Monday, November 8, 2010

Dum Aloo

This is the recipe I wanted to try from many days and yesterday I made it. Baby potatoes  are boiled and cooked in spicy gravy to make the dish delicious and flavorsome. I have made many changes to the original recipe to suit our taste buds.

Baby potatoes-6
Onion-1small sliced
Salt to taste

For masala paste:
Ginger grated-1tsp
Coriander seeds-2tsp
Poppy seeds-2tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Red chilli powder-2-3tsp(Adjust to your taste)
Turmeric powder-1tsp

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds-1/4tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4tsp
Bay leaves-3-4
Kalonji seeds-1/4tsp


  1. Boil the potatoes and peel them.
  2. Heat 4tbsp of oil in a wide bottomed pan and shallow fry the potatoes till they become crisp on outer side.Reserve the remaining oil for seasoning
  3. Now dry roast poppy seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds
  4. Make a smooth paste with all the ingredients listed in masala paste along with roasted poppy seeds,cumin seeds and coriander seeds.
  5. In a  separate pan heat the reserved oil  and all the seasoning ingredients and fry well
  6. Now add sliced onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
  7. Now add the masala paste and fry well till it looses raw smell.
  8. Now add  1 cup of water and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes with covered lid.
  9. Now add yogurt and stir well.
  10. Now prick boiled potatoes with fork on all sides and add them to gravy and cook on slow flame for another 5-10 minutes.
  11. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. 


Sarah Naveen said...

Simply yummy recipe..nice click and i wanna grab some curry now :)..Delicious

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Sanju,

The aloo preparation is it...:)Do stop by my blog when time permits...:)