Jeera Aloo ( Punjabi Khana)


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While the cumin seeds define the flavour of Jeera Aloo, a dash of lemon and green chilli paste are also added to enhance the experience further. Enjoy it hot and fresh, with puris or roti.


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Ever imagined that a single ingredient could transform potatoes into an aromatic, mouth-watering delicacy? Well, in the case of this all-time favourite Punjabi dish, the secret ingredient is jeera. While the cumin seeds define the flavour of Jeera Aloo, a dash of lemon and green chilli paste are also added to enhance the experience further. Enjoy it hot and fresh, with puris or roti.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 3/4 cups potato cubes
3 tbsp oil
2 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi) , optional
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes, mix well, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the potatoes are cooked, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the green chilli paste, turmeric powder, lemon juice, salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot.
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 on 09 Apr 15 02:39 PM


Jeera Aloo is my favourite dry subzi. I have made it many times and every time i make my family relish it. The green chilli paste, coriander and lemon juice adds a perfect taste to this subzi. Jeera has a strong and amazing taste as well as aroma in this dry subzi..
 on 18 Jun 13 05:31 PM


Basic and simple jeera recipe. Perfect flavor.