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What is Dum Aloo?

Baby potatoes cooked in a scrumptious gravy is dum aloo. The gravy is smooth and flavoursome. Dum aloo is a classy potato preparation. Dum aloo can be prepared for special dinners or for weekend meals. Dum aloo can be served with simple chapati, paratha, naan or jeera rice. This deserves a try becasue it is a

  • party main course recipe
  • rich potato preparation

 Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Dum Aloo

Dum aloo recipe calls for

  • baby potatoes: you may use regular potatoes. just cut them in desired size.
  • other ingredients: dum aloo calls for plenty of ingredients which includes spices, whole and powdered. apart from that onion, tomatoes and yogurt are used for the gravy.dum aloo

Ingredients for Dum Aloo:

To cook potatoes

  • 8-10 baby potatoes
  • water as required
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) powder

To make gravy

  •  2 tbsp oil
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 6 cloves (laung)
  • 4 cardamom (elachi)
  • 1  onion, thinly sliced
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1-inch chopped ginger
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 10-15  broken cashews (kaju tudka)

To make dum aloo 

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (curd)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

How to make Dum Aloo


To fry potatoes

  1. Pressure cook 8-10 baby potatoes with 1/2 tsp saltDum Aloo
  2. Cook potatoes till they are just done. Peel and poke with fork Dum Aloo
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oilDum Aloo
  4. Add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds and once they crackle add powdered spices 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 fenugreek leaves powderDum Aloo
  5. Cook for 30 seconds Dum Aloo
  6. Add boiled and poked potatoesDum Aloo
  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Potatoes are ready. Keep aside
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To prepare gravy

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil Dum Aloo
  2. Add whole spices 1-inch cinnamon stick, 6 cloves and 4 cardamoms. Cook for 30 secondsDum Aloo
  3. Add 1 sliced onionDum Aloo
  4. Cook till translucentDum Aloo
  5. Add 6-8 chopped garlic cloves. Cook for 1 minuteDum Aloo
  6. Add 1 chopped tomatoDum Aloo
  7. Cook till tomatoes turn mushyDum Aloo
  8. Add 1 inch chopped ginger and 1 green chilli and cook for 1 minuteDum Aloo
  9. Add 12-15 cashews Dum Aloo
  10. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutesDum Aloo
  11. Take out mixture in a plate and let it coolDum Aloo
  12. Add mixture in grinder jarDum Aloo
  13.  Make a smooth pasteDum Aloo

To make Dum Aloo Recipe

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oilDum Aloo
  2.  Add 1 bay leafDum Aloo
  3. Add prepared pasteDum Aloo
  4. Cook till oil oozesDum Aloo
  5. Add 1/2 cup yogurtDum Aloo
  6. Stir/whisk continuouslyDum Aloo
  7. Cook till it oil oozes
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  8. Add 2 cups water or as required Dum Aloo
  9. Add salt to tasteDum Aloo
  10. Add prepared potatoes and simmer for 5-7 minutesDum Aloo
  11. Bon Appetitdum aloo


  • you can deep fry potatoes
  • spice can be added according to your taste
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