Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jeera Aloo

I have been so busy these past few weeks that it has indeed been difficult to find time to post. But, I'm back with another recipe, super-simple yet super-scrumptious. If you're Indian, you will undoubtedly know and love the classic jeera aloo. I had some leftover baby potatoes that I wanted to finish up, so I decided that hot jeera aloo would make a perfect main dish for the cold, rainy night I was facing. Mild, yet flavorful, this easy-to-make dish never fails to please. Though traditionally enjoyed with roti, I honestly love to eat jeera aloo all by itself, maybe with a bit of salad, for a hearty and satisfying meal. Just don't leave out the butter!! Potatoes always taste so much better with a bit of butter. Then again, what doesn't? :)

6 baby potatoes
3/4 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1/2 onion
1 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp. salt, or to taste
1.5 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. butter

Wash and pressure cook the potatoes until they're soft and cooked through but still hold their shape. Quarter them, and leave the peel on. Heat olive oil in a pan. On medium heat, add the cumin seeds. When they begin to darken and give off a strong aroma, add the fennel seeds. After a few seconds, when the fennel seeds begin to give off a strong aroma, add the onion and saute until tender and transluscent, but not brown. Add the coriander powder and cook for 1 minute. Add the potatoes along with salt, butter and enough water to cover them about halfway. Cover the pan, and let the water come to a boil. Reduce the heat, and let the mixture simmer until most of the water has evaporated and you are left with a very thick gravy. About midway, add the red chilli powder as per your preference.


9 comments:

Rachana said...

I loveeee jeera aloo....simply mouthwatering :-)

Roshan said...

lovely recipe!!

Swathi said...

Jeera aloo looks delicious Ameya. simple some time taste more than complex dishes.

Priya said...

Simply wonderful looking droolworthy jeera aloo..

aipi said...

I love jeera aloo with hot rice, daal and ghee..looks great Ameya!

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♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Oh i am alreay loving this~

Pushpa said...

Delicious aloo jeera....

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Treat and Trick said...

Simple but yummy aloo...

Shanthi said...

Tempting and has come out perfect. Keep rocking
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