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      Aloo Jeera

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      Time36 Min
      DifficultyEasy
      Serves1

      A simple yet flavorful side dish in Indian cuisine - jeera aloo is considered to be comfort food. Best paired with piping hot puris, fluffy tawa phulkas or wheat flour parathas, it can be enjoyed with rice and dal fry for a complete and a well-balanced meal. The dry sabzi is primarily considered to have its origin in the north Indian state of Punjab. However, it is relished everywhere across the c ... ountry. Each home has its own twist and variation to make the recipe unique. Potatoes are enjoyed in every form by elders and children alike. The generous tempering of jeera or cumin seeds and curry leaves adds a unique flavour and a host of health benefits to this dish. Mildly spiced with chilli powder, turmeric, salt and a dash of lemon, this curry is light on the stomach. The jeera aloo recipe without boiling potatoes is easy to cook and quick to make. It can be cooked in an open pan over the flame or in the microwave in a few simple steps. If you prefer slurpy curry as an accompaniment with your roti or rice, add water or buttermilk as a variation for jeera aloo gravy recipe. The cumin seeds promote digestion and are a rich source of iron. Its antioxidant properties reduce the free radicals from your body. The clinical study indicates cumin to be beneficial for weight loss, control blood sugar, improve blood cholesterol, fight inflammation and prevent foodborne illness. Potatoes are loaded with fibre, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. It helps reduce the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart ailments. High on protein, fibre and carbs, the dish will satiate you and keep you energised all day. Kitchen hacks to how to make jeera aloo awesome

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre157 Cal157 Cal157 Cal157 Cal
      • 3gProtein
      • 5gFat
      • 24gCarbs
      • 5gFibre

      Ingredients

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Potato

      Potato

      0.5 unit

      Ginger

      Ginger

      1 small piece

      Onion

      Onion

      0.25 cups

      Dry Grocery

      Salt

      Salt

      0.5 teaspoons

      Turmeric Powder

      Turmeric Powder

      0.5 teaspoons

      Refined Oil

      Refined Oil

      1 teaspoon

      Asafoetida/hing

      Asafoetida/hing

      1 pinch

      Cumin

      Cumin

      1 pinch

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      1 pinch

      Other

      Green Chillies

      Green Chillies

      1 unit

      Garlic

      Garlic

      1 piece

      Jeera Powder

      Jeera Powder

      1 pinch

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      4 leafs

      Directions
      1
      Boil Potatoes with Turmeric Powder and Salt.
      2
      On a baking tray, sprinkle little Oil on boiled Potatoes and roast it at 200 degrees for 5 minutes.
      3
      Heat Oil in a pan, add Cumin Seeds and Hing and let it crackle.
      4
      Add chopped Ginger, Garlic and Green Chilli. Sauté till golden brown.
      5
      Add chopped Onion and sauté till translucent.
      6
      Add Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder and cook for sometime.
      7
      Add roasted Potato and sauté till all the masala coats.
      8
      Adjust seasoning and garnish with chopped Coriander.
      Here are some tips on how to cook jeera aloo perfectly.
      ● Chop your potatoes in small cubes to cook them evenly till the core. ● If you prefer bigger chunks, poke the potatoes with toothpick or fork to allow the flavour to seep in. ● Use baby potatoes with skin intact for added nutrition. ● Soaking the potatoes for a while will reduce the starch content for the diet conscious. ● Parboil the potatoes to reduce the oil requirement and make it healthier. ● Allow the potatoes to cook till the skin is coated with masalas for added flavours. ● Replace refined oil with a healthier option like mustard oil to make it nutritious. ● Cook with less oil to reduce the jeera aloo calories count. Follow this simple recipe and fall in love with this humble dish.

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