Dec 3, 2012

Jeera Aloo (Cumin Roasted Potato)

This simple recipe is a real treat for all potato lovers. Potatoes are cooked jeera or cumin seeds and some basic spices. Jeera Aloo can be eaten with Rotis or with bread or puris as a snack or for breakfast.

Ingredients :

Potato - 6 medium sized
Onions (finely chopped) : 1/4cup
Ginger-Garlicpaste : 1 tsp
Green chili - 2 nos (finely chopped)
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Amchur powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt   to taste
Oil   1 tbsp
Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp

Method :

Pressure cook the potatoes, peel the skin and leave them aside. If they are a little big in size, you can cut them into half.

Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds and green chilies, wait till it splutter and add onion pieces, ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 mins. Then add cumin, coriander, red chilli powder and let it sizzle and fry lightly (take care not to burn them).

After that add par boiled potato pieces, turmeric powder and enough salt, stir fry the potatoes with the masala until it coats well.

Cook covered for 2-3 minutes n keep stirring for every one minute.

Then add garam masala powder and amchur powder and mix well and roast the potatoes well.

That's it...spicy and flavorful Aloo Jeera is ready. Enjoy Hot with Palak Paratha.......


Instead of store bough cumin powder, you can dry roast about 2 tbsp cumin seeds, powder it and add it to the recipe for more flavorful potatoes.

If u don't have amchur powder, lastly add 1/2 tsp of fresh lemon juice .

Sending this to Priya and Divya's "60 Days To Christmas" and Pari's "Only-Side Dishes"  event

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