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Aloor Dum / Bengali Style Dum Aloo

Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
  Baby potatoes 25
  Bay leaves 2
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
  Green chillies 3
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes/6 tbsp store bought tomato puree 2 Large, chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (For garnishing)

Wash and pressure cook the potatoes for 1 whistle. Peel and keep aside. (After peeling the potatoes you can deep fry them to give a nice golden brown color, but I skip this stage).
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When they splutter, add chopped onions. Saute until golden.
Add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds.
Add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree, turmeric powder, sugar and garam masala powder. Bring to a boil and simmer until the oil oozes out.
Put it in a blender and grind to a smooth paste. (You can also use hand blenders).
Transfer it to the pot again and add cooked potatoes and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Baby Potatoes cooked with spices

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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
one of the most popular north indian vegetable dish,with poori it has great taste. thanks for posting this nice recipe.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks Ganesh. You are right.
tanya3286's picture
we have this often.. though we don't use the garlic for seasoning. still great seeing a bengali recipe from you sarita :) cheers!
sk das's picture
khub bhalo khete hobe. ammi kalkye try korbo.:)
Anonymous's picture
tried it , it became mush and i added a touch of red wine --- lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy hooray