Jeera Aloo


Jeera aloo are tasty and fast to put together. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come home and put moong daal and cumin potatoes on the stove. Then run off to clean up whatever mess needs to be tended to and always end up thinking, thank goodness I picked a meal that didn’t need attention and was quick!

Jeera aloo makes me believe that cumin and potatoes were made to be put together. As I mentioned, the best part about this dish is that it’s incredibly fast and tasty. I’ve said it a million times, Punjabi food is phenomenal but labor and time intensive, so I’m inevitably obsessed with the easy recipes.

I’m obsessed with potatoes in general, but this recipe is magnificent. Such simple ingredients and such a bold flavor. I suppose that’s the beauty about potatoes, they soak up the flavors they’re being cooked with.

Useless fact #1902: The potato was the first food ever grown in space. It was first taken into space in 1995 with the space shuttle Columbia.

Worst fact #3: All of the facts that I throw out aren’t googled. Sadly, I just know these random useless facts for absolutely no reason at all!

Need a few more easy and authentic recipes? Try these:

The Jeera Aloo

Course: Main CoursesCuisine: PunjabiDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on


  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp whole cumin

  • 2 green chilies, minced finely (optional)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed in to 1 inch squares

  • Salt to taste

  • Cilantro for garnish

Equipment/Specialty Items


  • Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium heat.
  • Add in cumin and toast till reddish brown and fragrant. Approximately 2 minutes.
  • Add in green chilies till fragrant. Approximately 1 minute.
  • Add in water and turmeric – stir to mix everything in.
  • Add in cubed potatoes and cover the skillet with a lid. Stir potatoes every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
  • Cook potatoes through – add a few more tablespoons of water if needed to prevent sticking. If they’re cooked through and you still have water in the skillet don’t panic, just take the lid off and turn the heat up to high.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @mistressghee on Instagram and hashtag it #lovemygheespot

Like this recipe?

Follow us @mistressghee on Pinterest

Did you make this recipe?

Follow us on Facebook

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 18g 28%
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g 15%
  • Sodium 22mg 1%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1149mg 33%
  • Total Carbohydrate 43.5g 15%
    • Dietary Fiber 6.8g 24%
    • Sugars 3.2g
  • Protein 5.1g 10%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 20%
  • Vitamin D 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

The Ghee Spot © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.