Hot and Tasty Dum Aloo


As winter starts setting in, our senses crave for something hot and comforting, and that's exactly what we want our food to be too, right? So what could be better than hot and spicy curry served with parathas or rice?! That was precisely the thought in my mind when I decided to pick up these baby potatoes over at the vegetable market. They were so cute and so inviting I had to buy them and put them to good use. And there is no other way to enjoy these than to make Dum Aloo - a vegetable curry packed with spices and flavor. "Dum" means strength, and that is precisely what's packed in these tiny potatoes that are flavored with spices to the core and are simmered in a rich curry. Here goes my recipe!

Ingredients
1/2 kg baby potatoes - boiled and peeled
3 tbsp lemon juice
Few coriander leaves - chopped
green spring onion - chopped for garnish
4 tbsp cup ghee
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp tandoori masala (available in indian stores)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup whole milk.
oil for shallow frying the potatoes

For the masala paste
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds (optional)
2 small onions, chopped
a small piece of ginger
1/2 cup grated coconut
8-10 cashew nuts
2-3 green chilies
2 tsp red chili powder
6 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric and curry powder
1/2 tsp garam masala

Method
Mix all the ingredients of masala paste and blend to make a fine and smooth paste.
Peel the potatoes and make 5-6 holes in them using a toothpick. Then shallow fry them in a little oil and remove immediately. This is just to give them a crispy texture on the outside. Now heat ghee in a pan and fry the ground paste. When it starts giving out an aroma and ghee starts to separate at the edges, add water and milk and let it simmer. Next add the lemon juice and the potatoes. Add the tandoori masala and cook covered partially for 8-10 mins to allow the masala to seep into the potatoes.

Once it's cooked and the potatoes look tender, remove from flame and transfer to a serving bowl or kadai. Garnish with chopped coiander and spring onion leaves and serve hot with Parathas or Rice.


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36 comments :

Rina said...

Looks cool Mansi. Will surely try this.

sagari said...

thanks for stopping at my blog mansi and nice recipe looks delecious

Dhivya Karthik said...

Dum aloo is an eternal fav..Luks yum!!!!!!!!!!

Sneha said...

awwwwwwwwwww...that looks just purrrrrrrrrfect for a cold day! Thanks for sharing...BTW, I love all the recipes here, nice presentation and beautiful pics!

Laavanya said...

This looks amazing Mansi. I love your picture. Have bookmarked it.

Manasi said...

Oh Looks YUMMY!!!! would love this with paratha/ naan (butter)!!! ummmmmmmm!!!!

Henry said...

I have never seen a potato curry look any more appealing than this!! gosh, I simply have to try this one:)

-Henry

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks everyone! we enjoyed this with plain paratha, and fought over the little rice that we had to share:) it's something you'll should must try!

TBC said...

I love Dum Aloo. Have to try this when I get a chance.

Swapna said...

This goes in my ever expanding 'Must Try' list. Looks really yummy and inviting!

Nabeela said...

I keep telling myself that this is the last recipe I bookmark but I can't resist recipes which look and sound wonderful.
You dish sounds exactly like what we need on a cold fall evening...*sigh*...there goes my resolution of no more recipes..

Kulpreet said...

Dum aaloo! My favourite.
Thanks!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow Mansi....The Dum aloo looks 'HOT' :-) Thanks for the recipe.......A must-try one :-)

Asha said...

Gorgeous!! Great color Mansi. I love this dish too!:))

SMN said...

Hi Nice blog.. loved it.. Dum aloo luks very tempting..

bindiya said...

Superb recipes, dear -the dum aloo look yum!

Swaroopa said...

gr8 dish and pic! thanx 4 sharing

Pilar said...

I've been reading some of your spicy recipes and I love them all !! What a nice place to continue visiting...

Best regards from Spain

zlamushka said...

This looks fab :-) Love the spice combo, it looks like a real nice hot tingly treat... Love it!

Jeena said...

I love potatoes and spices Mansi this looks great yum. :)

Cynthia said...

Give me some rice and watch me eat with my fingers :)

Mansi Desai said...

Hahaha..Cynthia, anything to see you eat with your fingers:) though I can imagine it could be common for you:)

Happy cook said...

Looks delicious. Should try it. The sauce looks great

Cakelaw said...

I love a good curry - and this looks fantastic Mansi!

Sonu said...

Hi Mansi,
I came accross to ur blog via 365daysveg's blog. I found interesting recipes here. ur Dum-Aloo recipe is just simply superb and looks yummyy...!!!
Thank you 4 sharing. ur recipes arrived Australia too:D as I live in Australia, origin from Gujarat, India. bye. tc.
Sonu:)

Mansi Desai said...

welcome Sonu, and thanks for your lovely comment! do try the dum-aloo; its my husband's favorite, and I hope you like it too!:)

Sonu said...

Hi Mansi, hw r u? u have used tandoori masala in Dum-Aloo recipe. but, this question might seem funny...Are tandoori masala and tandoori color diff? I use tandoori color in some recipes but dnt knw abt Tandoori masala. I am confused abt tandoori masala, tandoori color and tandoori chicken masala.
Hope u can help me here.
Thanks.
Sonu:)

Sonu said...

Hi Mansi,
I tried ur Dum-Aloo recipe yesterday,Friday night.It turned out richy, creamy yet fabulous.
I must say you "Thank you very much". I really love ur blog as it covers all d useful information especially for women.
Thanks again.
Have a gud weekend...!
Sonu:))))

Anu said...

Your dum aloo looks absolutely delicious. First time here on your blog. Very neatly organized and well presented. Loved browsing through your blog... :-)

I have posted my version of Dum Aloo in my blog My Scrawls. Do have a look at it when you get time. Would be happy to receive your comments... :-)

Salty Bodice Ripper said...

I made Dum Aloo and Mint Rice tonight for dinner. I didnt have baby potatoes so I used small sized potatoes instead and I used Mint Sauce instead of mint leaves; did the job equally good...I did omitted some spices for the rice, like the bay leaves (what is it anyway??) and Tandori Masala for my Dum (I ran out of fancy masalas)

ratna said...

ur blog is outstandingly good.. i have tried khaman and it came out so well....for dum aloo u have used curry powder.what exactly is curry powder?

Mansi said...

HI Ratne, thans for your kind words! curry powder is actually something you'll find in an Indian grocery stoe - it is similar to garam masala powder, with a diff in a couple of spices. But you can skip i if you don't have it; wouldn't compromise the Dum Aloo taste:)

Bergamot said...

i looked at many sites for dum aloo recipe, but this is one chosen by me :-) I will be making it... of course with my own touch since I am sure, i will not have something that's listed here and I will have to substitue :-) :-)

Tejaswini said...

tried it and it turned good... i didn't had tandoori masala so i used for punjabi chole masala instead....

Anonymous said...

Hm hm.. that's interessting but actually i have a hard time seeing it... wonder how others think about this..

Rathi said...

Just tried out the recipe...it turned out great..however I do have a question, is it a conscious decision to omit tomatoes/puree or just missed out on it?