Plain Aloo Dum

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Total Time:
60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: One-Dish Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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.