Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jeera Aloo

Jeera Aloo, or Aloo Jeera Nava-K's style. Yes. Of course. I have my style to my cooking. Proud Nava K. Why not? After all, cooking is also about your own style right? Tell me about it. That's why, most probably you would noticed that my Jeera Aloo is different and a stand out amongst the rest. What is Jeera Aloo by the way if you still can't comprehend? Basically, potatoes stir fried alongside cumin (Jeera Rice) and of course, we need the spicy beat from chillies as well. Potatoes on the whole by the way, as I have repeated myself donkey times (Sukhi Aloo Sabzi, Tari Wale Aloo, Chilli Aloo, Dum Aloo & Aloo Gobi). Just mention potatoes and you yourself will know what I mean. So many dishes out of potatoes (Aloo Gosht, Navaratan Korma, Egg Potato Curry, Indian Potato Balls, Baked Cheesy Potatoes & Bonda).  What about Jeera Aloo? Simplicity and simplest. Loud aroma of cumin seeds, garam masala, coriander leaves and a dry style Jeera Aloo.

3 medium size potatoes (simmer till tender, cool down, remove skin and cut into chunks)
1 tbsp butter (or oil)
4 dried red chillies - cut into 2 or 3 pieces
4 shallots - chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp garam masala 
3 sprigs coriander leaves - slice.
Salt for taste

Heat butter, add shallots, dried chillies, mustard and cumin seeds.
Stir for 1 minute or 2.
Add potatoes, coriander leaves and garam masala.
Season with salt.
Quickly stir all together over high heat.
Dish out and serve. 


  1. I love potatoes!!! never tried fried chilli potatoes before

  2. Oh I can eat this with roti any time. Looks very nice

  3. Love potatoes and I would love to try out this recipe.


  4. i am fasting and just saw this , mouthwatering
    keep in touch

  5. Dear nava truly speaking this is something different from other recipes :) i am in love with the beautiful clicks and presentation

  6. Love this simple recipe, goes well as side dish with anything, and my fav combo for this is either curd rice or rasam rice yumm yumm

  7. This is so simple.. i love potato dishes,, a must try for me :) thnx fr sharing!

  8. I will finish this with hot chapaties......... Looks yumm!

  9. Wow, these potatoes look addictive, my mum makes a recipe quite similar to this :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Easy dish Iam going to try this for today's lunch

  11. simple and tasty dish.. I can have this as snacks

  12. Love potatoes anytime.. Looks too delish.. Perfect with chapati.. Nice click Nava..

  13. Oh dear, how can I miss this post???? Luckily I saw it just now and love the simple stir fried potatoes with chillies. Very appetizing and tempting too. Wow, I like all your sidebar pics.... so gorgeous and sweet.... Keep it up, Nava. Cheers :)

  14. My hubby loves potato will try it.

  15. Looks so yum... I am not much into it for personal health reasons but who dares to say no to it from heart? haha we r forced to... atleast I am... tasted one piece...

  16. A version I need to try this looks amazing


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