Dum Aloo Recipe

Easy and Delicious Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is a Kashmiri dish originated in the 17th century. Potatoes are simmered in a rich, spiced tomato gravy, creating a flavorful delicacy loved worldwide.

Dum Aloo Recipe

Are you craving a flavorful and aromatic Indian dish that will satisfy your taste buds? Look no further than Dum Aloo, a popular vegetarian dish originating from the Indian subcontinent. This mouthwatering curry features baby potatoes cooked in a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce, infused with aromatic spices. In this blog post, we'll guide you through an easy and delicious Dum Aloo recipe specifically tailored for two people. So, let's dive in and discover the secrets to preparing this delectable dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 2 Calories: 164 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

To prepare Dum Aloo for two people

For the potatoes:


  1. Preparation:
    • Wash the baby potatoes thoroughly to remove any dirt or impurities.
    • Prick the potatoes with a fork or make small slits on them to allow the spices to penetrate while cooking.
    • Boil the baby potatoes until they are partially cooked but still firm. Drain and let them cool.
  2. Pan-frying the Potatoes:
    • In a deep, heavy-bottomed pan, heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil or ghee over medium heat.
    • Add the partially boiled baby potatoes to the pan and sauté them until they turn golden brown and develop a slight crust. This step adds a lovely texture to the dish. Once done, remove the potatoes from the pan and set them aside.
  3. Preparing the Gravy:
    • In the same pan, add the remaining oil or ghee and heat it over medium heat.
    • Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent and light brown.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for another minute or until the raw smell disappears.
  4. Spicing it up:
    • Lower the heat and add the tomato puree to the pan. Cook the mixture until the oil starts to separate from the tomatoes.
    • Now it's time to add the spices! Mix in the turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, ground coriander, and ground cumin. Cook the spices with the tomato base for a few minutes until the oil surfaces again.
  5. Bringing it all together:
    • Gradually add the whisked yogurt to the pan, stirring continuously to prevent curdling.
    • Once the gravy comes together, add half a cup of water or vegetable broth to achieve the desired consistency.
    • Season the gravy with salt and let it simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld beautifully.
  6. The Dum Cooking Technique:
    • Gently add the pan-fried baby potatoes into the simmering gravy, making sure they are well coated with the spiced goodness.
    • Sprinkle the garam masala over the potatoes, cover the pan with a lid, and let the Dum Aloo cook on low heat for about 10-15 minutes. This slow-cooking process allows the flavors to infuse into the potatoes, resulting in a rich and aromatic dish.
  7. Serving the Dum Aloo:
    • Once the Dum Aloo is cooked to perfection, turn off the heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, and your flavorful Dum Aloo is ready to be served!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 125 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 164kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 406mg17%
Potassium 540mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g8%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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