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Bengali alu dum

Sukanya Basu
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Bengali alu dum RECIPE

A household favourite of the bengalis, generally served along with some fluffy pooris for a sunday breakfast.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Pan fry
  • Pressure Cook
  • Microwaving
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Baby Potatoes​-500 gm
  2. Whole garam masala- [bay leaves (2), cinnamon sticks-1, cardamom-3, cloves-3]
  3. Sugar and salt as per taste
  4. Turmeric-2 tsp
  5. Tomato-1 large
  6. Green chillies-5-6
  7. Corriander leaves [handful]
  8. Ginger-2 inches
  9. Jeera powder-2 tbsp
  10. Whole jeera-1 tsp
  11. Mustard oil-4 tbsp
  12. Asofeteda-a pinch


  1. Boil the potatoes in the microwave oven for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan,add the whole garam masala,jeera and fry till fragrant.
  3. Add the potatoes,salt and turmeric powder and fry till golden brown.
  4. Keep aside.
  5. In the same oil add the ginger,jeera and chili paste.Fry for about 2 min.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  7. Add sugar and salt as per taste.
  8. Sprinkle asafoetida and chopped corriander leaves.
  9. Serve hot.

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Diksha Wahi
Diksha Wahi   May-24-2017

So good!

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