Aloo Dum Recipe

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Aloo Dum
How to make Aloo Dum
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Aloo Dum Recipe: Fried potatoes cooked in spice rich yogurt gravy.

Ingredients of Aloo Dum

  • 500 gm even-sized potatoes
  • Oil for deep frying the potatoes
  • For the Gravy:
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 green cardamoms-roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 3-4 cloves-roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes-skinned, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2-3 green chillies-slit
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 Tbsp cream

How to Make Aloo Dum

  • 1.Peel, wash and pat the potatoes dry. Prick with a fork, in 2-3 places.
  • 2.Deep-fry over high heat till light brown. Set aside on an absorbent paper.
  • 3.Heat the ghee in a heavy-based saucepan and add the bay leaves.
  • 4.When they darken a bit, add the roasted and pounded spices.
  • 5.Stir a little, and then add the ginger. Stir-fry till colour changes slightly.
  • 6.Add tomatoes and continue stir-frying till the fat separates.
  • 7.Add the yoghurt and continue to stir till the fat separates again.
  • 8.Now add the salt, turmeric, coriander powder and chilli powder.
  • 9.Mix well and add the fried potatoes and green chillies.
  • 10.Stir till the vegetables are coated with the masala, and begin to stick slightly to the pan.
  • 11.Add enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • 12.Simmer at a low heat till the potatoes are cooked through and the gravy is well blended. Serve hot, garnished with cream and chopped coriander leaves.