins |   Serves :3-4

    Potato| aloo   4 (medium size)
    Cumin seeds   1 tsp
    Green chilli     1
    Red chili powder   3/4 tsp
    Salt    as needed
    Coriander leaves  few
    Garam masala    a pinch (optional) 
    Oil        1 tblsp    



  • Pressure cook the potatoes and cut them in to cubes.  In a pan add and add in the cumin seeds and the slit green chilli and the red chilli powder.
    cut-potato add-jeera
  • Keep the flame low and  just saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the cubed potatoes. Carefully mix this evenly so that the potatoes will get coated evenly.
add-aloo potato-curry
  • Cook this in a low flame till the potatoes get roasted .
  • Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix them carefully. If adding garam masala add it now and mix well too.
aloo-curry jeera-aloo
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.


  1. You can add 1/4 tsp of jeera powder and coriander powder too while adding the red chilli powder.
  2. While adding powders be careful not to get this burnt.
  3. Adding masala in oil will enhance the flavour of the curry.

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Raks anand September 5, 2014 - 5:24 am

Yummy with both rice and roti!

Ramya Venkateswaran September 5, 2014 - 7:45 am

my favorite and this is perfect with rasam

Kurinji September 5, 2014 - 8:08 am


nandoos Kitchen September 5, 2014 - 1:52 pm

yumm.. looks super

anusha praveen September 5, 2014 - 3:25 pm

True no Jay? The beautyy of this jeea aloo is that it complements both south and north indian dishes

Sunshine June 28, 2016 - 12:51 pm

How to cook potatoes without smashing them ?

jeyashri suresh June 30, 2016 - 2:19 am

Boil in the cooker without adding water. keep in a vessel and cook. Just wash it and give it 3 whisltes. Cut them and keep it in the fridge for 10 minutes and make the curry. If possible cook in a non stick cookware

Sunshine June 30, 2016 - 7:45 am

Thanks a ton!

Prateeksha Hosapattankar June 4, 2017 - 11:10 am

Thanks a lot for this question n answer ?


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