How Dum Aloo is Made?

Vegetable Curry Recipes

Dum aloo is a curry vegetable using whole small potatoes. Do not cut them into small pieces.

Recipe type: Low fat, cholesterol free
Preparation time: 45 minute


  • Potatoes, small size (plum size), 225 g
  • Tomato, 1 large size (or tomato puree)
  • Onion, 1, chopped
  • Green chili, 1, chopped
  • Ginger root, 1 small piece
  • Garlic, 3 cloves
  • Coriander (cilantro) leaves, 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Lime juice Fresh, 1 tsp
  • Yogurt, 2 Tbsp


  • Coriander powder, 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala, 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Canola/Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp


  1. Wash the potatoes and boil in water till tender. Take them out and prick them all over with a fork.
  2. Put tomato in a grinder and grind. Transfer the puree to a bowl and keep aside.
  3. Put onion, garlic, ginger and green chili in a grinder and grind to a paste.
  4. Add about 3 tsp water to yogurt and mix all the spices in it. Stir well to make a paste.
  5. Heat a non-stick frying pan and put oil. When the oil start smoking, add the cummin seeds and stir for a few seconds. Add garlic-ginger paste of step 3 and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add all the spices of step 4 and cook and cook on medium heat (stir frequently) until oil separates and a mesh type texture results (it takes about 5-7 minutes).
  7. Add tomato puree of step 2 and stir well for 1/2 a minute.
  8. Add potatoes, cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve with roti, chapatti, naan, bread, etc. or use for burgers.

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