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Jeera Aloo Recipe (Dry Aloo Sabzi)

A quick & easy Jeera Aloo recipe (dry aloo sabzi) that gets ready in minutes, and goes very well with rotis, or also as a side with dal & rice.
Course Accompaniment, Beginner Recipes, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 707kcal


  • pounds potatoes (boiled) chopped into bite sized pieces
  • tablespoon oil
  • teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (dhania) crushed
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder (hing)
  • 2 green chilli chopped
  • tablespoon chopped ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


  • In a pan, add tablespoon of oil, and lightly heat it up.
  • To it, first add teaspoon of cumin seeds, and lightly roast it for just about 30 seconds.
  • Then add 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds (crushed), and lightly roast it for another 30 seconds or so.
  • Add ½ teaspoon asafoetida (hing) powder & 2 chopped green chillies, and lightly roast it for a few seconds.
  • Then add in tablespoon of chopped ginger, and lightly roast for a couple of minutes.
  • Now add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder & ¾ teaspoon of salt, mix it in, and let it roast for a few seconds.
  • Then add in pounds of boiled potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces, and mix it in with the tempering.
  • Cook the potatoes covered for 3-5 minutes on medium flame, stirring intermittently, just untill the potatoes get a chance to absorb the flavors, and then turn off the flame.
  • Jeera Aloo is ready to serve.



Please note: The nutrition values are best estimates provided as a courtesy. The exact values can vary depending on the exact ingredients or brands used. If you rely on them for your specific diet and/or health issues, please consult a registered dietician or nutritionist.


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 2089mg | Potassium: 2572mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 9mg