Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dum Aaloo

It would not be wrong to call this dish our family favourite. It finds a place in my menu whenever I am confused as to what to make:).
It goes well with simple phulkas to make a hearty meal, even better with Puris or Kashmiri Pulao.
I am sending this to the event Think Spice-Think Garam Masala this month being hosted by Sara. This event is the brain child of Sunita.

Here is what you will need:
Serves 2:

8-10 baby potatoes boiled, peeled and cut in 2/4 halves depending on the size of the potatoes.
2 large tomatoes, boiled and pureed.
1/2 small onion, boiled and churned.
1 tbsp canned tomato puree ( I use double concentrated)
1 tsp cumin seeds.
1 green chilli chopped.
Few strands of grated ginger.
1 Bay leaf.
1 tbsp oil.
1/2 tsp red chilli powder.
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
2 tsp coriander powder.
Salt to taste.
1/2 tsp garam masala.
Dried fenugreek leaves.
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish.


Heat a pan and add oil. When heated add the cumin seeds such that they splutter. Add the bay leaf, chopped green chilli and grated ginger and saute for a few seconds. Now add the onion puree and heat for 2 minutes till its cooked and gives a distinct aroma. Now add the canned tomato puree and mix well. Add the fresh tomato puree and stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Now add all the spices except garam masala. and cook for 2-3 minutes so that the spices gives a nice aroma. Add the potatoes and stir so that the gravy is well coated over the potaoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Then add the garam masala and dried fenugreek leaves and stir. Heat for 2-3 minutes and take it off gas. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve.



  1. J, this is our absolute favorite too. I mean we can make it any day and no one will complain. Love the click, spcially the redness in it, I guess that is because of tomato puree :)

  2. u r making me drool drool drool @ the pics...nt fair...pass me tht delcious bowl of dum aloo...yummmmmm

  3. This surely is a quick version of Dum aloo, perfect to go with rice or paratha.

  4. Jyoti,
    Dum aloo looks superb. Adding tomato puree gives a nice rich color and dimensions to garvies.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I love this dish ,it looks rich and creamy
    lovely colour too.Catching up with your blog,missed some posts.

  6. Wat a beautiful dish, truly tempting & mouthwatering..

  7. Aloo dum is just mouthwatering.... Have you tried, Lake ka aloodum in Calcutta? Its simply delicious :-)

  8. wow love the colour looks so rich and nice:)...nice click too!!

  9. Hi dear.. The aloo dum looks very yummy..WIll love to have with puri

  10. Looks absolutely delicious!!

  11. the potato is a very friendly veggie..always give idea to make one or the other when we get confuse..the dum aoo looks so delicious nice and with roti

  12. Looks so delicious..mothwatering..

  13. our family favourite dish..mouthwatering pics!!

  14. wow such a nice and simple recipe...will try at home.Dum aloo tastes nice with puris

  15. Aww.. Mouthwatering Dum Aloo.. This is one of my favorite side dish for rotis


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