Monday, July 18, 2011

Dum Aloo Curry(Baby potatoes curry)

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.
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