Sunday, February 21, 2016

Dum Aloo (Potato Curry)

Aloo Dum  Recipe - common vegetable curry in India

Dum Aloo is the most common vegetable curry in India. This is an exotic and delicious dish. Just the smell of dum aloo can make you hungry. To make this recipe potatoes are fried and then soaked in the spicy gravy. Dum Aloo goes well with Naan, Phulkas, Poori, Chapatti and also with rice and pulao. This is very quick and easy recipe.

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into cubes) - 1/2 kg or 6 medium
  • Onion (finely chopped) - 2 medium
  • Tomatoes (chopped) - 2 medium
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic green chillies Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf- 1
  • Green Cardamom - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped) - 1 tbsp

1. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. Add boiled potatoes and shallow fry them over medium heat until they turn light brown. Drain and transfer to plate.

2. In the same pan add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and sauté for 30 seconds.

3. Add onion and sauté till onion turns light brown.

4. Add tomatoes and cook for about 5-7 minutes.

5. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.

6. Add potatoes and mix properly until all the potatoes are coated in the masala.

7. Add 1 cup of water, cover the pan and bring it to boil.

8. Add garam masala powder and cook on low heat till gravy thickens or as desired consistency.

9. Turn off the heat. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with any bread or rice.

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