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Punjabi Dum Aloo

Pavithira Vijay
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Punjabi Dum Aloo RECIPE

Cute Baby Potatoes simmered in onion & tomato gravy perfect with both rice and rotis.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 30 Baby potatoes
  2. 2 onions (ground to paste)
  3. 2 tomatoes (Pureed)
  4. 10 cashewnuts (soaked and ground to paste)
  5. 2 - 3 tbs oil
  6. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 1 tbsp ginger Garlic Paste
  8. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tsp chilli Powder
  10. 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  11. 1 tsp cumin powder
  12. salt as needed
  13. 1 tsp Garam masala
  14. 1 tsp Kasuri methi


  1. Pressure cook the baby potatoes with a little salt for 1 whistle. Peel them and keep ready.
  2. Soak cashew nuts in warm water fro 15 - 20 minutes and then make a smooth paste.
  3. Heat some oil in a fry pan, and roast the potatoes till they are golden brown all around.
  4. Now again heat the remaining oil in a pan, and add cumin seeds and hing. Add the onion paste and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the ginger garlic paste and continue sauteing on medium flame.
  5. Once the onion paste becomes nice and brown, add the tomato puree and cook for 5 - 6 minutes, Then add the spice powders (except garam masala) and give a mix.
  6. Allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes, and then add the cashew paste. Let it cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add water and once the gravy comes to a boil, throw in the fried baby potatoes. Keep the flame in low-med and let the potatoes simmer in the gravy for 7 to 8 minutes.
  8. Then add the garam masala and the crushed Kasuri methi, and turn off stove after 2 - 3 minutes.

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Dola Sudeshna Banerjee
Dola Sudeshna Banerjee   Jul-24-2019

Nice preparation

Parul Mishra
Parul Mishra   Feb-26-2019

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