Kashmiri Dum Aloo- – Baby potatoes cooked in yogurt gravy with masalas.


Kashmiri Dum Aloo


Baby potatoes (you can use small potatoes as well)- 18 to 20

Oil to deep frying

Mustard Oil- 2 Tbsp

Cumin seeds- 2 teaspoon

Clove Powder or 3-4 cloves

Cardamom- 3-4

Asafoetida- a pinch

Ginger Paste-   2 tsp

Whisked Curd – 2 Cups

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 3 tsp or as per taste

Cumin powder –  1-2 teaspoon

Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon

Fennel seed (saunf) powder- 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Garam masala powder  1 teaspoon

Fresh coriander leaves – chopped


Peel, wash and prick potatoes all over with the help of a fork. Now soak them in salted water for twenty minutes. Drain and wipe dry. Heat sufficient oil for deep frying in a saucepan and deep-fry the potatoes on medium heat till they are golden brown. Drain on paper towels and keep aside.

Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom seeds and asafoetida and cook on medium heat till the cumin seeds crackle and change colour. Add ginger paste and sauté for a minute. Add a little water and stir. Add whisked curd. Now add red chilli powder, garam masala, fennel seed powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and a little water and stir. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Add fried potatoes and stir to mix well. Add little water and cover with a lid and cook for another 10 minutes. Add more water if required and salt (salt towards end). Take off the cover, simmer for five minutes or till the potatoes absorb the gravy. Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Chapatis (Indian bread) or Naan (Tandoor-roasted Indian bread)