Thursday, 26 March 2015

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Kashmiri Dum Aloo


The day I make potatoes the girls eat! Really eat well!!

The versatile spud is used in amazingly different ways be it a vegetable or a starter or as a binding agent.

The theme for BM this time was making 3 from one ingredient. I made Country Wedges, Aloo Paratha and now Dum Aloo!

This recipe is from Vaishali’s place the only difference being Vaishali has stuffed the potatoes I have not.
 Also like Vaishali has said this gravy is very rich and creamy. It can be used for any dish that you want to make special. Aloo, paneer, koftas, mix vegetables, anything would taste absolutely rich and delicious.
The girls cleaned the bowl of gravy, cleaned is literally with their roti.

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Recipe Source: Ribbons and Pasta
Paste 1:
  • 2 onions, boiled and pureed

Paste 2:
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1’’ piece ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic

Paste 3:
  • 8-10 cashews, soaked
  • 1tbspn melon seeds
  • 1tsp poppy seeds

Soak all these for an hour and make a paste.
Roast and grind:
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 tblspn black cardamom
  • 1tbspn green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tbspn small piece cinnamon
  • 1 tblspn bay leaf
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds

Other Ingredients:
  • 4 tomatoes, blanched, pureed and strained
  • 2tbspn fresh cream
  • 1tsp. kasoori methi
  • ½ tblspn ghee
  • Salt to taste

For the vegetables:
  • ½ kg potatoes, pricked
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt

  • Parboil the pricked potatoes in salted water.
  • Drain, dry and deep fry in oil. Set aside.

For the Gravy:
  • Heat oil and little ghee.
  • Add the onion paste.
  • Sauté till pink.
  • Add paste 2 and give a good stir.
  • Add the pureed tomatoes, cook till dry.
  • Add the paste 3 and cook till dry.
  • Add the ground spices.
  • Mix well.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Cook on slow fire till a little thick.
  • Add fresh cream and kasori methi and switch off gas.
  • Place the potatoes in the serving bowl, microwave for a few minutes.
  • Pour the prepared gravy.
  • Serve garnished with roti.
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Kashmiri Dum Aloo

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  1. Aromatic and flavourful side for roti

  2. That is one yummy curry with rich gravy.

  3. Must have tasted awesome!..good one Arch

  4. What an elaborate preparation! BTW, potatoes have the same effect in my house too.

  5. I haven't tried dum aloo before.should give it a try for sure. delicious

  6. Glad that the girls liked these. The dish looks tempting and thanks for trying.

  7. Yes dishes with potato disappear really fast! This is no exception.Good one Archana...

  8. That is one rich and decadent curry. I would clean the whole bowl if you served me that :-)

  9. My family will be very happy if I make this often! Lovely gravy.

  10. All time favourite, can have this dum aloo with anything.


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