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Friday, March 07, 2014

Jeera Aloo Tamatar (Cumin Potatoes in Tomatoes Curry)

Jeera Aloo Tamatar is very simple, yet irresistible, yummy and filing recipe of potatoes which are spiced with cumin seeds and prepared in tomato puree.

Whenever I make this recipe, it always reminds me,  my visit to Tirumala (Tirupati) and our stay in Gujarati Hermitage where pure Satvik Food was served. Simple Veg Food with minimum ingredients, no onion, no garlic but tasted awesome.

This recipe of jeera aloo tamatar works best, when you have nothing in fridge to prepare and not able to figure out as what to cook, or on those days when you avoid eating onion and garlic, or any unexpected guests visit in your house, who don't eat onion garlic. Try this with puri and dahi raita..

What is required:
✔3-4 medium Potatoes - Peel and diced

✔2 Tomatoes ( Purée)

✔2tsp Cumin seeds

✔5-6 curry leaves

✔2 Green chillies

✔small ginger piece

✔few coriander leaves for garnishing

➡Dry Ingredients

✔2tsp red chilly powder
✔1tsp coriander powder
✔Salt to taste


Step 1: Chop Potatoes

◾Wash, peel, and dice potatoes, keep in water to avoid discoloration.

Step 2: Make Tomato Puree

◾Take tomatoes in blender add ½ cup water and puree it. (Another way of making  puree is blanching and then pureeing.)

Cooking will be done in the pressure cooker

Step 3: Cooking Time

◾Heat oil in pressure cooker over medium heat, add cumin seeds, when it start popping add curry leaves, green chilies and saute for 30 seconds.

◾Now Add Chopped potatoes and ginger and saute for 4-5 minutes on slow to medium flame.

◾Add dry ingredients that is turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt to taste, 

◾Add tomato puree. Mix  it all well and saute again for about 3-5 minutes, and then add 2 cups of water, cover it and pressure cook up to 3-4 whistles, then slow the flame and cook for about 2-3 minutes.

◾Garnish it with coriander leaves, serve hot with Puri or chappati.

(Image added on june 10, 2014)
Recipe instruction images updated on april 7, 2016


  1. Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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  2. Fantastic....thank you so much for sharing the step by step process

  3. Yesterday night I tried this curry and had with parota..It's simply superb Deepa ji:)...Thanks for sharing !!! :)

    1. Wow! Superb, Very happy for you. Thank you so much Nagasriji for sharing valuable feedback.. Very much appreciated. This recipe is my comfort food and very much loved in my house..

  4. Simple and delicious curry...My favorite



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