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Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)


1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds

2 ¾ Cups Cubed Potatoes

3 Tbsp Oil

1 Tbsp Chili Powder (Recipe Follows)

¼ tsp Turmeric

1 ½ Tsp Lemon Juice

Salt to Taste

2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro (1 Tbsp Dried Cilantro)


Chili Powder

6 Whole Red Chilies (Alternatively 4 Tbsp Cayenne Powder can be used, spicer potatoes use a hotter chili or for less spicy use ancho or smoked paprika)

1 Tbsp Lemongrass 

1 Tbsp Ginger Powder

1 Tbsp Granulated Onion

1 Tsp Salt

Grind Chilies with dry spices till consistent and finely ground and seal in an air tight container. 



Heat Oil over medium in a nonstick pan

Add Cumin Seeds and cook until they crackle and are fragrant

Add Potatoes and Cook for 10-12 minutes, until cooked (able to easily slide a fork through)

Add in Chili Powder, Turmeric, lemon juice, and cilantro and cook another 1-2 Minutes, (Add a small bit of oil if too dry) Serve and enjoy


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Chili Pepper - Cayenne Ground
Chili Pepper - De Arbol Whole
Cumin - Seed
Ginger Powder
Onion - Granulated