All these years I have stayed in North India, but I never got a chance to taste the authentic recipe of Jeera Aloo.

I got to taste the adulterated versions of the recipe, with tomatoes , haldi ,garam masala ,etc.

But I was always curious to know how the real one is actually made. One Sunday Sanjeev Kapoor showed this recipe on his TV show. It was Mother’s Day and his Mother showed how to make it. So it had to be authentic, after all it came straight from a Punjabi kitchen.


It is such a simple recipe that, next day I made it for breakfast. Jeera aloo tastes yummy,try it some time.

The recipe goes like this-


4 large size aloo/potatoes (boiled peeled and diced to 1” pieces)

4Tbsp oil

1 tsp jeera/ cumin seeds

1 tsp red chili powder

1Tbsp Coriander seeds ( coarsely powdered)

1 Tbsp jeera/ cumin seeds ( roasted and crushed )

1/2 tsp dry mango powder

2 Tbsp fresh coriander leaves / cilantro chopped

salt to taste


Heat oil, add jeera in oil. Let it crackle. Then add salt / red chili powder /crushed jeera and coriander seeds / dry mango powder every thing in the oil. Stir for a second.

Then lastly add the potatoes and mix well. Cook for some time. Add fresh cilantro/ coriander leaves.

Mix well. The dry masala should coat the potatoes well.

Serve with parathas.




  1. hey archana, you are right jeera alu is one simple to make but tasty subzi, urs looks yum! jeera bhajun telat taktach you get such a fantastic aroma, chan recipes kadhtes! hi bhaji chotey batatey vaprum pan chan hotey πŸ™‚

    Thanks Richa, tu pan chan recipe banvites.Chotey batate vaprun karun bagheen.Idea awadli πŸ™‚

  2. Archana,
    This is one jhatpat recipe. Will surely come in handy on a busy night. Thanx for sharing

    Thanks Seema, glad you liked it. The recipe is really jhatpat as you said can come in handy when you are in a hurry πŸ™‚

  3. parantha and jeera aloo, I remember it from my friend’s lunch box… πŸ™‚ the best kind!

    Oh it tastes gr8 with paranthas. Mandira thanks for visting my blog πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Archana – another of a jhatpat recipe, grrrrreaaaat !!!
    Also wanted to let you know that I tried your Gobhi paranthas ( the recipe you posted a few posts ago ) and they turned out really well – I had made them for the first time and the whole family loved it !!

    Hi Abha, yes it is quick to make. Glad you liked the gobhi parantha.Thanks for letting me know πŸ™‚ I hope you did not have problem rolling it .

  5. Is 1 tsp of jeera enough for the taste to come through? I’ll make it and find out πŸ™‚

    I have just given a comment on your blog. 1 tsp jeera is for tadka :))) More jeera follows .

  6. Such a lovely and simple recipe. Khoop awadli.
    Nakki try kareen.

    Thanks TC for stopping by :)Glad you liked it . Try kelya nantar kashi vatli bhaji saang πŸ™‚

  7. i saw this week’s khana khazana too:) i make jeera-aloo too. it is simple and never fails.

    Hi Reena, so you too see Khana khazana πŸ™‚ That episode was good. Yes it is such a simple recipe and all these years I made other versions.
    Reena thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  8. aloo tastes great how ever you make them! I use Ajwain. nice recipe.

    Ajwain is a good idea too.Will surely try it. Do we have to add jeera with ajwain?

  9. hi, archana. this is the first time i’m visiting your blog. thanks for this simple, exceellnt recipe.

    Hi Bee,
    Thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚ Yes , the recipe is very simple and tasty too. Do try it.

  10. Hay Archana…this is absolutely great. Different picture…Jeera and aloo, I love them both…I love this dish a lot.

    Thanks Sukanya :)Glad you liked it .

  11. Archana, ur jeera aloo is sooo yummy!!! Havent tried this version of aloo, now I know, Thx to u πŸ™‚

    Thanks Aruna,
    Make it some time you will like it πŸ™‚

  12. hi archana jeera aloo looks yumm & quite easy to make too..do visit my blog..

    Thanks Deena for stopping by .Yes it is an easy recipe and tasty too. I will surely visit your blog:)

  13. Hi!
    Found you from your comment on my blog. Hmm.. Jeera Aaloo is my fav recipe too…as it is tasty and jhatpat!
    Lemme add one more tip, when I run out of corriander leaves on one busy night, I top the Jeera aloo with kasoori methi! Its yum too.
    And thanks for dropping by Bhook Lagi!

    Hey, I liked your tip of kasuri methi. Will definitely try it next time . Also thanks to you too, for stopping by πŸ™‚

  14. Hey Archana, Jeera Aloo happens to be an all time favourite in our house…will try your recipe next time!

    Hi Neelam, thanks for stopping by.Do try this jeera aloo πŸ™‚

  15. Wow! What a simple recipe! You’re right- we’re given to adding condiments and ingredients that are not realy required. Some of the tastiest stuff are the simplest too!

    Vani nice of you to stop by, thanks πŸ™‚ Yes I agree that simple recipes tastes gr8 .

  16. […] Vegetable Dishes Aloo Jeera is a delicious dish of aloo (potatoes) seasoned with jeera (cumin). It goes well with rice and is highly likely to be gluten-free, barring any suspicious spice mixtures added. Here’s another simple Aloo Jeera recipe, as well as an authentic Punjabi version from Sanjeev Kapoor […]

  17. Punjabi alu is very good but this is another simple aloo resipe.Boil the aloo .Cut it like we cut for chips.In a pan take little oil,add green chillies,rai,2 spoon of til,add pottatoes, salt,black pepper &stir.For garnishing add ground roasted peanuts and corriander.This is my mothers recipe.My family & friends favourite. I always wanted to give this recipe to Sangeev Kapoor.Iam big fan of him.

  18. hey m living in london.all alone…dont know how to cook either.just visiting ur blog…i think it ll help me.thanx archana

  19. Thank you so much for this recipe! I was looking for a Jeera Aloo recipe and yours was the clearest and least complicated. I just finished eating the aloo and OMG SO GOOD! I have plenty left over for lunch tomorrow too, yay!

  20. Hey Archana
    Thanks for the fatafat receipe… iam away from home… and ur blog is really coming handy…
    made it for lunch today .. and all loved it at office
    Thanks πŸ™‚

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