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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

Preparation

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

Method

  • 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.

2 Comments

    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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