Kashmiri Aloo Dum | How to make Kashmiri Aloo Dum

By Shaheen Ali  |  16th Jun 2016  |  
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About Kashmiri Aloo Dum Recipe

Dul Alu specifically belongs to Kashmiri Cuisine ... The potatoes, usually smaller ones, are first deep fried, then cooked slowly at low flame in a gravy with spices. It is a popular recipe cooked in all parts of India but the most popular recipes that made a place in every house were Kashmiri Dum Alu, Punjabi Dum Alu and Bengali Dum Alu also known as "Aloor Dom" made in mustard oil. The Kashmiri Dum Alu has a specific taste and aroma of fennel and is made in a spicy gravy, whereas the Punjabi Dun Aloo has subtle taste with mild use of spices.

Kashmiri Aloo Dum is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Shaheen Ali teaches how to make Kashmiri Aloo Dum step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Kashmiri Aloo Dum in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Kashmiri Aloo Dum at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Kashmiri Aloo Dum takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Kashmiri Aloo Dum is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Kashmiri Aloo Dum is a good option for you. The flavour of Kashmiri Aloo Dum is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Kashmiri Aloo Dum and impress your family and friends.

Kashmiri Aloo Dum

Ingredients to make Kashmiri Aloo Dum

  • Baby potatoes - (peeled and washed) 250 gms
  • onion medium 3 (roughly chopped)
  • ginger - (minced) 3/4 inch
  • garlic - buds (minced) 4
  • tomato medium 3
  • Fresh cream - (i used Amul) 1/2 cup
  • Shah zeera 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf / tej patta - 1
  • cinnamon - stick 1 inch
  • cashew Nuts 1/2 cup
  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted fennel powder 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • clarified butter / Ghee 2 tbsp
  • salt as needed
  • oil 2 tbsp
  • For garnishing :
  • Fresh coriander - finely chopped 1-2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream 2 tbsp

How to make Kashmiri Aloo Dum

  1. Peel the baby tomatoes, wash and fry them till golden in color and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and fry the roughly chopped onions till brown and strain the oil and keep the fried onions aside to cool. Grind it in a mixer grinder to make a smooth paste.
  3. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes. Now in a non stick pan add the strained oil and heat. Now add the chopped tomatoes , pieces of cashew nuts and cinnamon.
  4. Cook them all in medium flame till the tomato leaves water and turn mushy. Switch off the flame and leave it to cool.
  5. Similarly grind the cool tomato mix to make a puree.
  6. In a large wok heat clarified butter/ghee and add bay leaf, shah jeera, minced ginger and garlic and fry.
  7. Now add the onion paste and the tomato paste and fry them all together for few minutes.
  8. Now add the spices like turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, kashmiri red chilli powder (to add color) and fry the masala nicely till the oil starts leaving the sides.
  9. Take half cup of fresh cream and add in the masala and stir well.
  10. Once the masala is done add the fried potatoes and water as per your choice for gravy.
  11. Now add the roasted fennel powder ad adjust the salt as per your taste.
  12. Close the lid, simmer the flames of the gas and allow the potatoes to cook slowly till they are properly cooked.
  13. Once the potatoes are cooked nicely, turn off the gas and garnish the Dun Alu with chopped coriander. Just before serving add some fresh cream on the top.
  14. Serve hot with Naan or Pulao.

Reviews for Kashmiri Aloo Dum (1)

Shaira Kumar3 years ago

Such a lovely picture! M sure it would be tasting as tasty as it looks

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