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How to Make Jeera Aloo / Spiced Potatoes

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This is one of the most simple Indian recipes. In this dish we flavor potatoes with cumin seeds and it can be enjoyed as a side dish with rice or with chapati, naan etc.
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili 1 Small
  Ginger 2 Inch, julienned
  Potatoes 2 Large, chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cilantro stalks 3 Medium, chopped finely (For garnishing)
  Dry mango powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Amchur Powder)

1. Take a wok, heat it with 2 tbsp oil. Once heated, add cumin seeds.
2. Once they splutter, add green chili and ginger. Stir lightly.
3. After 2 minutes, add the potatoes. Stir them thoroughly so that they are well coated with the added spices.
4. Add salt, turmeric and mix these spices well with the potatoes.
5. Add 1/2 cup water, cover the wok and let the potatoes cook. Stir occasionally.
6. Half way through the cooking (after about 5 - 6 minutes of cooking), add dry mango powder.
7. Potatoes will take 10-12 mins to cook.
8. Once potatoes are done, garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves.

9. Serve warm with rice, roti or naan.

Make sure to add the mango powder towards the end of the cooking process, as adding it early during the cooking would slow down the cooking process.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 195 Calories from Fat 71

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.4%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 110.4 mg4.6%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g9.9%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.1%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 3 g6.8%

Vitamin A 2.3% Vitamin C 56.9%

Calcium 3.4% Iron 14.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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