Dum Aloo – Shallow Fried Baby Potatoes in Creamy Yogurt Gravy | Indian Recipe

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 Today I am sharing dum aloo recipe, that is a classic Kashmiri recipe accepted and loved by all Indians everywhere, giving this one a regional change with every region. The main reason why this dish is loved so much is it's handy ingredient list, quick turnaround time and the punch of flavours! Let's have a look at the ingredients:
  1. Baby potatoes, boiled—about 15–17
  2. Onion, chopped—1 large
  3. Green chilli, finely chopped—1
  4. Ginger garlic paste—1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable oil—~4 tbsp
  6. Cinnamon powder—1/4 tsp (1" stick if not using powder)
  7. Asafoetida—a pinch
  8. Coriander seeds—1 tbsp
  9. Cumin seeds—1/2 tsp
  10. Green cardamom—~2
  11. Cashew nuts—10–12
  12. Well-beaten fresh yogurt—~1 cup (use less if curd is not fresh)
  13. Red chill powder—1/2 tsp or as per taste (my family prefers mild)
  14. Turmeric powder—1/4 tsp
  15. Garam masala—1/4 tsp
  16. Salt—as per taste
  17. Water—1/2 cup
  18. Dry fenugreek leaves—1/2 tbsp
  19. Coriander, finely chopped or whole—for garnish
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  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the boiled potatoes by turning them frequently so they are cooked evenly. Meanwhile, grind the ingredients #8–11 mentioned in the list above and keep aside.
  2. Once the potatoes are done take them off heat on absorbent paper and keep aside. In the same pan, add the remaining 2 tbsp of oil followed by asafoetida, sauté for a few seconds. Add ginger-garlic paste, onion and green chillies. Sprinkle the cinnamon powder now. (If you are using whole cinnamon add it first in the oil.) Sauté everything till the onions are golden brown.
  3. Add the spice mixture we prepared in step 1 followed by red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix everything and let it cook for a minute.
  4. Add the well-beaten yogurt in the pan slowly while stirring everything constantly for about 4-5 minutes or until oil separates. Add 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil.
  5. Once it starts to boil, add the potatoes followed by kasuri methi and let it cook covered for about 8-10 minutes or until you get the desired consistency.
  6. Turn off the what, serve and enjoy with rice or parathas!
Super easy recipe, isn't it? Give this dum aloo recipe a try and let me know how it worked out for you. Share your views in the comment section!

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  • Preeti

    Added on my list 😀

    • Such a pack full of flavours, isn’t it? xx

  • Aditi Goyal

    Always wanted to make Dum aloo but never got around trying it because they felt too complicated..You make them look so easy and delicious..definitely gonna try this recipe out!

    • Thanks Aditi, do try it out I am sure you won’t find it difficult at all! 🙂 xx

  • this looks so amazing. I love checking out recipes 🙂

    • Aditi

      Thanks for stopping by coralcrue! 🙂 xx