Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum | How to make Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum

By Moumita Malla  |  16th Jun 2016  |  
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  • Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum, How to make Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum
Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dumby Moumita Malla
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    10

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  • Serves

    4

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About Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum Recipe

Kolkata is a heaven for foodies and specially for people who love street food. Chatpata aloor dum is one of the popular street food of Kolkata.

Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum

Ingredients to make Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum

  • Small baby potatoes - 500 grams (boiled and peeled)
  • onion - 1 big (grated)
  • ginger paste - 1 tablespoon
  • garlic paste - 2 tablespoons
  • cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Solid tamarind paste with pulp extracted after soaking in hot water - 1 tablespoon
  • oil - 1/4 cup
  • salt to taste
  • sugar - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • For tempering:
  • cumin seed - 1/2 teaspoon
  • bay leaf - 2
  • For garnishing:
  • cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Dry red chilli - 2 (dry roast both and grind to make a fine powder)
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

How to make Kolkata Street Style Chatpata Aloor Dum

  1. Heat oil in a pan, temper the oil with cumin seeds and bay leaves. Let the cumin seeds splutter.
  2. Add grated onion and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for a few seconds.
  4. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, red chilli powder and dry mango powder. Mix properly and cook until oil gets separated.
  5. Add the baby potatoes and mix with masala.
  6. Add tamarind pulp, sugar and salt. Cook for 2 minutes on a low flame, continuous stirring is required.
  7. Add 1/4 cup water, bring it to a boil, when the water will start boiling, simmer the gas and cook until the water is absorbed by the potatoes. It should be a dry gravy, add garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Turn off the heat. Transfer into a serving bowl.
  9. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves, roasted cumin seeds and red chilli powder on top. Mix well.
  10. Serve hot with toothpick. It is easy to eat this dry aloor dum or potato curry with toothpick.

My Tip:

If you want you can use tomato sauce while sauteing the masala instead of tamarind.

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