Dum Aloo

Dum AlooDum Aloo – Baby potatoes blended in rich tomato curry at low flame is a perfect flavorful recipe for any occasion. Potatoes are one of the vegetables that can be prepared in rich variety of ways. But dum aloo is a tempting main course dish that gives a totally different flavor from the usual aloo recipes.

Dum aloo being a simple to prepare and rich in taste dish can be well combined with Dahi vada, raita and poori, latchha parantha, or naan.


Baby potatoes-1/2 kg (you can also use normal size potatoes and cut them in halves)

Onion-3 medium pc

Tomato-3 medium pc

Ginger-garlic paste-1 table spoon

Green chilly- 2 pc

Clove (loung)-2 pc

Cardamom (bari ilaichi)-1 pc

Cinnamon (dal-chini)-1cm pc

Tej patta -2 leaves

Red chilly powder-1 tea spoon

Tomato ketchup- 1 table spoon

Soya sauce-1/2 table spoon

Coriander powder-1tea spoon

Cumin seeds- 1 tea spoon

Garam masala-1 tea spoon

Salt-to taste

Vegetable oil-to fry



  1. Peel off potatoes and wash them nicely to remove all the dust. (Cut into halves if size is bigger)dum-aloo6
  2. Heat oil in a deep frying pan and deep fry all the potatoes until golden brown.dum-aloo2
  3. Using a fork make random piercings in fried potatoes and keep them aside.dum-aloo1
  4. Heat a spoon of oil in sauce pan. Put tej patta, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seeds in oil to crack.tej-patta
  5. Turn the flame low. Add ginger-garlic paste and grinded onion paste and cook to turn its color to light brown.onion-paste
  6. Add tomato puree, chopped green chilly and cook at high flame with seasoning of salt, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and ketchup.masala
  7. Now add fried baby potatoes at low flame and mix well to cover the potatoes with all the gravy.
  8. Cook for a minute and add 1/2 cup of water to cook at high flame for about 5-6 minutes.dum-aloo7
  9. Turn off the gas and serve hot with any of the bread of your taste.dum-aloo4