Day 1 : Jeera Aloo (Potato with cumin)

Jeera Aloo (potatoes with cumin) for two people

Ingredients : 

Half kilo potatoes

One tablespoon of oil

Half teaspoon jeera

Half teaspoon salt 

Pinch of turmeric/haldi 

Method : 

  • Wash the potatoes 
  • Put in a pressure cooker and fill it with water till the potatoes are immersed completely.
  • Boil for 10-12 minutes till one whistle. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can boil it in a large pot in the same way, but be careful as it would need more cooking time
  • Switch off gas. 
  • Wait for 10 minutes before you open the pressure cooker (15 minutes if you’re using a pot) Before doing so, lift the whistle on the lid just to be sure it doesn’t burst open
  • To check it the potatoes are done, pierce it with a fork. If it goes in smoothly, it’s done.
  • Take out the potatoes and place it on a plate for it to cool down slightly.
  • Peel the potatoes.
  • Cut it into small pieces (around 1 inch) 
  • Put a frying pan/wok/indian kadai on medium heat on the stove and add oil. 
  • Add jeera (cumin) till it splutters. 
  • Add the potatoes to the cumin and cook on low heat 
  • Add salt and turmeric (if you have coriander power and cumin powder, you can add half teaspoons of those as well for extra flavour) 
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes til it’s crispy and brown. Some parts will stick to the bottom, just scrape it off with your spatula. These are the crispy bits!
  • Switch off gas

i struggled with simple things like switching on the gas and even shutting the pressure cooker lid, but after a while it didn’t seem that bad. That’s all for today!

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