Dum Aloo

I'm sure the name of Dum aloo itself makes you to smack your lips ummmmmm yummy.However, the word dum is an important term in cooking. While dum means steam, dum literally means to choke off the steam.

Nutritional values:

Natural potatoes are known for the large amounts of Vitamin C present in them. Typically, 100 gm of potato will contain about 17 mg of Vitamin C. In addition to this, natural potato also contains Vitamin A, B and P.This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6.
Small Potatoes 7-8
Curd - 1/2 cup                                                                   
Shahi jeera/jeera-1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp(according to taste)
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch

1.Boil/Pressure cook the potatoes on medium heat for 2 whistles and peel them .I prefer to use small potatoes but you can always use what ever is available and if the potatoes are big , slice them.
2.Cut onion,tomato and grind them to make puree if you have ready made store tomato puree you can use it.
3.Take a fork or tooth pick and prick the potato so that it absorbs the masala .
4.Heat a kadai/pan and add oil to it shallow fry the potato,keep them aside and in the same pan if required add some oil after the oil is hot add shahijeera/jeera,clove(optional add only if want to be spicy) and after a min add the ground mixture and cook it by adding chili powder,turmeric,salt,garam masala,ginger garlic paste for 2 min until the raw smell of ginger goes away and cover the lid .
5.Adding salt helps the tomato to cook fast . Once the oil starts separating from the mixture add curd ,coriander powder cook it for 5-8 min , add fried aloo to it.
6.Check for the seasoning and add if anything is required and cover the lid and cook it on low flame if its very thick add little water and in 5 min your Dum aloo should be ready to serve.Switch of the heat and enjoy the dish.

Can be served with roti,rice.                                                                        


Never added shahi jeera but instead we add raisins, keep it in mind!

October 26, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

@ Ananda Sure I will .As I personally don't like the sweet taste ,never used raisins . But will try next time .Thanks a lot for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts.

October 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

wow aki awesome... keep it going

October 26, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Can i have some share of this dish... it looks so yum... :D

October 27, 2010 at 4:38 AM  

hi smitha,
first time to ur blog ...u got a lovely space here ...this dum aloo looks so delicious ...its my favorite too ..i normally grind fresh masala powder to make dum aloo ...but ur version is too good ...yummy...glad to find u
if u get time do visit my blog


October 27, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

I want some NOW, its so so good !!
Aloo in any form is my favorite and this one definitely tops the list..nice recipe!
First time here..one wonderful collection you have..I like your blog's name too..will be here often:)
Following you!

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October 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

@ Deepak & Tahemeem thanQ ...Tahemeem u are welcome dear . :)

October 27, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

@ satya thanks a lot for visiting my blog and appreciating it , just started it 4 days ago a need to work a lot on it . I'm sure your version of dum aloo would taste gr8 as it has fresh masala.

October 27, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

@ satya your blogs looks awesome very well done and organised .Will try some recipes and let you know .

October 27, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

@ aipi thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts and for following me :).

October 27, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

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