Friday, June 26, 2009

Dum Aloo(Baby potatoes cooked in Dum style)

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Before entering this phase of cooking,I was under the impression that "Dum cooking" is some what different from the regular cooking and is more complicated.Might be I was under the misconception just because of the tedious process involved in preparing Dum Biriyani's.But when I started learning the complete cooking I got to know the basic differences between various types of cooking and cuisines and got to know the process of Dum cooking.Dum basically means slow cooking and it is achieved by closing the vessel with a lid and sealing it with atta dough in order to avoid the steam from escaping and which results in enhancing the flavors of the dish and this kind of process is generally followed for preparing Biriyani.But also the other dishes do call for this type of cooking where we can simply cover the vessel with a tight lid (which avoids steam from escaping) and is cooked on very low heat for longer time until the flavors are well infused.Here comes one such recipe of Dum style cooking called "Dum Aloo".

Ingredients:

18-20 Baby Potatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 medium onion diced

1 big Tomato finely chopped

1 cup Curd,beaten

1" ginger,chopped

2" ginger Julienned

4 cloves

1" cinnamon stick

2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts
1/2 tsp turmeric

2 bay leaves

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp red chilli powder

1 tsp jeera powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

a pinch of hing

salt to taste

1-2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil



Method:
  • Grind the diced onion and chopped ginger to a fine paste.
  • Grind together slight dry roasted cloves,cinnamon and cashewnuts into powder.
  • Par boil the potatoes,drain and cool them.peel the skin and rub turmeric over it.Prick all over with a fork and deep fry in oil.(I prefer shallow fry or oven bake method for this job).
  • Heat oil in a kadai crackle jeera,add bay leaves and hing.Add finely chopped onion and fry till golden brown,add ground onion mixture to it and fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add chopped tomato,chilli powder,cumin powder,coriander powder,salt(required for gravy),haldi and cook until oil separates out from the mixture(approx 3-4 mins).
  • Add curd to the mixture and mix properly until mixed well with the other ingredients,add water if necessary and boil it on low to medium heat.
  • When the gravy starts bubbling,add fried potatoes to it and enough salt required only for potatoes and cover it and cook on low flame for 8-10 mins until potatoes are cooked.
  • Add ghee to it and give a good stir to the curry.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves,beaten curd and ginger juliennes.
Serve it hot with roti/Naan/Paratha/Kulcha or Pulav.

47 comments:

Varsha Vipins said...

wow..thats just yumm Pratibha..need to try this soon..:)

Pavithra said...

HI prathy dum aloo thats my fav.. looking so yumm and lovely combo with roti and rice hah... lovely looking and nice click.

Priya said...

I always fond for dum aloo, urs looks fabulous Prathi...just love to pick few spoons from the pic, Lovely presentation too!

Valarmathi said...

Looks fantastic. Yummyyy....

Parita said...

Delicious Dum Aloo, its been a long since i had this, looks mouth watering :)

sowmya said...

looks delicious..good one..
your pictures are always so good..

Varunavi said...

Looks delicious and i loved ur savory oats porridge :)

DEESHA said...

I love dum aloo .. nice decoration

Bergamot said...

The dum aloo looks really tasty. I like dum aloo.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Yummy dish. Feel like grabbing it from that beautiful picture.

Aparna said...

Another delicious potato curry.

Padma said...

Mouth watering dish Prathibha and beautiful clicks :)

Vani said...

Looks great, Prathy!

chakhlere said...

Wow!!
This looks yummy!!
The whole potato sounds and looks delicious!

Sarah Naveen said...

It Looks awesome!!!! Nice presentation too...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i love dum aloo...

Trupti said...

dum aloo looks delicious...one of my fav.

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Gita said...

Thats a yummy curry dear...looks so rich and creamy...I too make this often :)

Archy said...

Love potato.. I have tasted this dum aloo.. never tried @ home.. Now shall try for sure.. Nice one..

Priyameena said...

Beaten curd on top of it looks contrasing and gorgeous..Wonderful recpie..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yum yum yum :)

Ashwini said...

love those baby aloos.. curry looks perfect..

Pooja said...

Wow I too make in a similar way but with regular potatoes as I dont get those baby potatoes here! It has turned out perfect! And looks tempting :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Lovely dish, very tempting prathiba

Rush said...

i love dumaloo, and now have a recipe to prepare one!!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

dum aloo looks oh so perfect..infact, I dont think i can wait till the dum aloo is cooked..just those frying baby aloo pics r enuf to drive me nuts

Srilakshmi said...

That dish looks fabulous.. hmm, I'm drooling :-D

Laavanya said...

I love dum aloo and the snap of fried baby potatoes looks so adorable. Dum cooking takes time but the flavour is really yum.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! really cool recipe ..looks sooo yummy !

Vibaas said...

looks sooooo delicious and tempting :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Nice gravy looks so delicious one of my fav. s uummmm mouthwatering yum yum.

Ramya Bala said...

Yum Yum..delicious gravy ;)

Yasmeen said...

Yum dum aloo,sure must be flavorful:)

Renu said...

very nice recipe...I as looking for one! nice click too

Jyoti said...

Looks mouthwatering...great curry!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Yummy Dum Aloo. Will try it soon.

Sush said...

a new version of dum aloo.., lovely. I usually bake like dum biryani :)

Sanghi said...

yummy curry.. do check my blog!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww
Dum Aloo looks gr8... very tempting.. and nice clicks :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for your lovely words..

kittymatti said...

wow!! Looks creamy n delicious!

Smitha said...

truly looks delicious.

Food Fanatic said...

I will try this soon. I love your recipes!

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow, all gravies are sooo tempting and nice!!!

Ramya said...

came searching for this recipe thru google...looks yum and perfect for roti..following you..

Ashwini said...

Hi Prathiba,
Made this for dinner with chappatis...came out sooooo...... good.The gravy tasted yum..however can u give me a better picture of how to cook baby potatoes.I parboiled it,then after peeling them,shallow fried with turmeric for 5-6 mins. then added it to the gravy as mentioned. Some of them were well cooked,however few were cooked but hard..how to avoid this in the future?...Another doubt,when do u add the powdered cashewnuts...I added it before mixing the curd... Thank u.Keep up the good work.:-)

Divya N said...

I just tried it out - it been the most elaborate gravy that I have ever cooked and its different though the addition of curd has made it a little sour for my taste

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