Oct 16, 2011

Bengali style Aloo Dum

Bengali Style Aloo Dum

A spicy potato dish simmered in yogurt flavored with fragrant spices and piquant green chillies.

Serves: 2

You will need

3 tablespoons oil (45 ml)
1 bay leaf
1 stick cinnamon
2 cardamoms
2 cloves
250 g baby potatoes, boiled and peeled
1 tablespoon tomato puree
3 tablespoons (45 ml) thick yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder, roasted and powdered
2 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves


Mix yogurt with red chilli powder and ginger paste. Make a smooth solution and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wide frying pan. Reduce heat to medium and fry bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms. Saute till they fragrant.

Add boiled and peeled baby potatoes. Fry on a low to medium heat till they turn golden color (approximate frying time 12 minutes).

Add tomato puree. Mix well.

Add yogurt - ginger paste - red chilli mix. Stir well.

Add salt and sugar.

Add finely chopped green chillies. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 -12 minutes or until the gravy thickens, well coated on potatoes and red in color.

Sprinkle cumin powder. Decorate with chopped coriander leaves and serve as a side dish with Rotis / Puri / Luchi ...

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