Dum means"pressure and "Aloo means "potatoes" in Hindi.
Aloo Dum is an easy Indian food recipe prepared with baby potatoes that are simmered in a yogurt based sauce and spiced with garam masala. This is a specialty north Indian dish.
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1/2 pound colored baby Potatoes(12- 15pieces)
A pinch of Asfoetida
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 Medium size onion thinly grated
1 1/2 cups yogurt
4-5 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
4 Vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1 tblsp tomato paste
1/4 cup milk
1 tblsp garam masala powder which includes(2 Cardamoms,7-8 Black Peppers,1 tbsp Coriander Seeds,1/4 tsp Caraway Seeds and 4-5 Cloves, 1 Small piece of chinese Cinnamon ) powered
How to make Dum Aloo:
Steam the potatoes till they are tender.Keep the skin on the potatoes and prick them with a fork.
Take oil in a frying pan and heat it for about one minute. Fry the potatoes on a medium heat until their color changes from white to light brown. Keep it aside.
In a medium sauce pan on a medium heat add 4 tbslp vegetable oil, add grated onion, asafoetida, bay leaves and ginger-garlic paste to the remaining oil.
Fry the mixture till the paste turns golden brown.
Add the garam masala and heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt.
Add tomato paste.
Stir again for about a minute.
Add milk along with the Low fat yogurt.
Keep stirring continuously, add water if the gravy appears too thick.
Now add pricked potatoes to this gravy.
Cook for 5-8 minutes
Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.
Dum Aloo is ready to serve.