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)
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.