Tamatar waale Jeera Aloo (Tomato glazed Cumin Potatoes)

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of potato…


If there is one recipe that is a family favourite it is this one! Every time we have a get together my mother makes sure this recipe is there to grace the occasion and every time I see my mother in law this is her top request among things to eat. My husband loves jeera aloo so much that he could simply devour a bowl on its own and can eat them for days on end without any complaints.

As it is a dry dish it goes really well with Arhar ki Dal (the recipe for it can be found here) or other lentils and gravies too. When you serve it with a gravy item this dish makes a complete meal, after all the staples of any Indian meal are a curry, a dry side dish, roti breads, rice and other accompaniments such as raitas, pickles, papadums.

I can’t stress enough on how quick this dish is to make and it is so comforting, its like a warm hug on a rough day! So the next time you are wondering what to do with those potatoes in your pantry, try jeera aloo and I can most certainly guarantee it won’t disappoint.


Ingredients:  6  Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

  • Five to six potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • Two tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Two teaspoons cumin seeds
  • One teaspoon coriander powder
  • Three tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and keep aside.

In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds, let them sizzle for about two minutes or until you smell their aroma.

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Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook them for about five to seven minutes. Once the oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture, add chopped coriander and give it all a good stir.


Add the potatoes to the tomato mix and stir them to coat the potatoes evenly with the tangy tomato goodness. Season with salt as required and let the potatoes cook for about 10 minutes until slightly crispy.


If your mouth is already watering just by reading the recipe and seeing the photos, I suggest you get moving and make this simple, no fuss dish for dinner tonight. Take my word it will become your family favourite too.


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