Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo – दम आलू; is a north India’s one of famous dish. This is made up by cooking a potato in curd spices masala mix. I just love its texture and creamy taste, which come due to curd.

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Dum Aloo

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Dinner, Lunch, MainCuisine: Indian


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This Dum Aloo is made up by cooking a potato in curd spices masala mix. Can have as main course meal with roti.



  • Make a paste of ginger (अदरक) and garlic (लहसुन). Chop onions (प्याज) and coriander (हरा धनिया) leaves. Keep aside.
  • Boil potatoes (आलू) in salted water. Drain water, peel and prick them with a fork.
  • In a pan heat 2 tbsp. oil, add potatoes (आलू) and shallow fry them over medium heat until they turn light brown. Drain excess oil and place in a plate.
  • In a pan roast coriander (धनिया) seeds, cumin (जीरा) seeds, green cardamom (हरी इलायची) pod, cinnamon (दालचीनी), cloves (लौंग) and cashew nuts (काजू) on a medium heat until aromatised. Now let them cool and grind all of them in a grinder to a semi fine powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat 3 tbsp. oil in a deep sauce pan; add a pinch of Asafoetida (हींग) and sauté for 8-10 seconds. Then add Bay leaf (तेज पत्ता) and chopped onions (प्याज), sauté till onion (प्याज) translucent. Add ginger-garlic (अदरक-लहसुन) paste and sauté till raw aroma goes away.
  • Add masala powder which we make above. Sauté for a minute.
  • Beat curd (दही) and slowly add it into the pan. Add turmeric (हल्दी) powder and red chili (लाल मिर्च) powder and mix well. Sauté till oil separates from sides.
  • Add shallow fried potatoes (आलू), dried fenugreek leaves (कसूरी मेथी), Sugar (चीनी) and salt as per taste, cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and bring it to boil.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander (हरा धनिया) leaves and serve hot with naan or chapattis.
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