Apr 14, 2008

Dum Aloo

I was searching for some bengali dishes to post them for RCI-Bengal..Came across this easy yet delicious dish which is a tasty accompaniment to rotis,chapathis and rice..It turned out super delicious and took less time to prepare too.This tastes best when baby potatoes are used.
Since I didnt have them in hand I used the normal ones..



Potatoes - 3 medium sized ones
Onion - 1 small sized finely chopped
Tomato - 2 medium sized finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder -1/2 teaspoon
Chilli pwder- 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Yoghurt / curd - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds -1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil - 4 spoons


Dice the potatoes..
Heat 2 spoons of oil in a pan and add the potatoes..Fry them for about 5 to 6 minute until the oil coats them evenly and slightly roasts the potatoes..do this in medium heat so that the tomatoes do not get burnt..Keep the potatoes aside..
Now add the remaining oil in a vessel and splutter the cumin seeds..Add the onions and saute till they turn translucent..Add the ginger garlic paste followed by the tomatoes..Cook for a minute.
Add all the dry spice powders and salt and saute for a minute..
Noww add the potatoes and mix well..Add half a cup of water,cover and cook till the potatoes turn soft..Add the yoghurt/curd and simmer for about 5 minutes..Powdered cashews can be added to the gravy to give more richness and flavor to the dish..
Serve hot..

This goes off to RCI-Bengal hosted by Sandeepa..



  1. Nice entry for the event. thanks for sharing

  2. Aloo in any form is welcome. Nice entry.

  3. Your dum aloo looks marvelous and the blend of spices/seasonings sounds very intriguing.

  4. Looks yum : ) delicious entry Div.

  5. looks really yumm divya:)great entry

  6. looks yummy, what a coincidence my mom cooked this yesterday and sent me the picture to post it.. she cooked a different way will post it soon

  7. Love dum aloo, looks delicious!!nice recipe...

  8. Dum Aloo looks Yummy..Great entry

  9. nice recipe divya ,I love potato but never tried making dumaloo ,your recipe loos great

  10. Yummmm...the curry looks gr8...feel like having this with luchi:)

  11. This looks delicious.Great entry.

  12. Who does't love Potatoes? And due to my Gestational Diabetes, I have to avoid them completely and the love for it is increasing day by day. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try it this way soon after my baby is born..

  13. hey Divya, dul aloo looks delicious..nice entry & thanks for sharing this recipe

  14. Looks cool.. I make the Kashmiri version. Will post it sometime on my blog. Thanks for sharing this..

  15. DK - I love Dum Aloo but had no idea that it was a bengali dish! Well you always learn something new :o)

  16. Nice entry Divya !!
    I was just planning to make this dum aloo from last one month.. So now got it here.. Thank you :) !!

  17. Yummy spicy dum aloo. Sorry for the late comment Dhivya

    sandeepa (Bong Mom's Cookbook)


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