Citizens, the majority of the recipes that I like to post here on TFD for you – my most beloved Citizens – are rather complex, because I prefer layered flavors and nuances of technique. Punjabi chefs are renowned for creating dishes of this type – but not all of them fall into this category!
That said, I figured it’s time to throw you all a metaphoric bone and give you a simple recipe to enjoy that has no compromise on flavor or technique!
Jeera Aloo is a typical vegetarian Indian dish of Punjabi origin, which is often served as a side dish and normally goes well with hot puris, chapatti, roti or dal.
Its main ingredients are potatoes (aloo), cumin seeds (jeera) and Indian spices. Other possible ingredients are red chili powder, ginger, coriander powder, curry leaves, vegetable oil and salt.
In its traditional form the dish is not hot, but it could be spiced up by adding powdered cayenne pepper. Other variations of the dish make use of sweet potatoes instead of regular ones.
Jeera aloo is popular as a bachelors’ dish because it is one of the easiest and fastest Indian recipes and it takes less than 20 minutes to be prepared. It is also broadly consumed during fasting days as it is a strict vegetarian dish.
Citizens, I have every confidence this will become a new favorite dish for you and those closest to you! 🙂
Battle on – The Generalissimo