Dum Aloo

Baby Potatoes - 500 gms
Bay Leaf - 1
Cloves/Lavang/Long - 4
Cinnamon/Dalchini - small piece
Green Cardamom - 2 pods
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Yogurt/Curd - 1 cup
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/8 tsp

Onion - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi variety) - 6
Fennel Seeds/Saunf - 1 1/2 tbsp
Coriander/Dhania Seeds - 1 tbsp
Poppy Seeds/Khuskhus - 1/2 tbsp

1. Boil and peel the baby potatoes.  Potatoes must not be too soft.  Prick the peeled potatoes with a fork.
2. Grind roughly diced onions, tomatoes, ginger, red chillies (or chilli powder), fennel seeds, coriander seeds and poppy seeds to a fine paste, using little water.
3. Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan/skillet.  Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds. When cumin seeds darken, add ground paste and turmeric.  Cook till oil separates, for about 8 - 10 minutes.
4. Add yogurt and stir well.  Add the pricked potatoes, 1/2 cup water and cook it covered for about 10 minutes.  You can use cream/malai or whole milk instead of yogurt as well.
5. Now add salt.  Cover and cook at low flame for 15 - 20 minutes.  Turn off the heat when the gravy thickens.  Garnish with cilantro.
6. Serve hot Dum Alu with roti or paratha.


  1. Delicious aloo dum..gravy looks nice n spicy!!

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  2. Taty and yummy dum aloo..love the pics!

  3. dum aloo looks very very tempting ...my favorite too ...will must try ur version ...


  4. this baby potato curry looks so good. ya best with chapathi

  5. This dish is very famous in our home....though I rarely use yogurt....looks too tempting...

  6. this is my favorite curry. Looks so yummy

  7. Looks delicious and mouthwatering dear.

  8. thats a perfect bowl of aloo dum I must say. love this with puris.

  9. one of my fav, love to have this with naan...

  10. Delicious curry..was looking for this recipe..bookmarking, thanks dear.

  11. My favourite dum aloo. Its perfect dear.


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