Dum aloo | How to make Dum aloo

By Dr.Kamal Thakkar  |  3rd Apr 2017  |  
4 from 1 review Rate It!
  • Photo of Dum aloo by Dr.Kamal Thakkar at BetterButter
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Dum aloo Recipe

Baby potatoes in a north Indian gravy

Dum aloo, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Dum aloo by Dr.Kamal Thakkar will definitely help you in its preparation. The Dum aloo can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Dum aloo is 15 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Dum aloo step by step. The detailed explanation makes Dum aloo so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Dum aloo can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Dum aloo from BetterButter.

Dum aloo

Ingredients to make Dum aloo

  • Baby potatoes-250 gms
  • tomatoes-4 medium size
  • onion-2 medium size
  • Garlic-6 cloves
  • ginger-1 inch pc
  • Green chilli-1
  • curd-1 tbsp
  • Bayleaf-1
  • Dried Red chilli-2
  • cloves-5
  • cinnamon-1 inch piece
  • cardamom-3
  • cumin Seeds-1 tsp
  • asafoetida-1/4tsp
  • turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • chilli powdee-1 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • Cumin and coriander powder-1 tsp each
  • Kasuri methi-1/2 tsp
  • sugar-1/2 tsp
  • oil-1 tbsp
  • coriander for garnishing

How to make Dum aloo

  1. First boil potatoes, cool and peel them.
  2. Grind garlic, ginger, green chilli, onions and tomatoes together.
  3. Now take oil in a pan and first fry potatoes in this oil.They should be golden after frying.
  4. Now pierce these potatoes with fork.
  5. In the same oil, add cumin seeds, dry spices like cinnamon, cloves, elaichi, red chilli, bay leaf and then asafoetida.
  6. Saute for a minute and add the tomato onion mixture.
  7. Saute till raw smell goes and it starts leaving oil. Add turmeric, cumin powder, chilli powder, salt, sugar, garam masala, kasuri methi and saute for a minute.
  8. Add curd stirring continuously and at low flame.
  9. Now add the potatoes and a cup of water and cover. Let it simmer for 2 minutes so that gravy mixes with potatoes.
  10. Garnish with coriander and serve with hot fulkas, parathas or naan.

My Tip:

You can add cream for a rich gravy while garnishing.

Reviews for Dum aloo (1)

Maanika Hoon3 years ago

classic recipe!

Cooked it ? Share your Photo