Dum Aloo…

One saturday D decided to give me and M a surprise and cooked us a delicious lunch… yumm it was..and it was potato – lecious


Baby potatoes : 10 nos
Ginger-garlic paste: 1.5 tsp
Paste of two onions: med size
Tomatoes: 5- 6 nos
Cashewnuts: 1 handful soaked in water overnight
Khuskhus: 2-3 tsp: soaked along with cashewnuts
cream: 200 ml
jeera: 1.5 tsp
Whole spices: 2 elaichis, 3 cloves, 1/2 inch cinamon stick, 2 bayleaves: coarsely ground
Masala powders: 2 tsp (jeera and dhania)
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder: according to taste
salt: according to taste
Chopped corriander: 1 handful
oil for frying and sauteing


1. Par boil the potatoes , prick them a couple of time with fork anddeep fry them till they are golden brown in colour.
2. Once the potatoes are fried, take them out on a tissue paper and remove excess oil…
3. Heat oil in a pan and add jeera and the whole ground spices. Lightly saute them a min on low flame…
4. To this add the ginger-garlic and onion paste and saute it till the paste is light brown in colour.
5. Puree the tomatoes and add them with the onion paste.
6. Let the tomatoes fry nicely till it leaves oil in the corners of the pan.
7. Add the masala powders, salt and saute.
8. Grind the cashew and khus khus into a fine paste and add it to the tomato mixture.
9. Add a little water to maintain the consistency and cook till the raw smell of the cashewnut paste is lost.
10. Add the 1 cup water and get it to a gravy consistency.
11. Add the fried potatoes to this and cook it on ” DUM” for 1/2 hour…

” DUM Cooking” :
1. Make dough with wheat flour ( enough to make 2-3 balls)
2. Heat a dosa / chappati tava and place the pan with the sabzi on top of it.
3. Roll the dough into tubes and seal the space between lid and pan. Cook on low flame…
12. The Dum aloo is said to be ready when the dough gets cooked completely (this takes approx 30-45 min)
13. Open the lid and add the cream and mix well.
14. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with hot rotis / chappatis…

This is my entry to Sia’s “Ode to Potatoes” ode-to-potato.jpg

and DK’s ” Potatoes Feast” potato-feast.jpg

~ by priyaskitchen on February 25, 2008.

25 Responses to “Dum Aloo…”

  1. Some of you are very lucky!!! Nobody cooked anything for me ever in my house!:D
    Looks delcious, great entry. Enjoy!:)

  2. Hi priya

    First time iam here..nice blog.

    Dum aloooooo… looks hmmmm tasty 🙂

  3. That looks yummy. Nice entry.

  4. Can your husband talk to mine?? I’d looooove it if someone cooked for me once in a while! This looks yummmmmmmy! :))

  5. Lucky Gal ! I could not say anything more .All the credits to him 🙂

  6. This is plain torture. I luv this dish to death and I would abs luv it if someone could make it for me. From the looks of it, I think we should request a meeting between all our husband so that yours can be a v positive influence w r t this for others 🙂 what say 🙂

    Thanks for sending this my way Priya..They luk wonderful

  7. Excellent recipe ….Lucky you lady!!!

  8. hahah..yeah wish somebody cooks for me too…though I would prefer it to my mom as hubby can’t cook…:D..nice dish..my daughter likes this a lot!

  9. All the pics are sooo inviting! Eventhough I am not a foodie, I just loved your page, for the easy steps you’ve given about each inviting snap 🙂

    Keep them coming. Very helpful.

  10. hi everybody… D is my sis 🙂 and M is my husband… will definetely let her know about all the beautiful things that all of u have said about Dum Aloo…

  11. priya, dum aloo is my fav but i have never ventured into making it till date due to long procedure. what a visual trat it is for me:) thank you for this delicious entry 🙂

  12. and ur hubby cooked it for u? thumbs up 🙂

  13. Hi Sia…D is my sis and she cooked this for my family… 🙂

  14. Looks so yummy!

  15. oops… but still u r lucky to have a sis like D 🙂

  16. Wow…..looks great!!!The gracy looks delicious.

  17. Oops,I mean the gravy 🙂

  18. Sia..hi..noprobs..it is always a pleasure not to cook and eat some good food…
    Homecooked: thankyou…

  19. I luv Dum aloo. have never tried myself. with ur detailed steps, i should try it sometime. Urs looks delicious.

  20. Is n’t Dum aloo a gujarthi recipe as well??I bookmarked one of these for RCI, but missed to try out …Hope Sia wud motivate me! 🙂

  21. Jayasree: Thank you…
    Bharathy: as far as i know Dum Aloo is a punjabi recipe…hope u make it and njoy…

  22. Hi Sia,

    Hey Sia I want to prepare dum aloo for my boyfreind. But the probs is i can’t get khuskhas as it is baned in U.A.E. Can u suggest anyother laternative for Khaskhass.:(

  23. hei… u can omit and only use cashew while grinding… 🙂

  24. I’ve made this ages ago.. same recipe minus cashews!!!:D

  25. Its a wonderful recipe. You can check some more delicious Dum Aloo Recipes here.

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