Thursday, August 20, 2015

Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Punjabi Dum Aloo is very mild and not so spicy with a tanginess.Dum Aloo is a very rich creamy gravy and there are so many variations of it.This is Punjabi Dum Aloo, I have already posted Kashmiri Dum Aloo and Dum Aloo Recipe with curd as base.I saw this Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe in a magazine few weeks back and tried it today.I am not sure whether the recipe is authentic but sure can guarantee it comes out good :) It is not spicy with a slight tangy and sweet taste which makes it perfect for both rice and phulkas.I just had my lunch, loved it so much that I couldn't wait to share the recipe, So here I am with the recipe with stepwise pictures.

Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Preparation Time:5 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Baby Potatoes - 20
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Big Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2
Punjabi Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves - to garnish
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

To grind to a paste:

Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1/3 tsp
Cashews - 5 whole

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece


  1. Puree the tomatoes and set aside.Rinse the potatoes well, pressure cook for 4 whistles or until soft.Peel of the skin and prick them with a fork, be careful don't let the potatoes break.
    How to make dum aloo - Step1
  2. In a pan heat a tsp of oil and fry the potatoes till slightly golden, drain in tissue paper and set aside.
    How to make dum aloo - Step2
  3. In a pan - heat oil - add items listed under 'to temper' then add ginger garlic paste fry for a minute, then add onion and saute till golden.Then add tomato puree along with red chilli and garam masala powders.
    How to make dum aloo - Step3
  4. Cook till raw smell leaves, it willl become thick at this stage add cashew paste and mix well.
    How to make dum aloo - Step4
  5. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water.Add baby potatoes let it simmer for 5mins till the gravy is combined with potatoes.Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make dum aloo - Step5
Serve with any mild pulav or jeera rice or even with plain basmati rice.Goes well even with rotis!

My Notes:

  • I just fried it with little oil.You can even deep fry them directly.
  • Choose baby potatoes such that its not too small or too big.Mine was small so I didn't half them.If you have big potatoes then half each potato.
  • The consistency should be semi thick so adjust accordingly.
Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J

1 comment:

  1. i can try this with the baby potatoes i have at home :)


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