Monday, March 8, 2010

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is a very famous north Indian recipe where small/baby potatoes are cooked under dum(pressure).This recipe belongs to Awadhi cusine.So enjoy this creamy potato gravy with naan,roti,chapati or even with parathas.

Aloo/Potato(small size) 5-6
Onion 1 Small
Tomato Puree 2 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste 2 tsp
Yogurt 2 tbsp
Cream 2-3 tbsp
Turmeric pw 1/2 tsp
Corriander pw 1 tbsp
Red chili pw 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Chasewnut pw 1 tbsp
Kasoori Methi/Dry Fenugreek Leaves 1 tsp
Oil for deep frying + 2 tbsp

1. Take the potatoes and peel them.Cut into halves if they are not very small otherwise leave them whole.Wash and dry them completely.Prick the potatoes with a fork.
2. Heat oil in a kadhayi/pan and deep fry these potatoes till they are golden in colour.Take out of oil and place them on kitchen paper towel to absorb the extra oil.
3. Now heat 2 tablespoon oil in a kadhayi/pan and add finely chopped onions in it till golden in colour.Add ginger-garlic paste and again fry for 1-2 minutes.
4. At this point add tomato puree and all the spices(turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander powder) except garam masala and fry it for a minute(if required add little water).
5. Now add yogurt and keep stirring.Add deep fried potatoes,salt,cashewnut powder and water to make gravy.Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes.Add garam masala and mix it.
6. Finally add kasoori methi and cream and serve hot with naan/roti/parathas.
Sending this to the event EFM Theme- Parathas and Curries/Gravies.


  1. Hey Dipti
    dum aloo looks delicious and love this dish...

  2. wow!!! looks so creamy and yummy..

  3. Dum aloo looks very creamy and tempting too!!!

  4. Dum aloo looks yummy!Do drop by when u find time

  5. Lovely, rich n creamy...I learned this dish from one of my North Indian friends :-)

  6. Hi Deepti, you have a nice blog coming up here. My first time here..Your Dum Aloo looks delicious.

  7. Hi Deepti loved ur Dum aloo looks gr8

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