jeera aloo recipe

Vegan Spiced Potatoes Recipe | Jeera Aloo recipe

This jeera aloo or vegan potato recipe is an Indian-style recipe that is quickly made with some spices and boiled potatoes. It tastes great too.

Course Appetizer/Side Dish, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword aloo jeera, jeera aloo, vegan potato
recipe jeera aloo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 236 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 2 boiled potatoes diced
  • 1 tbsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch asafetida heeng
  • 1 tsp. dry mango powder amchur powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne red chilli powder optional
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. oil or clarified butter ghee


  • 1 tbsp. cilantro coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic


  1. Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker or pan. Cool, peel and dice.
  2. Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida and allow them to crackle.
  3. Add minced garlic and finely chopped green chillies and fry for 30 seconds. Add cumin powder, cayenne (if using), turmeric powder, dry mango powder and salt. Add 3 tbsp. water so that the masalas don’t burn. Cook for one minute. Add more water if needed.

  4. Now add the diced potatoes and mix well.
  5. If it looks too dry add a tbsp. of water. Cover and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rotis or parathas.
  7. Your delicious jeera aloo is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

• Keep some boiled potatoes in your fridge then you can make this jeera aloo in under 10 minutes.

• This is a tangy, spicy preparation. Do adjust spice as per your taste. You can cut down on the green chillies and cayenne as per taste.

• For a vegan recipe, use oil in place of ghee.

• This recipe is perfect for fasts like Navratri, Ramnavami etc. You can substitute garlic with ginger to eat in vrat.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Spiced Potatoes Recipe | Jeera Aloo recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Potassium 1263mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 34.2%
Vitamin C 42.1%
Calcium 20.1%
Iron 98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.