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Vrat Jeera Aloo

5 from 2 votes
Total: 18 minutes
Serves 2 PEOPLE

Vrat Jeera AlooThere is just one week left for Navratri and today I am sharing a super easy and flavorful recipe- Vrat Jeera Aloo. This recipe needs no introduction. Boiled and cubed potatoes are sauteed with cumin seeds and flavored with other spices. Jeera aloo or vrat ke aloo are usually paired with pooris to form a complete meal. These potatoes are cooked without onion and garlic and enjoyed during fasting times like Navratri , Mahashivratri and other Indian festivals.


Jeera aloo are seasoned with Sendha namak also referred to as Vrat salt (picture shown below). Regular salt is avoided during fasting period. Along with Sabudana tikki and Sabudana Khichdi this too is a the most relished fasting dish. Improvise this recipe by adding green chilies and fennel seeds (saunf). If you eat amchur masala (mango powder) during vrat then sprinkle these potatoes for a tangy and chatpata flavor.This Navratri try out this simple yet delicious recipe with Rajgiri poori/Amaranth ki poori and if you are fasting for one day or for days it will surely keep you full for the rest of your day.

This fasting season try other vrat recipes – Sabudana Ladoo, Vrat Rajgiria PuriSabudana UttapamKuttu and Singhare ke atte ki RotiSabudana KhichdiSabudana Vrat DosaSama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada and more….

DISCLAIMER – If you do not consume a particular veggie or spice during Navratri , feel free to leave that out and follow your family vrat guidelines.


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Vrat Jeera Aloo

5 from 2 votes
Simple and easy Vrat wale potato recipe flavored with cumin and other spices.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 PEOPLE



  • Boil, peel and cube potatoes. Meanwhile assemble all the ingredients.
  • In a pan heat oil. Add cubed potatoes and all the spices one by one.
  • Mix in salt and chopped cilantro eaves.
  • Give it a good mix.
  • Enjoy it with vrat ki puri and vrat ki chutney.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided above is approximate. Variations may exist due to the ingredients/brands used. These numbers should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician.
Author: Ruchi

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  1. Vaishali says:

    Made these for my fast yesterday. Super yummy and tasty! Thanks Ruchi. Please post some more no onion no garlic recipes.