Potatoes – 5-6 (peeled and cut into cubes)

Cumin Seeds – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Green chillies – 3 finely chopped

Red Chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Oil – 4-5 tbsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Salt to taste


In a cooker blanch the potatoes in hot water for 5-6 minutes and get it half cooked and keep it aside.

In a kadai heat oil and once hot add Cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, Asafoetida and saute for a few minutes.

Now add the Turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Coriander powder and saute for a few more minutes.

Now add the potatoes and salt and mix well.  Let it cook on a low flame for a few minutes till the potatoes get roasted.

Yummy Jeera Aloo is now ready!!