Dum Aloo ( Potato Curry ) Recipe
Sometimes these baby potatoes can really do wonders, I made this dum aloo dish and was too happy with the outcome . A typical gravy flavor to tickle your taste buds, aroma of the spices and not to miss the crispness of the potatoes. I have been trying many recipes at home ever since I found a new foodie in me and these dum aloo’s are one of those favorite recipes at home. A traditional North Indian potato curry steamed in yogurt, spices and tomato onion sauce. Dum means steam and Aloo means potatoes, this is one of the favourite dishes, mainly known as a delicacy of Kashmiri cuisine.
There are various ways to prepare this dish but my family prefers it in red gravy so I use onions and tomatoes for this dish. I have many a times eaten dum aloo in restaurants and every where I have eaten, this dish has been prepared differently. I always use to wonder what would be the authentic recipe for this. Now after learning about various cuisines and places etc I finally know about authentic Kashmiri dum aloo recipe but I havent prepared my dish that way because my family likes eating this dish in red gravy – typical Punjabi’s I must say . I think every household has their own dum aloo recipe. Though an authentic dum aloo recipe is simply cooked in yogurt spices sauce. It is slow cooked in yogurt gravy, may be will try that someday and share it out here too.
I made this with onion tomato gravy and deep-fried baby potatoes ( it can also be prepared with boiled potatoes, just keep in mind not to over boil them so that the shape of these lovely little potatoes dont spoil) , it came out good and a must try at home to get a restaurant feel, I guess too much of self praise now let me come back to this wonderful recipe.
All you need is – a gravy for these baby potatoes, oil to deep fry these tiny little potatoes, curd and some spices. An easy recipe and very very basic types, I havent used any cashew paste in this for the gravy, I have cooked it in a very simple manner. Also have not added fresh cream to the gravy instead just a bowl of yogurt to give the tangy flavor to the potatoes.
I prepared these in the afternoon for serving them in the dinner and my gravy got little thick on sitting and while reheating it at night, I added a little bit of hot water while heating it up and cooked for few minutes with covered lid on low flame.
I love to eat these potatoes with boiled rice, I am an exception but this surely goes well with any Indian bread as a side dish. Make this Dum Aloo dish at home for your loved ones and enjoy this Punjabi style Dum Aloo dish!
Yummy Dum Aloo dish is ready to be served .