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Dum Aloo (Baby Potatoes Cooked In Spicy Gravy)

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Baby potatoes cooked in spicy, creamy gravy.
Ingredients
To cook the baby potatoes
  Baby potatoes 12 Medium
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
For frying the baby potatoes
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (As needed for deep frying)
For the onion and spice mixture
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Green cardamom 3 Medium
  Black peppercorns 7 Medium
  Cinnamon stick 1 Inch
  Fennel seeds 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large, thinly sliced
  Tomatoes 2 Medium, cut into cubes
  Cumin powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
Rest of the ingredients for the dum aloo
  Oil 4 Teaspoon
  Degi mirch/Red chili powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As needed)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pressure cooker, add the baby potatoes along with water and salt and cook until you hear 2 whistles of pressure release.
2. Once cooked, take out the potatoes, remove the skin and set aside.

MAKING
3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the cooked baby potatoes until crispy and brown from the outside. (They may be shallow fried or even baked, as per your preference)
4. Once done, drain onto a paper towel to remove the excess oil.
5. Heat a pan with oil. Add green cardamom, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick and fennel seeds. Saute until aromatic.
6. Add onions and saute until golden brown in color.
7. Turn off the heat and keep the onion and spice mixture aside to cool.
8. When cooled completely, transfer the mixture into a blender. Add tomatoes, cumin powder, coriander powder and blend until smooth.
9. Heat 4 tsp oil in a pan, add the prepared onion-tomato-spice mixture.
10. Add yogurt, stir and cook until oil starts separating from the spice mixture.
11. Add water as required, and salt. Stir to mix well.
12. Add the boiled and fried baby potatoes, gently stir. Cover and let cook on low-medium heat for 15 minutes.

SERVING
13. Serve warm with roti, paratha or rice.

Things You Will Need
1. Pressure cooker

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Baby Potato
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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