Jeera aloo (cumin potatoes). Add a pop of flavor to regular sautéed potatoes with this subtly spiced dish. Loaded with the beautifully aromatic flavors of cumin, try these potato bites for a tasty hit of irresistible deliciousness. Perfect idea for a speedy side!
Potatoes – the humble star ingredient that transforms every roast to a complete meal. Mashed, roasted or boiled, these little bites elevate your dinner to the next level. Well, there are multiple ways to cook and serve potatoes. I love them roasted or mashed, and loaded with mouthwatering flavors.
Jeera aloo or cumin potatoes feature simple sautéed potatoes with plenty of spices. The key spice in the recipe, cumin – both ground and whole – definitely hits the spot making this classic a restaurant favorite. In my opinion, it’s one of the best potato sides to add to any meal.
How To Make Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)
First, peel and cube the potatoes. Make sure the cubes are more or less the same size to ensure even cooking.
Next, let’s cook these potatoes. Fry some cumin seeds, ginger and green chilies in a little oil. When the cumin seeds turn brown, add potatoes and a touch of asafetida. Asafetida or hing has a very strong flavor, so use it sparingly in this dish. I like to give the potatoes a quick stir fry to get a nice, beautiful, crispy, light brown exterior.
Then, add all the ground spices. This includes turmeric, coriander, red chili powder, amchur (dried mango) powder and of course, more cumin. But this time, you will need to add ground cumin instead of whole cumin seeds. The main aim is to bring in the bold flavor of cumin. So, the more the better. But remember, the amount of cumin should not overpower the flavor of potatoes. We are looking for the perfect balance in this jeera aloo recipe.
Now, pour in water and cook the potatoes. Once the potatoes are cooked, add more flavor with dried fenugreek leaves, fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves and lemon juice. A small pinch of sugar makes this dish perfect.
Give this mixture a quick stir fry. And you’re done! Try this recipe with other vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots and okra. The flavor profile of cumin in this jeera aloo recipe is simply mind blowing. I also love the beautiful speckles of cumin seeds on the potatoes.
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