Sunday, March 14, 2010

Aloo Dum


10 small potatoes
3 medium sized onions
2-3 tbsp shredded coconut
A small piece of ginger
4-5 green chilles
2-3 cardammom pods
1/2 cup yoghurt
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 1/2 tsp dhania(coriander) powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying the potatoes
2 tbsp cooking oil/ghee (clarified butter)

  • Boil the potatoes. Peel them and prick the potatoes with a fork.
  • Fry the potatoes in hot oil till they turn slightly brown.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the onions to light brown.
  • Grind the coconut, poppy seeds, cardamon, ginger and green chillies to a paste.
  • Add the paste to the onions. Fry till the oil separates.
  • Add chilli powder,cumin powder and dhania powder and
  • stir for 5 mins.
  • Add the yoghurt , salt and the fried potatoes.
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes and simmer till
  • the gravy is thick for about 10 minutes.
  • Now add the garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Eat with chapathi/nan.


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