Dum Aloo

Nothing goes wrong with aloo's and am pretty sure, this dish is everyone's fav. One time, I made this dish for a potluck party and everybody liked it. The highlight of the dish is, that it is being slowly cooked over a slow flame in the yoghurt mixture with all the spices. And when u taste ,each potato will be infused with all the flavours and the yoghurt y taste and wow, thatz the real beauty of this dish.. So, here comes the splash..  


Ingredients :

Baby Potatoes -- 6 to 8 nos.
Onion -- 1 big , chopped into cubes
 Tomato Puree --3/4 cup
Garam masala powder -- 1/4 tsp
else
Cinnamon stick -- 1/2 " ,Cloves -- 1 no. , Cardamom -- 1 no. , Black Cardamom -- 1 no. -- Dry roast and grind to a fine powder and measure about 1/4 tsp and use.
Red chilli powder -- 3/4 tsp
Coriander Powder -- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder -- a big pinch
Ginger garlic paste -- 1 tsp
Yoghurt /curd -- 1/3 cup
Salt -- to taste 
Kasoori methi -- 1 tsp , crushed

To Grind : 
 Cashews --  10 nos. (Presoak atleast 1/2 an hr )

For Seasoning :
Butter / oil -- as needed
Cumin seeds -- 1 tsp
Bay leaves -- 2 leaves ,torn

Method :
  • Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender and allow them to cool. Peel the skin and prick them using a toothpick in several places.
  • Heat a tsp of butter and fry the boiled potatoes in medium low heat until they turn slight golden on the sides . Remove from the heat and let it cool.
  • Grind the soaked cashews using very little water and make fine paste.
  • Heat the pan with oil and saute the onions for 4 to 5 minutes till they turn transparent and glossy. Let it cool for 5 minutes and grind them to a fine paste.
  • Now comes the preparation of Dum aloo. Heat a pan with butter / oil and do the seasoning with cumin seeds ,bay leaves. Add the GG paste and saute well for a minute or till u get rid of the raw smell.
  • Throw in the ground onion paste ,turmeric powder and scald well until the oil separate leaving the paste.
  • Pour in the tomato puree and combine well. Cover and cook the masala over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. By the time , the raw smell of the tomatoes would have been gone and oil starts leaving  the sides.
  • Now mix in the red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder , garam masala powder and the salt. Scald the masala in th emixture for one or two minutes.
  • Now slowly add the fried potatoes and mix well.
  • Add the cashew paste as well and let the masala sit in the dum for 2 more minutes so that the potatoes absorbs some of the flavour.
  • Finally add the whisked yoghurt as the  top layer and just stir once for mixing well. Top the masala with the crushed kasoori methi leaves. Do not disturb / stir the mixture. Let the masala be in the medium low heat for another 5 minutes and switch off.
  • Combine well and serve..
 Notes :
    • U may also add the finely chopped onion and tomato instead of the paste and puree. But ,by this way , the quantity of the gravy as well as the taste is good in my opinion.
    • Adding kasoori methi at the end gives edgy taste to the masala.
    • I've added store bought garam masala  per my family's taste since the freshly grounded spice powder has strong and bold flavour.
    • Adding cashew paste is solely to give richness for the gravy.
    Happy eating guys,

    Shanavi
     

    29 comments:

    1. Creamy and rich dum aloo..love this so much, this is the one I have been looking for..thanks for sharing dear

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    2. This is one colorful looking dum aloo Sho.. so good..

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    3. Dum aloo looks so rich and creamy,nice recipe I will try with chapathi.

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    4. looks so delicous..nice snaps

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    5. lovely aloos ! they look yummilicious !!

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    6. Looks absolutely delicious and perfect.. beautiful pictures dear.. gr8 job !!
      Indian Cuisine

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    7. The sauce looks so rich and creamy. Such a vibrant colour.

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    8. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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    9. Perfectly done looks creamy n yummy

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    10. My favorite one ..looks so creamy and yummy..gr8 combo with puri..

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    11. wow simply superb dear...looks exotic

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    12. Seriously you are killing me with ur fabulous dum aloo, never say no to this extremely addictive and delicious curry..

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    13. looks so creamy !! perfect with rotis !!

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    14. super delicious...will love to have with chapathi..

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    15. Loved the colour...n richness of gravy. Nice clicks..

      Rinku
      http://kitchentreats.blogspot.com - Kinnathappam

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    16. potatoes in a thick rich gravy- that's a totally rocking food! loved the pics

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    17. Finger licking delicious n beautiful looking! Something I can eat on a regular basis :)
      US Masala

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    18. looks creamy rich and well prepared and presented!

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    19. looks pretty yummy n delicious..:P
      love d excellent clicks..
      Tasty Appetite

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    20. That looks so delicious with the creamy yummy gravy !!!

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    21. Love the colour of your gravy sounds so yumm! Nice photography!

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    22. Rich and delicious dum aloo.....soo yumm!!

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    23. Rich and delicious dum aloo....yumm!!

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