Jeera Aloo (Potatoes Fried in Cumin)

With a slight Indian twist, this dish is sure to please spud lovers.  Cumin is a delightful spice, slightly smokey with good rich flavor, it pairs wonderfully with potatoes.  This makes a great dish and adding a nice spiced touch to your usual side.

Jeera Aloo (Potatoes Fried in Cumin)

Serves 4-6

Adapted from The Novice Housewife

  • 5 (russet) potatoes, boiled for 20-25 minutes until fork tender, peeled and chopped in bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 green chilies, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add cumin seeds and when the start to crackle add the potatoes and chilies.  Fry for a minute, then add turmeric, chili powder and garam masala, mix well.  Add salt and fry until crispy brown, don’t stir too frequently so that the potatoes get a nice crust.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Remove from heat and toss with cilantro.

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