Jeera Aloo (Potatoes with Cumin)

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Potatoes are a favorite in every cuisine. There are at least a hundred different Indian recipes for preparing potatoes, from simply roasted potatoes to stuffed potato curry.
Jeera Aloo is a classic North Indian dish that goes well with Puris and Kachoris. It is a delicious, tangy dish, easy to prepare, without any onion or garlic!

4 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and broken into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tbsp. Rashmi’s Blend
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. asafoetida
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsps. dried mango powder
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves (optional)
1/2 tsp. minced green chilies (optional)

You can buy Rashmi’s Blend on my shop page.


  • Mash a quarter cup of the potatoes, set aside.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds. When the seeds start to crackle add Rashmi’s Blend. Stir for a few seconds until the spices turn fragrant.
  • Add pepper flakes, asafoetida, all the potatoes, salt and mango powder. Stir to mix all the ingredients.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings (add chilies).
  • Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve hot with Puri or Paratha.

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