Dum Aloo

The idea of good food is in the simplicity of the dish not the number of ingredients. Dum Aloo is one of the easiest dishes to cook and has many variations. But this one is simpler to cook, cheaper and very tasty to eat.  It can be eaten with all types of Indian breads and rice.

Preparation time: 15mins

Cooking time: 15mins


1) Potatoes – 10 medium size 2) Curd – one cup, fully battered
3) Coriander leaves 4) Oil – 5 tablespoons
5) Onions – 3 medium size 6) chilly powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala – 1 tablespoon
7) Green chillies – 2 nos 8) mustard – 1 teaspoon
9) tomato – 2 nos or half cup tomato puree 10) salt to taste



1)      Cut the potatoes into small cubes. Each potato should be made to 8 cubes. I prefer not to remove the skin, as it gives a good feel when fried.

2)      This step could be done in two ways. One way is to pour 2 tablespoons of oil in the fan and fry the potatoes till they are 90% cooked. Before frying, they can be pinched with a fork for the oil and in the later steps the masala to seep in. Second way is to, dry the potatoes in a cloth, add some oil and put it in the oven for 15minutes. I found the oven cooked potatoes to be crispy and better.

3)      Now pour two tablespoon oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Then fry the onions till golden brown and add the green chillies.

4)      Add the tomatoes or the puree and fry for 5 minutes till the raw smell leaves.

5)      Now add all the masalas and fry in a high flame.

6)      Add the battered curd and mix it well. Depending on the thickness you can add some water.

7)      Now add the potatoes, and also add the coriander leaves. Close the lid and leave for 10 mins in low flame.

Remove it and its all ready!!!



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