Delicious Dum Alu!

Dum Alu

Dum Alu

Just made these Dum Alu (Potatoes)- Arnav & Charit love it!

Learnt them from whom else but my Mom! No Surprise here! As usual easy and quick to make they turn out delicious. Taking them for a Lunch at a friend’s place- hope they like it too.

Here is how it goes!

Ingredients (Serves Four)-


Zeera/Cumin Seeds

Bay leaves- 2, Cloves- 4 to 5, Cinnamon sticks- 2 to 3

Tomatoes- (3 finely chopped or paste)

Cashew Nuts Blend in a Mixie- 1 Bowl

Magaj/Melon Seeds- 1 Spoon- Blend this with Cashew nuts

Ginger paste- 1 Spoon

Baby potatoes or Medium Sized Potatoes- I took the latter- 6 or 7- Boils them and Fr

Curd- 1 Bowl & 1 Cup milk

Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam masala as per taste

Coriander for garnishing


Take oil in a Saucepan, add cumin seeds and when they splutter add bay leaves, cinnamon sticks  and cloves, fry them for a minute and now add ginger paste. Stir for a couple of minutes and now add the Tomato paste and blend curd.  Let it fry for 7-10 minutes. Now add the cashew and melon seeds paste and fry. Add a cup of milk- Frying this won’t take more than ten minutes.  Once you can see the oil separate from the gravy add salt and the other spices.

On the other side, boil the potatoes and deep fry them. Make small indents in the potatoes with a fork. This will help them absorb the gravy and spices in.  If they are big in size just cut them half. Add the potatoes to the simmering gravy and let it boil for 7-10 minutes. You are done! Garnish with Coriander & serve hot with Bread or Chappati.