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Kashmiri Dum Aloo Recipe

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Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Dum aloo is a traditional Kashmiri potato-based dish that's prepared with fried baby potatoes cooked in a spicy yogurt-based gravy. You can use small potatoes if baby potatoes are not available. Potato is a cheap and healthy vegetable available all round the year.

Kashmiri cuisine does not use onions or tomatoes. You can have this dish with roti, paratha, naan, or rice or use it as a side dish too.

Potatoes are a very versatile food and have some pretty good nutritional values and health benefits.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

50 min

1 hour

3 to 4 servings

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • 500 grams baby potatoes/small potatoes, half boiled & peeled
  • 1 cup dahi/yogurt, whisked till smooth
  • 1/4 tsp heeng/asafoetida
  • 2 tej patta/bay leaves
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp saunf/fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera/cumin seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp sonth/dry ginger powder
  • 2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1.25 tsp salt
  • 250 ml water, use more if you need more gravy

Instructions

  1. Poke holes in the potatoes all around taking care not to break them.
  2. Heat oil and deep fry them on low heat till light brown.
  3. Simultaneously prepare the gravy. Keep pan on medium heat and add mustard oil.
  4. Once oil is medium hot add the whole spices. Stir a few times, add the rest of the spices and stir for 15–20 seconds.
  5. Reduce heat to low, add the dahi and keep stirring as you add it in to prevent it from curdling. When well mixed, add water and salt. Mix again.
  6. Raise heat to low medium till the gravy comes to a boil then reduce to low.
  7. When potatoes are fried add to the gravy and mix well. Reduce heat to low & cover with a lid
  8. Cook for 12–15 minutes till gravy thickens. Ours took 15 minutes to cook.
  9. To watch the Kashmiri dum aloo being prepared please check out my recipe video below

© 2018 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 17, 2018:

Thank you and do share your experience.

Kate P from The North Woods, USA on July 16, 2018:

This looks and sounds delicious! I think I'll try it!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 16, 2018:

You're welcome L Sarhan.

L Sarhan from Huntsville, Alabama, USA on July 15, 2018:

Thanks for the tip!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2018:

L Sarhan, find them at an Indian grocery store or Amazon will be the best choice. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2018:

Louise, I hope you do and I'd love to have your feedback. Thank you.

L Sarhan from Huntsville, Alabama, USA on July 14, 2018:

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Now I must go on a quest to find these ingredients.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 14, 2018:

Rajan, this sounds delicious and easy to make too. It's definitely something I'd love to try. =)