Plain Aloo Dum
Plain Aloo Dum
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Potato (small and round) - 1/2 kg
Salt to taste
Onion paste - 125g
Ginger paste - 30g
Curd - 50g
Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Clove - 6
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Cardamom - 5
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Juice of 1 lemon
Green chillies - 5
Fresh coriander leaves - 25g
Oil for frying
How to Make Plain Aloo Dum
Peel the potatoes and keep in salty water for 30 minutes.
Fry in oil till potatoes turn golden brown with firm consistency and keep it aside.
Add oil in a kadai and fry the cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
As the spicy flavour begins to emerge, add the onion paste and stir for about 5-6 minutes till the oil separates.
Add the ginger paste and stir for another 2 minutes.
Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder and let it simmer.
Broil cumin seeds in a dry pan and grind it to a fine powder.
Add sugar and broiled cumin powder and stir for 2 minutes.
Beat the curd and add to the kadai.
Lower the temperature and immerse the fried potatoes for simmering.
Cook covered till potatoes turn tender
Do not let the steam escape.
Add garam masala powder and close the lid and take off the fire.
Serve hot garnished with slit green chillies and chopped coriander leaves.
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