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Chatpata Jeera Aloo

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Chatpata jeera aloo is a very simple, easy and quick-to-make dish. It is delicious and perfect for lunch box for office-goers and school kids. Jeera aloo is the perfect accompaniment with puri, paratha, dal-chawal and dal baati. The recipe is very easy.

Ingredients for 3 to 4 servings –

  • Boiled potato (aloo)       – 5 to 6 medium size 
  • Mustard oil                    – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin (jeera)seeds      – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida (hing)            – 1 pinch
  • Turmeric(haldi)powder -1/4tsp
  • Red chilli (lal mirchi) powder-1/2 tsp
  • Coriander(dhania)powder – 1 tbsp
  • Amchoor(mango)powder  – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies                    – 1 or 2
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Salt according to taste.
Jeera Aloo Ingredients


  • Peel and crumble aloo into medium size pieces.
  • Slit green chillies.
  • Chop coriander leaves.


  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add jeera. When jeera sizzles, add green chillies and hing. Saute it.
  • Now add potatoes, haldi, lal mirch, dhania, amchoor and salt, mix well and cook for two minutes on a slow flame. Stir it occasionally, switch off the flame.
  • Transfer jeera aloo to the serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander.


    1. Hello Jyotirmoy Sarkar,
      In north India we use hing and amchoor in many dishes, hing helps in digestion and amchoor powder enhances the taste.

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