Dum Aloo Recipe - How to make aloo dum

Dum Aloo Recipe

I wanted to try Dum Aloo Recipe since long.... Baby potatoes cooked in a rich simmered tomato curd based gravy...I just loved the aroma of curd and tangy flavour of it in the gravy. I had tasted dum aloo in a north indian thali served at an restaurant, I totally loved the deep orange gravy...such nice flavours with a tangy taste that comes from curd so wanted to recreate the same and here is my try....:)

Dum Aloo Recipe

Dum Aloo Recipe

Preparation Time:5 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Baby potatoes - 15 to 20
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curd - 1 cup
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Tomato puree - from 3 tomatoes
Fresh Cream - 3 tbsp
Cashew paste - from 5 cashews
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - as required

To Temper :

Jeera - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - a small piece
Cloves - 2
Cinnamom - 1/4 inch piece
Oil - 1 tsp


  1. Boil potatoes to 4 whistles, peel of the skin. Prick holes with a fork/toothpick, fry in a tsp of oil until golden brown, keep aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera, cinnomon, cloves, bayleaf allow it to crackle.
    How to make dum aloo - Step1
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till slightly browned.Now add onions and saute for 2 mins.Then add all the spice powders(coriander, red chilli and garam masala powder) give a quick stir then add tomato puree,Cook until raw smell of tomatoes leaves.
    How to make dum aloo - Step2
  3. Add required salt, then add cashew paste. Cook till it becomes thick. Then add curd,fresh cream little by little and keep stirring.Add 1/4 cup water,food color and allow it to boil.
    How to make dum aloo - Step3
  4. Close with a lid and simmer it till the gravy thickens.Add, potatoes and cook for 5 -7mins in sim keeping it covered with a lid tightly(dum cooking) till the gravy blends with the potatoes and the gravy is thick.Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make dum aloo - Step4
Garnish with coriander leaves, kasuri methi. Serve with chapathis or with rice.

My Notes:

Dum Aloo Recipe