Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Dum aloo (Potato cooked in spicy onion-tomato mixture and dhummed for few minutes)

  Dum aloo is well-known spicy gravy served usually with naan. 

   Ingredients required are 10-12 baby potatos (deskinned), one onion pureed with mint leaves and green chilli, 2 tomatos blended into paste, spices such as haldi, salt, garam masala, chilli powder, jeera powder, dhanya powder, curd 2 tsp and aata/dough(to seal the vessel) Garam masala mixture to temper is mixture of above ie 3 cardamon, half tsp saunf, one tsp jeera, 4 tiny bits of cinnamon, 2 cloves, one bay leaf crushed, half  a tsp dhanya whole, half a tsp peppercorn.  Coarsely grind the above said mixture.
 In the mean time, prick the baby potato over all sides using a fork.  Either deep-fry / bake at 200 degree celsius for twenty minutes till they turn brown
These baby potatos are now ready.  Keep them aside.
Now heat oil in pan, add garam masala mixture.  Add one tsp of kasoori methi

 Add onion paste and let it cook, later add ginger-garlic paste

Now add blended tomato, and spice mix

Pour in curd.

When the masala gets completely cooked, drop in baked/deep-fried potatos

 Meanwhile line the vessel's lid by aata like this
And close the vessel and cook in simmer flame for about ten minutes.  This is called dhum cooking

Tasty dum aloo is now ready to serve

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