Dum Aloo

I haven’t been active on the blog circuit recently. Been un-well a bit and traveling around out of Pune. Even heat has started taking a bit of toll on me. It really upsets me so much that I loose interest entering the kitchen and preparing something. It’s a little irritating getting up and facing a question “aaj jhevayala kay banavaycha ahe” (what is to be prepared for lunch or dinner today). A little hectic and running around took me down with cold as well. Even could not keep up replying to various blogs (sorry guys).

Finally, I came out of blues, gave my self a kick ;) and started cooking. Eventually I was back to shape. I had some nice small potatoes in my kitchen and what better dish to prepare than Dum Aloo. This is my take on this wonderful recipe.

Hope you all like it a lot.

Ingredients –

Baby Potatoes – 7 – 8
Plain Curd (whisked) – ½ cup
Garam masala – 1 ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder – ½ teaspoon
Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon
Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Onion (minced) – ½ cup
Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts (grounded) – ¼ cup
Tomato (minced)– ½ cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – to deep fry the potatoes

Procedure –

  • Boil the baby potatoes for 3 whistles. Once cooled peel and prick the potatoes with a fork or a pin.
  • Deep fry the potatoes until golden brown in color. Drain out the excess oil with the help of a tissue paper.
  • In a pan heat 2 teaspoons oil and add minced onion and ginger garlic paste. Sauté until the onion becomes pink in color.
  • Add the minced tomatoes, garam masala, red chili powder, grounded cashew nuts and turmeric powder and sauté until oil separates.
  • Now add the whisked curds, salt and along with it add the fried baby potatoes. Add the cumin powder and coriander powder too.
  • Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

Tips -

You may add 1 teaspoon crushed kasuri methi for extra taste.
When you fry the baby potatoes they should become very light in weight. If not then it means the potatoes aren’t pricked enough.


43 thoughts on “Dum Aloo

  1. Aloo Dum…looks so luscious and creamy! nice click Deepa. I don’t have a heart to (deep)fry my cute potatoes ;), instead i prefer shallow-fry with little oil. Your 2nd pic is so nice.
    Have a good one! :)

  2. Wow! Deepa, aloo dum looks too tempting and delicious..My favourite curry..I love your recipe Dear..will soon try this..I love the organized way you are doing guest post series in your blog Dear..

  3. Wow! that looks tasty Deepa. We love this and make it often. Your tip was a great help. I too add kasuri methi for garnishing. The second click is so alive…

  4. mala hi ha prashna padto.. aaj kay vegla banvu?… I always order dum aloo in restaurants.. never tried.. looks like foodies can never lose interest entering kitchen.. Wish you a speedy recovery!

  5. I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better! I missed your delicious food. Way to come back with a bang though…this looks like it’s really delicious and chock full of flavor.

  6. oh wow, Dum Aalo looks so delicious and rich, Deepa! This yummy dish is sure to put anyone out of a nasty cold. Hope you feel better soon :)

  7. Dear Deepa
    Very nice recipe…I love the fried boiled potato dum , but havent made for long. This recipe is bit different and will make it for sure.
    No I will not add Kasauri methi, it is 1st rated flavour spoiler for this kind of dish…
    have a nice weekend

  8. Hey,

    Nivedita, Sonia, Aruna, Cool Lassie, Shama, Neethu, Swathi, Rachana, Deepa, Uma, Preeti, Joanne, Pj, Jagruti, Ushnish – Thanks everyone for your comments. So happy that you like the pics. Trying something for better photographs.

    Am so happy you that the guest blogging is liked by all. You can keep sending me your entries. No time limits.

    deepa[dot]godbole[at]gmail[dot]com

    Yep am all well, healthy and back, people !! Thanks for your wishes

  9. Oh..thats delicious..i make it similar way..haven tried adding cashews.. will try next time…

    tk cr..heat is terrible in india..:(

  10. It is certainly a tough task cooking in summer, but looking on your dish, I guess its worth all the trouble Deepa…awesome!

  11. dum au is my fav dish with potatoes and you have created such a creamy yummy dum alu that I crave some right now. awesome click as always.

  12. Hope you are fine now ! And don’t mention this Scorching heat.. its killing me too !

    :O I never tried Dum Aloo with Deep frying it !
    your version does look creamy and lovely !

  13. Hey Deepa,
    Lovely recipe, looks very friendly and easy to make. I also don;t like being the kitchen on a hot summer day – but for summer is too far away – we still have some snow on the ground.
    I had a question – when do you add the grounded Cashew nuts?? I missed that part in your detail.
    Glad you are feeling better.
    BTW, love your site and layout and guest bloggers.

    -Mkp

  14. Hey Deepa,
    Lovely recipe, looks very friendly and easy to make. I also don’t like being the kitchen on a hot summer day – but for us, summer is too far away – we still have some snow on the ground.
    I had a question – when do you add the grounded Cashew nuts?? I missed that part in your detail.
    Glad you are feeling better.
    BTW, love your site and layout and guest bloggers.

    -Mkp

  15. Lovely clicks Deepa! And Dum Aloo is one of my favourites! Im drooling all over, even though Im still in food coma from the Ugadi lunch today :P

  16. Lovely recipe Deepa…yummy…have never used a deep fried potato..should give a try..
    Btw, Pune heat does take its toll..! Take care

  17. J, Gita, Rupali, Suma, Sayantani, Lopa, Simply, Pavithra, Sushma, Padhu, Kanchan, Sarah, Patel_Mom, Siddhi, Namitha, Madhuri, Parita, Usha, 5 Star Foodie, Radhika, Bergamot, Jyoti and SE – Thanks everyone again and again for your lovely comments. It means a lot and keeps me going on and on.

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