Each time my go to India,I make a huge list.Not shopping list but foodie list!The dishes I want mom to prepare and some dishes that I must have in my favorite restaurants.

Its not just the dishes but also some vegetables that I don’t get here too.Like the small variety of brinjal,drumstick,pearl onion,ladies finger and of course my favorite baby potato.

As soon as I tell mom when I would be reaching there,she is all set to dish out my favorites.This time she had got loads of baby potatoes and I prepared Jeera aloo.Jeera aloo is a typical North Indian dish that is equally popular elsewhere too.

I somehow like jeera aloo when prepared with baby potatoes though it can also be prepared with the regular potatoes.Here is what I did.

I used:

Baby potatoes-1/4 kilo
Jeera/cumin-2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon[adjust to taste]
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Oil-1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

  1. Pressure cook potatoes till cooked but not mushy and remove the peel.
  2. In a pan heat oil and add the cumin seeds and saute till it crackles.
  3. Add curry leaves,turmeric powder,chilli powder,salt and boiled potatoes.
  4. Mix well and let the flavors blend for a few minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice/Chapathi/or just enjoy it as a snack!!!


  • If baby potatoes are not available,cube large boiled potatoes and follow the recipes.Bulleted List
  • Sometimes I add a teaspoon of dry mango powder[amchur] / garam masala / chat masala for a different flavor.

An easy side dish ready in minutes!!

Happy cooking…

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