Jeera Aloo Tamatar is very simple, yet irresistible, yummy and filing recipe of potatoes which are spiced with cumin seeds and prepared in tomato puree.
Whenever I make this recipe, it always reminds me, my visit to Tirumala (Tirupati) and our stay in Gujarati Hermitage where pure Satvik Food was served. Simple Veg Food with minimum ingredients, no onion, no garlic but tasted awesome.
This recipe of jeera aloo tamatar works best, when you have nothing in fridge to prepare and not able to figure out as what to cook, or on those days when you avoid eating onion and garlic, or any unexpected guests visit in your house, who don't eat onion garlic. Try this with puri and dahi raita..
What is required:
✔3-4 medium Potatoes - Peel and diced
✔2 Tomatoes ( Purée)
✔2tsp Cumin seeds
✔5-6 curry leaves
✔2 Green chillies
✔small ginger piece
✔few coriander leaves for garnishing
✔2tsp red chilly powder
✔1tsp coriander powder
✔Salt to taste
Step 1: Chop Potatoes
Step 2: Make Tomato Puree
◾Take tomatoes in blender add ½ cup water and puree it. (Another way of making puree is blanching and then pureeing.)
Cooking will be done in the pressure cooker
Step 3: Cooking Time
◾Heat oil in pressure cooker over medium heat, add cumin seeds, when it start popping add curry leaves, green chilies and saute for 30 seconds.
◾Now Add Chopped potatoes and ginger and saute for 4-5 minutes on slow to medium flame.
◾Add dry ingredients that is turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and salt to taste,
◾Add tomato puree. Mix it all well and saute again for about 3-5 minutes, and then add 2 cups of water, cover it and pressure cook up to 3-4 whistles, then slow the flame and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
◾Garnish it with coriander leaves, serve hot with Puri or chappati.