Jeera Aloo (Potatoes with Cumin and Spices)

Jeera Aloo (Potatoes with Cumin and Spices)


Serves 4

This side pairs well with Naan, Roti and Lentils


3 tbsp Sunflower Oil

1 Pound of Potatoes – Cut into 2-inch cubes and parboiled

1/8 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Raw Mango Powder

1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder

1 tsp Fresh Ginger – Minced

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder (Either use a pestle and mortar to create a freshly crushed powder or use store-bought powder)

1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder (Paprika)

1/2 tsp Garam Masala


What to do 

1) Heat large frying pan on medium heat. Once heated add the oil.

2) Add the cumin seeds to the heated oil.

3) Almost immediately, add the parboiled potatoes. Toss to coat.

4) Do not use a utensil to mix or stir the potatoes. Doing so will cause damage to the tubers.

5) Toss infrequently. Cook until all sides begin to brown.

6) Add all spices and toss to coat.

7) Continue cooking until brown on all sides. Serve Hot

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