May 7, 2012

Dum Aloo

My hubby is a fan of potatoes. He just loves them I guess most north indians are, he was delighted to know that I am making Dum Aloo. Luckily we got the baby potatoes from the grocery. This recipe was inspired by Siris food I have slightly changed the recipe according to the requirements of my family. The end results were too too good. Thanks a lot Siri for the wonderful recipe.

  1. Baby potatoes - 1/2 kg
  2. Big Onions sliced -2
  3. Shajeera(Black Cumin seeds)-1tbsp
  4. Garam Masal Whole spices -1 1/2 tbsp - i used cloves,black pepper, green cardamom,cinnamon and little mace.
  5.  Tomatoes chopped -1
  6.  Coriander powder - 2tbsp
  7. Red Chilli powder-2 tbsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Oil - 4 tbsp
  10. Thick curd - 1tbp 
  11. Thick cream - 50ml or a little less as you need.
  12. honey - 1 tsp
  13. kasoori methi - 1 tsp
  14. fresh coriander - for garnishing
  15. Ginger garlic - crushed 2 tsp
Boil the potatoes in a cooker till 1 or 2 whistles maximum. once the cooker cools remove the skin and shallow fry the potatoes. Once done remove them on a paper towel. Take a cooking vessel (kadhai) add oil (we can also use mustard oil for a nice flavour).  Add the whole spices, black cumin and fry for a minute. Now add the onion and fry till golden brown. Let the above mixture cool add in chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, ginger garlic and blend to a smooth paste.

heat some oil in the same kadhai add the above mixture and fry for sometime until the oil separates.Add chilli powder and curd and cook covered for 10 min (Add water if needed). Once you open the lid add the kasoori methi (crush the methi in between your palms). Stir it add the cream and honey. Cook for 2  to 3 min and garnish with chopped coriander.Serve hot with chapati,naan or just steamed rice.Enjoy!!


  1. OMG.......I amreally happy today..cant compare this joy wth anything else...I am really thrilled to see my name here in this post..Thanks a lot really made my day..Just returned from work after a tired day and nice to see this from you..Lovely lovely all i can say...

    Hope you and hubby had a wonderful time with this dum aloo :)

    Once again thank you very much!!!!


  2. looks very delicious. yum yum.

  3. i love baby potatoes and lovely recipe supriya :)

  4. That looks soo rich and creamy! Perfect combo with Rice!
    Thank you for visiting my space and leaving such lovely words! Glad to follow you too!

  5. wow Supriya, that looks delicious. Thanks for linking it to my event :)