Dum Alu/Dum Aloo | How to make Dum Alu/Dum Aloo

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By Bhavna Kalra
Created on 31st Jul 2015
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  • By Bhavna Kalra
    Created on 31st Jul 2015

About Dum Alu/Dum Aloo

There are several ways of making this delight and I love cooking it in the Bengali style. Again because I love Bengali food and this dish evokes so many beautiful memories of childhood. My Bengali neighbour would make “Dom Alu” with deep fried Lucchis/Pooris (fried Indian bread) once a month on a Sunday and I the eternal greedy child would find some fake excuse to be in their house at that time.

Dum Alu/Dum Aloo is delicious and authentic dish. Dum Alu/Dum Aloo by Bhavna Kalra is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Dum Alu/Dum Aloo is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is few minutes and it takes 60 minutes to cook it properly. Dum Alu/Dum Aloo is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dum Alu/Dum Aloo. Dum Alu/Dum Aloo is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dum Alu/Dum Aloo is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Dum Alu/Dum Aloo at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves6People
Dum Alu/Dum Aloo

Ingredients to make Dum Alu/Dum Aloo

  • 14 – 16 small baby Potatoes
  • ½ cup Mustard or Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 medium sized Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 3 Cardamoms
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Star anise
  • 15 Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Mustard/Vegetable Oil
  • Fresh finely chopped Coriander to garnish
  • Salt to taste

How to make Dum Alu/Dum Aloo

  1. Boil the Ppotatoes till tender but not mushy.
  2. Once cooked remove the skin and poke several holes in each potato with a toothpick, this will ensure the gravy seeps in the potatoes.
  3. Heat the mustard oil in a deep bottomed pan and once it reaches smoking point add the turmeric and chilli powder before frying the potatoes in batches till golden on all sides.
  4. Shallow fry the Potatoes rather than deep frying them.
  5. Allow them to cool and drain the excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  6. Blanche the Tomatoes in hot water and then let them cool down in a bowl of cold water.
  7. Add the Tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and yogurt in a grinder and grind them to a puree.
  8. In the same pan that we fried the Potatoes add extra oil if needed or heat the left over oil adding the bay leaves, cardamoms, asafoetida, Fenugreek seeds and Star anise.
  9. After a few seconds gently pour the tomato & yogurt puree, lowering the flame and let the gravy come to a boil.
  10. Once the oil starts to separate add the red chilli, coriander, turmeric powder and cook for a few more minutes before adding 1 cup water and let the gravy come to a boil.
  11. Add the Salt & Sugar for seasoning and then the fried potatoes. Cover and cook for 10 more minutes on a low flame till the Potatoes have soaked in all the flavors.
  12. Sprinkle some freshly chopped Coriander before you serve with steaming hot lucchis (deep fried breads) made with plain Flour or Pooris (deep fried breads) made with wheat flour.

Reviews for Dum Alu/Dum Aloo (15)

Sayan Halder3 months ago
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Sudeshna Dutta3 months ago
I like this alu dum. Whenever i have puja in my house i do this alu dom and everyone in my house really love this alu dom.
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vamshi t7 months ago
Super
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CA Shruti Agrawala year ago
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Priyam Kanodia2 years ago
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Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago
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Shoba Harihar2 years ago
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Vibhavari Lad2 years ago
i have made this today... it's awesome
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Priti . R Prasad2 years ago
what the exception for yogurt?
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priyanka banerjee2 years ago
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