Jeera Aloo Recipe - Made by sauteeing potatoes (aloo) in a tempering of olive oil and cumin (jeera) seeds, this simple yet delicious side dish is perfect for those who are new to Indian cooking. Pair with rice and dal to make a complete meal.
- Peel the potatoes and pressure cook them. This saves time. If you pressure cook unpeeled whole potatoes, you'll have to wait for them to slightly cool, before peeling the skin off and chopping them.
- Don't overcook the potatoes - you don't want them mushy. If using a pressure cooker just cook them till they are 3/4th done.
Variations to this Aloo jeera recipe
- Add 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder (dried mango powder) instead of lime juice.
- Skip the garlic cloves.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon of roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder) for added taste.