Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jeera Aloo Sabji

In a way Jeera or Cumin is very dear to me. Not sure why, but I like it. There are certain things in life you just like them for no reason. When I first started cooking, I was so confused with all the different names and different usage. Cumin was always one that I was so clear about and I wanted to add to all dishes. Infact I have a favorite Jeera Rice that I always wanted to try but have never come around preparing that. I add lot of Cumins to my Ven pongal, Ghee Rice, Tomato Rice and just about anything of Rice variety.

When Sunita announced an Event on Spice, I thought about a Jeera Aloo by Sanjeev Kapoor. But looks like that has been tried by many and is successful. Hence wanted to change and prepare something for this Event.

Here goes my version of Jeera Aloo Sabji

Potatoes - 250 gms
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric pw a pinch
Jeera powder (Roasted & coarse) - 1/2 tps
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Peel & Chop potatoes into 1" cubes. Chop Onions and tomatoes to fine pieces

Heat a pan with Oil. Saute in Onions, fry till they are nice brown in colour.

Next add tomatoes. add all the powders. Fry on high flame for 2 mins.

Then simmer and add water. Then add the potatoes, bring it boil, then simmer so that the potatoes get cooked. Once they are done, add Cumin and simmer for 5 mins more.

The sabji is ready. It has the nice aroma of cumin and when you chew you can feel it.

This is my entry for Think Spice...Think Cumin, hosted by Sunita.

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Meeta said...

Oh yes! A simple yet lovely dish. I often make this too and add a few peas for a bit of color!

Vcuisine said...

Nice entree Valli. Viji

Richa said...

true, simple but full of jeera flavor! looks good

sunita said...

Hi Srivalli! Thanks for the lovely entry...the dish looks great!

Asha said...

Simple dishes are the most tasty if you ask me. Love the color!:)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely colour! Aloo with onion and tomatoes , a sure hit. Must be tasting good with chapathis and pooris!

Tee said...

Simple and delicious! Jeera Aloo is a good recipe when the refrigerator is empty ;) said...

Hi Sunita, Nice recipe. I first saw this on Anita's a mad tea party, where she pressure cooks the potatoes and tomatoes together, and then adds the tadka with some dhania jeera powder and garam masala powder.

I love this, its one of my favorites to prepare. Especially with roti, and raita.


Sig said...

Nice variation of the recipe Sri... looks good.

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Roopa said...

yum another aloo subji:) nice entry i am sure it tastes yum...

Cynthia said...

I do find that jeera is one of those spices that go well with potatoes and rice. Your aloo sabji makes me hungry.

Srivalli said...

Thanks ..Meeta thats a nice idea...will try next time

Thanks Viji

yes Richa thanks

thanks sunita

agree with you Asha...thanks

yes Latha with chappaties it was very good..

hha..good idea..Tee mistook me for sunita...but thats nice suggestion

thanks Sig

Thanks Michalis..thanks for dropping by...will check your site

Yes Roopa...thanks

glad it did Cynthia

Sharmi said...

that subzi color looks lovely. good way of using jeera.

Bharathy said...

Love that lovely red curry!I can smell that wonderful aroma of jeera from here..

BTW,valli,y dont you just edit the blogger profile and give link to ur mainpage(MY WEB PAGE)as "cooking 4 all seasons", so that you need not give the link every time you drop comment in the boxes of your friends??:)

Srivalli said...

Thanks Sharmi

Thanks Bharathy..thats a great suggestion. Infact was wondering about it but never got around doing it for want of time. Will check it and get it done

Raaga said...

was expecting a dry dish... nice surprise :-)

Srivalli said...

Thanks Raaga.

Padma said...

That was a nice variation Sri!

Anonymous said...

Nice dish! But at what point are the potatoes added? After the tomatoes are done? With the water?

Kindly edit the recipe to indicate this. Thanks!


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