Zeera Aloo ki Sabzi
Zeera Aloo ki sabzi is a Pakistani vegetarian dish comprising of sliced potatoes seasoned with cumin seeds and chili in a simple but delicious gravy. Serve with raita and chutney for a comforting dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 667 kcal
2 - 3
2 - 3
whole red chili
1 - 1 1/2
red chili powder
1 - 2
cups of water
Add cumin seeds and whole red chili. Saute for about 30 seconds – 1 minute till cumin seeds start spluttering.
Add sliced potatoes, and toss with the spices. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly to ensure that the potatoes don’t burn.
Add water, along with red chili powder and salt.
Cook for about 25 – 30 minutes till potatoes are tender. If less or no gravy is preferred, reduce the quantity of water.
This recipe lends itself to many variations based on mood and ingredients available.
- Instead of whole red chilies, fresh green chilies (sliced) can be used. Add them at the same time that cumin seeds were added.
- Tomatoes can be used to add a tart flavor to this easy potato sabzi. Add one chopped tomato, and then add the potatoes, following the rest of the recipe as it is.