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 http://www.sirisfood.com/2012/01/dum-aloo-restuarant-style.html. 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.
- Baby potatoes - 1/2 kg
- Big Onions sliced -2
- Shajeera(Black Cumin seeds)-1tbsp
- Garam Masal Whole spices -1 1/2 tbsp - i used cloves,black pepper, green cardamom,cinnamon and little mace.
- Tomatoes chopped -1
- Coriander powder - 2tbsp
- Red Chilli powder-2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil - 4 tbsp
- Thick curd - 1tbp
- Thick cream - 50ml or a little less as you need.
- honey - 1 tsp
- kasoori methi - 1 tsp
- fresh coriander - for garnishing
- 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!!