Monday, October 29, 2012

Dum Aloo

Fry it,Bake it,cook it,Mash it,make a curry,make a gravy,or just write potato on paper ;) Call it Aloo Dum or Dum Aloo ....Potatoes are always my favourite...And they are the first love to my  kids.So I keep cooking potatoes very often at home.
Dum Aloo is a typical North Indian dish(Kashmiri).It is named so as it is cooked under Dum or pressure .Though my way of cooking is not the authentic way of making it(Dum it),the taste still matches the one cooked in that method..
Dum Aloo with Butter Naan/Romali Roti/Roti is a tasty combination...Scrumptious!!Dum Aloo is a lip smacking side dish.We can keep on scripting about the Aloos(Potatoes in hindi).
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1.Wash the baby potatoes and pressure cook it for 2 -3 whistles.
2.Peel off the potatoes,Prick it here and there on all the potatoes(To make the gravy enter into the potatoes and gives nice taste to the potatoes)
3.In a pan add oil and shallow fry it till it turns brown on all sides.(They usually deep fry the potatoes.But considering the health aspect I had shallow fried the same)
4.Keep the fried potatoes aside.
5.In the same pan fry all the items mentioned and grind it into a nice paste by adding little water.Keep it also aside
6.In a pan add oil and the items to temper.
7.Then add the onions(chopped finely) and saute well.
8.To it add the ginger garlic paste and saute well.
9.After the mixture is sauted well add the grinded mixture and again saute it
10.Then to it add all the powders,kasoori methi,salt and mix well.
11.Then to it add the curd and mix well.
12.Add 1/2 a cup of water to it and bring the mixture to boil
13.When it thickens up add the fried potatoes and allow it boil for 5-10 minutes so that the potato picks up the masala from the gravy.
14.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
15.Have it with Butter Naan,Romali Roti or with plain roti
16.The dish thickens up.So adjust the water level accordingly..