Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo | How to make Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo

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By Sanjeeta KK
Created on 13th Aug 2015
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  • By Sanjeeta KK
    Created on 13th Aug 2015

About Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo

This is my take on dum aloo which is quite easy to prepare, provided you have stocked all the dry spice-mix used in this recipe.

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  • Cook Time50mins
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Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo


  • 12-15 baby potatoes
  • 1 and ½ cup Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • 1/2 inch dry ginger
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 4 kashmiri red chillies


  1. Wash the baby potatoes well and parboil or partially cook them in a large pan of water.
  2. Transfer the parboiled potatoes to other vessel filled with cold water and let it cool.
  3. Peel all the potatoes and prick each potato lightly with a fork.
  4. Heat a pan and dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black cardamom, peppercorn, fennel seeds and dry red chillies on a high heat for about a minute.
  5. Grind all the roasted ingredients with cloves, cardamom and dry ginger.
  6. Pour about 2 tbsp of oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the potatoes till they turn golden brown in colour or you can deep fry them for a better crust.
  7. Take out the potatoes and drain on a tissue paper.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and add asafoetida powder to it.
  9. Pour a tablespoon of water in ground spices, pour this into the pan and cook it for 2 minutes.
  10. Whisk the yogurt well and add it in the pan.
  11. Add sugar (optionall) and shallow fried baby potatoes in the pan, cover with a lid and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Add salt.
  12. Cook till the gravy thicken and oil starts floating over the pan. At this stage you can give ‘Dum‘ to the curry by placing it over a hot griddle.
  13. Cover the pan with a lid and place it on a hot griddle and let it cook on slow heat for 15 minutes.
  14. Turn off the heat and serve the Dum Aloo curry with plain rice or India flat breads.
My Tip: Mustard oil or groundnut oil gives the best result.

Reviews for Baby Potatoes in Spices & Yogurt aka Dum Aloo (24)

Shini Prakash3 days ago
Looks lovely :D so theres no need to put garlic or onions for this tasty dish?

Mahesh Kumar3 days ago
how salt quantity is decided for 1 kg potato dam aaloo as taste like haldiram recipes salt stande

Rathy V3 days ago
yogurt is mentioned two times.. which is the correct measurement? kindly update

Roli Singh3 days ago
aloo to dale nahi namak bhi nahi dala

Alpa Rajput3 days ago
I think thrs sme typng mistake all d ingredients r cme 2 times.Everthng has 2 b followed 1ce.Recepie looks yummy will surely try.

Vimala Sethuraman3 days ago
But dalt to tasye is mentioned in the list

Tiku Tiikuli3 days ago
Great recipe. I make a little differently. Will give this a try.

Parul Jain3 days ago

radha satheesh3 days ago
awesome curry very intresting indeed thanks for sharing

Bitty Achla3 days ago
Does the curd not curdle ?

Seema Nayak3 days ago
yummy recipe...thanks for sharing

Nandhu Krishnan3 days ago
Mmmmmmm......... yummmmmyyyy...

Raji Sujith3 days ago
Hai, am an aloo lover thax 4 giving such a yummy recipie.. :grin::grin:

shirin Qadir3 days ago

Suchitaa Arora Sarawgi3 days ago
hi..made this recipe today but there's something missing in the recipe..the taste is not that the picture I can see tumeric powder and tomatoes but it's not in the recipe.. please guide..thank you.

Shahmadar Rahilsha3 days ago
I can't be able to make it perfectly miss some ingredients please please tell me if any other spice also used in receipes

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