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Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Aameena Ahmed
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Kashmiri Dum Aloo RECIPE

An authentic recipe, which pairs up beautifully with roti/naan.....

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Sauteeing

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. potatoes - boiled and peeled 250gms
  2. onions - 3 medium sized finely chopped
  3. turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  4. Kashmiri dry red chillies - 3
  5. (soaked in hot water for 10min and grind it into a paste along with one garlic pod)
  6. Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  7. salt to taste
  8. cashew nuts handful
  9. (soaked in hot water for 10min and grinded into a paste)
  10. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  11. ginger powder - 1 tsp
  12. curd - one cup ( or 180gms) beaten
  13. Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
  14. Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp
  15. coriander seeds - 1tsp
  16. cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  17. green cardamom - 5 small
  18. Green coriander - one small bunch finely chopped
  19. ginger juliens - 1/2tsp
  20. mustard Oil - 1/2 cup (slightly less)
  21. water -1 Cup


  1. Boil baby potatoes in some water with salt or else cut regular potatoes into half and boil them. Cool them. Cut into cubes if using regular potatoes.
  2. Deep fry the potatoes in oil till golden brown and take them on to a kitchen towel and keep aside.
  3. Take a pan add oil, after oil is hot add one tsp. of fennel seeds and then add onions, fry them till golden brown in color.
  4. Now add cashew nut paste along with turmeric, red chilli paste, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, ginger powder and then saute well.
  5. Add cup water and then cover it with lid and cook on low for 5 to 7 minutes or till oil separates.
  6. Now add beaten curd, saute well and then add 1tbsp. of fennel, coriander, cumin and green cardamom mix powder, green coriander and ginger and again close the lid and put on dum for 5 to 7 minutes and its done!

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Vaishali Sankhayan
Vaishali Sankhayan   Oct-26-2018

Hi my gravy turned out white thanks to the cashew nuts and curd . The taste was good though . Liked it . Would appreciate it if you could tell how to keep the gravy red without adding much of chilli powder ..

Noorin kalis
Noorin kalis   Oct-09-2016

loved it.... yummm:yum::yum::yum::yum::yum::yum:

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