Dum alloo is one of the fav recipe of my hubby. He loves to have it with all different things.. It may b with Puri , paratha or nomal phulkas..so I decided to make this on his bday. I also invited some of our friends for the occassion & Prepared his fav pinapple cake, then for dinner puri, dum alloo, veg pullav, channa daal masala & mix veg. For dessert I prepared mango custard. One of my friend brought noodles cutlet & chenna poda (ricotta chese cake). All liked the food but above all dum allo was very demanding. Friends just loved it!!! Just to mention that I made some changes to the recipe that day, like rather than boiling the potatoes I deep fried them & added curd & some spices to the dum alloo which made it super yummy.. so thought of sharing it in my blog before the procedure goes away from my mind :) so friends here is the recipe.
10-12 Small Potatoes cut into 2 pieces or u can cut them into 4 pieces if they are big
2 Medium Size Onions
1 tblsp Ginger garlic paste
2 medium size tomatoes (boil for 2 mins, peel & blend to make tomato puree)
1 tsp fennel seed powder
A pinch of hing/ asafoetida
4 Green Cardamoms
1″ Stick of Cinnamon
1-2 bay leafs
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1tsp nigella seeds
¼ th cup curd (whipped)
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric power
1tsp red chilli powder
1tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
2 Tablespoons of mustard Oil
Vegetable oil for deep frying the potatoes
Chopped Cilantro/Coriander leaves for Garnish
Salt to taste
Peel the potatoes and soak them water for 1-2 mins.
Heat oil in a kadai & deep fry the potatoes till brown. You can also sallow fry the potatoes if you are health cautious. Set aside.
Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cinnamon, bay leaves and cardamoms. When they start to sizzle add the Cumin seeds, hing. When the cumin seeds start crackling add nigella seeds & fennel seeds powder. Now add Onions and fry them till they are glazed and slightly brown. At this stage add Kashmiri red chilli powder ( to maintain a good colour in your curry). Don’t let them burn stir for 3-4 sec. & immediately add the ginger garlic paste to it. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder & salt. Sauté for 3-4 min till oil appears in masala now add tomato puree to masala & mix well. Sauté for another 2-3 min till masalas are done. Now add whipped curd to masala & stir continuously for 2-3 min. It’s the time to throw in the fried potatoes. Mix well with masala. Cover & cook for 5-7 mins till all the masala coats the potatoes and the potatoes are tender. If it will start sticking in bottom you can sprinkle some water.
Now throw in some garam masala & chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Your dum allo is ready to serve now.
Serve hot with puri, hot phulka or paratha.