Jeera Aloo Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
A very simple dish of potatoes and cumin seeds. Delicious!


  • 6 medium-sized potatoes (cut into small pieces)
  • 3 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli (optional)
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 3 tbs. sunflower oil
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Salt to taste


This dish is all about the stirring to ensure that the potatoes don't stick to the bottom and burn. So make sure you are attentive and stir regularly!


Step 1
Heat up the oil in a saucepan and when it is hot add in the cumin seeds.
Step 2
When the cumin seeds start to splutter, add in the green chilli, potatoes, turmeric, red chilli and salt.
Step 3
Stir frequently until potatoes are cooked. If potatoes stick to the bottom whilst cooking, sprinkle a few drops of water on the mixture.
Step 4
Garnish with coriander.
Step 5
Serve hot with naan and yoghurt.