Dum Aloo (दम आलू)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Number of Portions: 4

Ingredients

Baby Potatoes - 2 cups
Oil - for frying
    For Curry
  • Oil तेल - 3 tbsp
  • Bay leaf तेज़ पत्ता - 1no
  • Black cardamom बड़ी ईलाईची - 2 nos
  • Cardamom ईलाईची - 4 nos
  • Cinnamon दालचीनी - 1small stick
  • Cloves लौंग - 2 nos
  • Peppercorns काली मिर्च - 4 nos
  • Cumin जीरा - 2 tsp
  • Onion sliced प्याज़ - 1cup
  • Ginger paste अदरक - 1/2 tbsp
Garlic paste लहसुन - 1/2 tbsp
Dash of water पानी
Turmeric हल्दी - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder लाल मिर्च - 1 tsp
Cumin powder जीरा पाउडर - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder धनिया पाउडर - 2 tsp
Green chilly हरी मिर्च - 1 no
Curd - दही 1 1/2 cup
Salt - नामक to taste
Cashew nut paste - काजू पेस्ट 4 tbsp

Method

  • Peel, wash and pat dry the baby potatoes.
  • Heat oil and deep fry till the potatoes are brown on the outside and completely cooked.
  • In a deep vessel heat oil & add bayleaf, black cardamom, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorn and cumin.
  • Once they splutter add sliced onions.
  • Cook the onions till they turn brown.
  • Now add ginger and garlic paste and give a quick stir.
  • Add a dash of water followed by turmeric, chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder & chopped green chilly.
  • Give a quick stir. Now add whisked curd.
  • Turn the flame to high and keep stirring till the curd gets a boil.
  • Cook till the oil surfaces.
  • At this stage turn off the heat and let it cool a little.
  • Grind the entire curry into a fine paste.
  • Strain the curry into a pan.
  • Add 2 cups water to the curry and bring it to a boil.
  • Add salt and cashew nut paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the fried potatoes, kasoori methi powder and sugar.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add cream and immediately turn off the gas. Stir and serve hot.

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