Feb 17, 2015

Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

I have been thinking of making dum aloo for quite a long time. Each time i used to buy baby potatoes specially to make this, but somehow end up in trying different recipes. Last week i bought some potatoes and immediately tried it the next day.

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Dum aloo is made so many ways, this time i made it the punjabi way with onions, tomatoes and stuffs like that. Next time will share the traditional kashmiri dum aloo.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins + 1 hour 
Serves : 4 to 5


Baby Potatoes - 12 to 14
Salt to taste
Water to cook potatoes
Oil - 5 tblspn

For Gravy:
Shahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Black Cardamom - 1
Green Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Onion - 1 large pureed
Tomato - 1 large pureed
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seed Powder / Sombu Podi -1  tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts - 15 ground with some water to a fine paste
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped


Take baby potatoes in a pressure cooker. Cover with water, add salt. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Simmer the pot for 10 mins. Turn off the flame and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and drain the potatoes. Let this cool down, peel them.

Heat 5 tblspn oil in a pan, add in peeled potatoes and fry till golden. Drain and set aside.

In the remaining oil, add more if needed. Add in all whole spices and fry for few sec.

Add in onion puree, ginger garlic paste and cook till golden.

Add in tomato puree and cook till oil separates.

Add in all spice powders and mix well.

Add in cashew paste, yogurt and mix well. Pour in water, salt, and fried potatoes. Cover and simmer the pot for 15 to 20 mins till oil separates.

Add in coriander leaves and serve.


Lets start by cooking the potatoes..I used baby potatoes

Cover with water

add some salt so the salt goes into the potatoes

cook them till soft

drain them and cool them

peel em

Heat a good amount of oil in a pan

drop potatoes in

Keep frying them till it turns golden

remove to a plate..You can prick the potatoes with a 
fork if you want
Take all your ingredients

Take onions in a blender 

Puree them and set aside

Now take tomatoes in a blender

Puree them as well

Now take cashews in a blender, add water and puree them

You can soak the cashews in hot water before pureeing
Now in the same oil

add in whole spices

fry them for few secs

add in onion puree

and ginger garlic paste

mix well

Cook till the onions turn golden

Now add in tomato puree

Give a good mix

cook till oil separates

Now add in fennel seed powder

and other spice powders

mix well

add in cashew puree

give a good mix

add in well beaten curd

mix well

cook till the masala is done

pour some water

mix well

add in the fried potatoes

give a mix

add salt to taste

cover and simmer

now the oil is floating on top and curry has thickened

Add in coriander leaves



  1. Instead of potato Wat veg shall v use????

  2. Simply lovely and delicious to look at aloo dum. Must have been a super hit on the dining table.

  3. Can i use capsicum and what process i do?

  4. I tried this today 4 breakfast along with roti.
    It was super good
    Thank u

  5. Thanx Aarthi.it came very well today.all my in-laws appreciated me. Thanx again aarthi

  6. Hi... i am making this right now.. i follow all the steps of your method but the colour is missing in my dum aloo.. why?? Can't get it. Am I missing something?

  7. @Ira anandit depends on the chilli powder. i used kashmiri chilli powder. hence the colour


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