Cumin Potatoes

Cumin Potatoes


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Called 'aloo jeera,' this is a delicious Indian side dish comprising chunks of warm potato tossed with cumin, turmeric and curry powder.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 kg new potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • handful chopped fresh coriander

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Place whole potatoes in saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until just tender. Drain, and cut potatoes into quarters. Set aside to keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add cumin, turmeric and curry powder and cook for 1 minute. Add potatoes and cook until slightly crisp. Toss potatoes with salt, pepper, fresh coriander. Serve hot.

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Something else. Delicious! I have on esuggestion. When I was in Nepal a year ago, I watched someone make this recipe, only minus the coriander (a delicious variation!). To make the flavour go all the way through the potatos, she simply fried cut raw potatos with the spices for about 5 minutes and then added water and then pressure cooked everything together. The flavour went all the way through the potatoes! I have done this with just a covered pot and let it cook longer. Glad this great dish is on the site! - 29 Sep 2008


Delicious! I made it as a previous reviewer suggested. I fried the potatoes in the spices, added water and cooked it in my pressure cooker. When the potatoes were cooked, I removed the lid, added tomato puree and garam masala and simmered until all the liquid had reduced. I found the recipe, made it and was eating it in just over 40 mins! Next time I will reduce the salt to 1 tsp. - 07 Sep 2012


- 21 Feb 2011

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