Aloo Jeera (Dry Cumin Potato Curry)

3.80 from 6 votes

Boiled and cubed potatoes tossed in turmeric and red chilli powder tempered with cumin and garnished with fresh coriander leaves is a heavenly experience and comfort food for any monsoon day when it rains, Enjoy this with Poori or Rice and you would fall in love with simple food again - Says Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • Potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into cubes- 04 nos. large
  • Cumin seeds- 02 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ th tsp.
  • Red Chilli powder- ¼ th tsp.
  • Green Chillies finely chopped- 02 nos.
  • Salt
  • Refined oil- 01 tbsp.
  • For the Garnish:
  • Coriander leaves fresh, finely chopped- 1/4th bunch


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, let them splutter / crackle.
  • Add green chillies, sauté for a minute.
  • Add the potatoes.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • Do not mix vigorously or the potatoes will mash.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


Chef Tips:
You may use boiled baby potatoes.
You may add mango powder or lemon juice to further enhance the flavor.
About the Author: This recipe has been shared by Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji who believes that food that she cooks should touch heart and soul of the person and she dedicates all her success to her Angel Mother. 
Works as Speciality Chef with Percept KnoriginCinecurryChefsutra and as a Food Author with PioneerchefTheurbanspicePinksworthTanyamunshiMangobunchPlattershareWomenplanet
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