Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)

5 mins
20 mins
Written By:
Neha Chandra

Jeera aloo, is a flavourful North Indian side dishes made with potatoes and spices. The word 'Jeera' in Sanskrit translates to 'that which digests' which is why it pairs so well with potatoes. Potatoes usually cause gas and bloating for me personally, so adding cumin seeds and hing make it a lot easier for my body to digest. Plus the combination of all the ground spices makes this dish a flavourfilled, every bite!

5 mins
20 mins

Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger finely diced
  • 1 green chilli deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 tbs dried fenugreek leaves

Spices for Jeera Aloo:

  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder

Optional: 1/8 tsp asafoetida (hing)


Boil potatoes until tender yet firm (we don't want these two mushy)

Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds

Once they begin to splutter and release aroma, add diced ginger and green chilli. Sure for 30 seconds

Add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and hing (optional)

Add the boiled potatoes and salt, combine well

Top with fenugreek leaves

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