DUM ALOO



I adapted this recipe from Manjula's Kitchen. She has a great collection of recipe videos at her site, and everything is really good. I modified the recipe a little by adding onions and tomatoes along with garlic and also substituted the regular powder with whole spices. This version was also tasted great. It went well with chapathis. I even added some fat-free half and half to make the gravy richer. This is a low-fat recipe since I shallow fried the onions instead of deep frying and used fat-free yogurt and half and half. I know that this is not the traditional way of preparing dum aloo, but this one is sure a winner. I cut the potatoes into small pieces for fast and even cooking since I used very less oil and cooked them in a nonstick pan.

INGREDIENTS:
TO ROAST AND GRIND:
1. Sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon.
2. Fennel seeds, ½ teaspoon.
3. Coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon.
4. Dried coconut powder, 1 teaspoon.
5. Dried red chilies, 1-2.

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
1. Medium-size potatoes, 2.
2. Medium size red onion, 1.
3. Tomato, small, 1.
4. Green chilies, 1-2. (I have used mild Korean peppers).
5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
6. Besan, 1 tablespoon.
7. Paprika powder, 1 tablespoon.
8. Garam masala, 1 teaspoon.
9. Yogurt, 1 tablespoon.
10. Fresh cream or half and half, ¼ cup. (I have used fat-free half and half here)
11. Salt as per taste.
12. Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon.

PREPARATION:
Peel the potatoes and dice them into small bite-size pieces. The potato cubes can be deep-fried or shallow-fried until they are brown and tender. Drain the potatoes into a paper towel and let it cool. Roast all the ingredients given under roast and grind and let it cool. Grind it to a smooth paste by adding some water. In the same pan used for roasting, add the besan powder and keep frying it for 5 minutes under low flame until it loses its raw smell and transfer the besan to a plate. Take the blended contents into a bowl and add yogurt, besan, cream, salt, paprika powder, garam masala and mix everything well. Dice the onions, tomatoes, and green chilies finely. Heat the same pan used for roasting and add the diced onions and fry them for a few minutes until they are brown. Then add the diced tomatoes, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste and keep sautéing until everything is well blended. Now add 1 cup of water, the paste, mix everything well and cook closed for 5 minutes under medium flame. After 5 minutes, add the fried potatoes along with chopped cilantro and let everything cook for a few more minutes until the desired consistency is reached. Serve hot dum aloo with any types of breads or chapathis.

36 comments:

Parita said...

So creamy and rich curry!

Pari said...

very unusual way of making dum aloo. I was just wondering instead of chopping the potatoes if u roast the baby potatoes or quarter the large ones and roast them will taste simply wonderful in this creamy gravy.

Preety said...

Happy valentines Day

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy valentines day gita,...Nice low fat gravy,liked your version of dum aloo...looks delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I liked your modified version of Dum Aloo. The gravy looks rich and delicious. Happy Valentines Day!
Deepa

kitchen queen said...

delicious and creamy yum dum aloo.

Swapna Sree said...

The gravy looks creamy and yummy....

Happy valentines day

Priya said...

Yummm!!!dum aloo looks rich, creamy and tempting..

Happy V day to u Gita..

Devi said...

looks very tempting!! and delicious!.. I used to watch her videos too and made some dishes from her:)...

simply.food said...

The gravy looks really creamy and rich.Delicious.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely creamy curry!

Simi Mathew said...

Looks so creamy and rich and yet a low fat dish. Happy Valentine's Day.
Simi Mathew
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PALATABLE said...

Yummy and great recipe, thanks for sharing...

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Viki's Kitchen said...

I too like her videos da. Good that we learn a lot of techniques from experts like her. Nice version to add 1/2 and 1/2. Dum aloo with that rich gravy looks very delicious Gita. So you had a great Valentine's day....Enjoy!

Prathibha said...

I do thsi in a diff way...ur version sounds nice...

Aparna said...

Perfect dum aloo.:)i also go thru manjulas kitchn:)

Jaishree said...

Dum aloo looks creamy and tempting!

Akal's Saappadu said...

I've seen her videos too, she gives useful tips while cooking!!!

dum aloo looks rich and creamy, must be great with the rotis!!

have a nice day!!!

Nandini said...

Creamy and rich Aloo! I prefer shallow frying. Nice variation by chopping potatoes dear! Love aloo in any dish!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, a white and creamy gravy..very different than a typical red and spicy gravy..looks really delicious.

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shanthi said...

Perfect , rich and creamy

Animisha said...

hey wow
dum aloo
i really love it
a lovely side dish for a perfect biryani

Babli said...

Absolutely new type of preparing dum aloo. Thanks for this lovely recipe. Looks creamy and yummy.

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Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

such a wonderful gravy!!! looks simply superb!

FoodLovers said...

gits hope ur doing great dear .. lovely post

Shri said...

Wonderful looking curry, Gita!

AnuSriram said...

Looks rich and creamy! Yummy!

Malar Gandhi said...

That luks rich and creamy, much better than the usual one'

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very creamy and very tempting too!!! I make it different, this sounds great those spices make me want to have them now!!!

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Devasena Hariharan said...

looks gud di

Usha said...

Wow the dum aloo looks creamy and delicious, loved the spices used in this curry !

Suparna said...

I enjoy watching Mnajula's video's too! I liked the look of the dum aloo, seems creamy and flavourful dear!Hope u had a great V day!
TC

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have wish to try dum aloo for long time,you know I have not even tasted it once! Have to try it soon :)

Jagruti said...

Lovely creamy and royal dum aloo!!!

Padhu said...

Dum aloo looks rich and creamy!