Zeera Aaloo

by 12:54 PM 18 comments
Prep Time : 20 min
Cook Time : 10 min

This Zeera aaloo(dry potato) has so many memories,it just remind me those days when I was studying in Vizag(Andhra Pradesh).The train to Vizag minimum takes 28-32 hours to reach,so to avoid outside foods in train my mom prepare this Sukhe aaloo with pooris and pickle.

It tastes awesome,because leaving home every time makes me emotional,because I was just 16 that time and it was for the first time I was living away from my parents and that too very far.

So to accompany my loneliness ,my mom always make this zeera aaloo and I like them too.


•          5-6 medium size potatoes, boiled

•          1 tbsp cumin seeds/jeera

•          1 tsp asafoedita/hing

•          1 tsp sesame seeds

•          ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves

•          2 to 3 green chilies, chopped

•          ½ tsp turmeric powder

•          ½ tsp red chili powder

•          3 to 4 tsp lemon juice

•          3 tbsp oil

•          salt as per taste


•          Peel the boiled potatoes and cut into cubes.
•          In a pan, heat oil and add the cumin seeds to sizzle.
•          Now add the asafoedita & green chilies and fry for a minute.
•          When chillies get fried add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder.
•          Add the potato cubes and saute them for 2-3 minutes.
•          Finally add the lemon juice and sesame seeds,mix the whole mixture well for a minute.
•          Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve them with pooris,paratha.

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creativejewishmom/sara said...

Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
What is the spice hing in English? thanks so much!

Ritu Sharma said...

It is called asafoetida in English.It is one of the great flavours of India.
You can omit also if you don't find it,Bcoz its for nice aroma in the dish.

Eva at Kid Minds said...

What a great story! I love recipes that come with history. Thanks for sharing! I discovered your blog at #confessionslinkup

Emily Higgins said...

Looks great. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much for stopping by Emily Higgins, Eva at kid Minds :)

Nigel Higgins said...

Looks yummy thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

Maria Brittis said...

Very delicious,Thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire!

Lela said...

Yum! Sounds delicious! I love anything that has potatoes in it! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much Lela , Maria Brittis for stopping by and commenting :)

Amy Ngai said...

Yummy! I love anything potatoes! I'll have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing. #ConfessionsLinkUp

April J Harris said...

It is hard to be away from home! It's lovely when food brings back good memories though. What a delicious way to serve potatoes - I love all the warming flavours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Rocket Looks said...

Yes sure Amy, give it a try and don't forget to share your experience.
Yes it is always heart trenching when we go away from home, but these things bring back to us to our sweet memories.

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing this potatoe recipe on Dream Create and inspire! We are a new party and we would love a link back on your future posts! Hugs Maria

Debra Clark said...

This sounds so amazingly flavorful! So many interesting spices, can't wait to give this one a try!

Amy @ Feeding Finn said...

Sounds delicious :) Love these flavours :)

Rocket Looks said...

Ok Maria, I will add it in next post.
Thanku Debra and Amy for liking my recipe, but don't forget to share your experience.

Swathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious, simple yummy comfort meal, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, tweeting, pinning and featuring on this week's hop, looking forward to see you in next week's blog hop.

Rocket Looks said...

Thanku so much Swathi for featuring my post. I tried to search the badge code to get it posted on my blog. But couldn't find the code. Help me in this :-)