Potato Jeera Fry (Aloo Jeera)


  • Potato – 3 Nos (medium size)
  • Jeera (Cumin seeds) – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3 Nos
  • Fresh ginger – a small piece
  • Garlic flakes – 4 to 6 Nos
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

Boil potatoes till soft. Remove the skin and cut it into medium size cubes.
Chop green chillies, ginger and garlic finely.
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add jeera. When it starts spluttering, add chopped green chillies, ginger and garlic along with curry leaves. Fry for a while. Add potato pieces along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well. Cover with lid and cook on low flame for two to three minutes stirring now and then.
Tips: If you use baby potatoes, the dish will look nice. Cook baby potatoes and use as it is without cutting the potato. Basically this dish is from North India, curry leaves are not added to it. But I added curry leaves and it tastes good. You can garnish it with chopped coriander leaves also.
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  1. Looks great, Kamala! Nice simple dish. 🙂

  2. Kalai, yes, it is very simple. Since it is very mild curry, we can give it to children also. We can use it for potato sandwitch as well as filling for samosa also.

  3. Its soooooo tasty Kamala mam , and is sooo simple . Even my children praised it . I have become your fan indeed . By the way I am Pratik from Indore . And i love this beautiful art of cooking .

  4. Hi Pratik,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear you and your children liked this dish. Yes, as you said it is a very simple dish, but at the same time very tasty too.

  5. This was fantastic…just cooked and had it for lunch. Your directions were so easy to follow mam…Thank you so much.

  6. Thank you Prabha.

  7. Hello Maam, I am a novice cook. I still need step by step instructions to boil water.
    I prepared the aloo jeera and it was a runaway success.
    I used 8 large potatoes and not a piece was left. The people eating were mainly Europeans who cook Indian food themselves. So it was quite a compliment for the dish to be literally polished off.
    All kudos to you.
    Thank you.

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