Sunday, November 8, 2009

Dum Aloo

One of our friends recently gave us a bag of baby potatoes before leaving for their India visit. Seeing those cute tiny potatoes, I just had to make Dum Aloo.
Here's how I made it:
1 lb baby potaotes - There were about 30 in our Trader Joes 1 lb bag
Oil for frying
For the gravy -
1 onion - chopped
3 tomatoes - chopped
1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
handful of cashewnuts
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp fennel seeds - powdered
1 tsp soonth (Ginger powder)
1 tsp cumin pwd
1 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
Cilantro to garnish

1. Pressure cook the potatoes with 2 cups water for 1 whistle. Immediately take off heat and cool under running tap water.

2. Peel the potatoes. Prick each with a thin toothpick in several spots. Deep fry the potatoes till golden. Season with a little salt & pepper.

3. For the gravy - Heat 2 tbsp oil. Fry the onions till soft. Add the ginger - garlic paste and fry 2 mins. Add the chopped tomatoes. Fry for 7 - 8 mins. Take off heat. Cool slightly and grind with the cashewnuts. Put it back in the pressure pan or kadhai. Heat gently. Add all the dry spice powders. Beat the yogurt to smooth and add that. Add salt to taste and the fried potatoes. Add water to get desired consistency. Boil on gentle heat for 10 - 15 mins. Garnish with chopped cilantro.


Nina Timm said...

I always just cook the baby potatoes and serve with garlic butter, but this recipe is definitely worth trying!!Thanks for visiting my site!!!

Simply Life said...

homemade whole wheat nann?! Wow, that sounds like my dream come true! :)

janelle said...

those look amazing; the only problem is I would probably eat the whole bowl-full!

Pam said...

Yummy blog you have and Congrats on the foodie blogroll!


Bob G said...

Your food is beautiful and the recipes sound delicious...I will enjoy them, thank you...Susan

Rohini said...

Looks so appetizing! I can have the entire portion by myself! :D


Dum Aloo is in my to do list for long time,looks and sounds mouthwatering!!

Thank you so much Supriya,for your nice words @ my blog,am really happy and honoured!

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