Jeera Aloo (potatoes sauteed with cumin) is a vegetarian dish that is simple, healthy, tasty, and easy to make at home with only a few ingredients.
4 boiled potatoes, medium size (cut in cubes)
1 ½ tsp jeera, whole (cumin seeds)
1 tsp ginger (fresh), minced
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional)
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp jeera powder (cumin seeds powder)
2 tsp dry mango powder *
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Few sprigs of coriander leaves (chopped)
In a pan, add oil, once hot, add jeera, let it sizzle, add the ginger and jalapeno. Mix well.
After two mins, on low flame, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, dry mango powder, coriander powder, paprika powder and salt. Mix well for a couple of mins. on low flame.
Add boiled potatoes, mix in well to coat it with the spice mix. Close the pan and let it cook for 10 mins. on low flame. Once the potatoes are well coated, check seasoning, and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
*PS: If you don’t find dry mango powder, after the potatoes have been coated with the spice mix, squeeze ½ lime or lemon or add 1 tsp. of lemon/lime juice.