Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Dum Aloo


Dum Aloo is one of the exotic dish I relish.... I feel that it sometimes gets lost in the menu of a restaurant among all other fancy names of the dishes..
Potoates are such simple and can I say down to earth , that many take them lightly, one of my friend used to say, why does any one want to eat potatoes in a restaurant :-)
And talking of Dum Aloo, there are many ways to prepare it, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Banarasi Dum Aloo, Punjabi Dum Aloo.... Some use Yougurt, some use coconut milk and some use cream.

Today it is about Kashmiri Dum Aloo...Rich Creamy Baby Potatoes in Yougurt Based Sauce....
I am not sure if it is authentic Kashmiri dish, because I changed it according to our taste buds...


What You Need :
Baby Potatoes : 15, approx
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Salt : to taste
Oil : For frying (See Notes)
Wash Baby Potatoes and pat dry. Peel them, and mix them with salt, chilli powder and 1 Tbsp of oil.
Heat oil in a Kadai, and fry the Potatoes till golden brown

Grind to Paste:
Onion : 1 Large, chopped
Tomato : 1, chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 Tbsp
Green Chillies : 3,chopped, increase or decrease according to your taste.
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a pan, and add all the ingredients listed above and fry till it gives nice smell and onions turn translucent and tomatoes are mushy.
Cool and blend to paste.

Grind to Powder:
Coriander Seeds : 2 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds: 2 Tbsp
Cardamom seeds : 1 tsp
Dry roast the above ingredients.
Cool and grind to fine powder.

Grind to Paste:
Almonds : 6-7, soaked in warm milk
Remove the skin of the almonds.
Grind to fine paste along with the milk.

Whole Garam Masala :
Shah Jeera : 1 tsp
Star Anise : 1
Cloves : 5
Cinnamon : 2 inch stick
Bay leaves : 3

Kitchen King or Garam Masala : 1 Tbsp
Curd : 250 gms, beat lightly with fork till smooth
Salt : to taste
Turmeric : 1 tsp
Butter : 2 Tbsp
Water : 1 cup
  1. Heat 2 Tbsps of Butter in a wide pan.
  2. Add all the ingredients listed under whole garam masala.
  3. Once they start crackling, add the onion and tomato paste.
  4. Add Turmeric.
  5. Fry for a min or two.
  6. Now add the prepared masala powder. Fry till the oil separates.
  7. Now add curd and mix well.
  8. Add the potatoes, kitchen king/garam masala powder, along with 1 cup of water.
  9. Close the lid and let it simmer on low heat for about 15 to 20 mins.
  10. Add in the almond paste and mix well. adjust salt.
  11. Simmer for 5 more mins.
  12. Turn off heat , and finally add coriander leaves.
  13. Serve hot with Roti's, Naan's or Pulao

DumAloo w- PeasPulao

Mom's Tips :
You do not have baby potatoes, you can even use normal potatoes with are quartered.
Instead of deep frying, you can just heat one Tbsp of oil and shallow fry. OR you can even used boiled potatoes OR you can roast potatoes in oven till golden brown.
If the gravy gets thick, you can add half cup more water, but remember to adjust salt.


Sayantani said...

awesome recipe...looks perfect.

kitchen queen said...

yummy finger licking dum aloo.

Priti said...

I want that platter ...looks so yum n nice recipe

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks yummy....

Spandana said...

Thank You all !! Glad you all loved it :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious looking dum aloo.

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Aarthi said...

yummy yummy..Delicious..

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Alpana said...

Mouth watering Dum aloo........looks so delicious.

Priya said...

Omg, wat a stunning dish, truly inviting and mouthwatering.

Anu said...

awesome!!! looks great

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks perfect...yummy looking

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

first time here,don't know how i miss this place...my fav recipe luks delicious...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

first time here,don't know how i miss this place...my fav recipe luks delicious...

Priya's Feast said...

Wonderful Dum aloo...Yummmy...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Absolutely loved the color and texture of Dum Aloo. Also, enjoyed ur other recipes as well. Glad to follow u :):)


Cham said...

This potato is definetly creamy and rich, delicious with rice I guess!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Rich and creamy curry!

Kirby @ Maids said...

such a lovely photos, good recipe it makes me feel hungry hiih. thumbs up for ya. :)

May said...

nice recipe :) i still love this even its only an old post :D
thumbs up:)

Miky said...

love this post, its perfect for our dinner for tonight :) thanks for sharing.

Popo said...

Good grief , and great job for the work it really looks god :)

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