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Dum Aloo recipe, Side dish for roti

by Jeyashri suresh
Dum Aloo recipe
   Dum aloo  recipe a popular tomato and yogurt based gravy, pairs well with jeera rice and chapati. I  wanted to try Dum aloo recipe for a long time and when i saw cute little baby potatoes in the market i bought it without giving any second thought. If you don’t get bright red ripe tomatoes in your place,  i highly recommend the usage of tomato puree since it gives a great taste and nice colour. Let’s see how to make dum aloo.
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Dum aloo recipe

Dum aloo recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Dum Aloo recipe a popular tomato and yogurt based gravy, pairs well with jeera rice and chapati.

     Baby potato  10
    Tomato Puree  1/2 cup (from 4 ripe tomatoes)
    Red chili powder 1-2 tsp
    Onion  1
    Garam masala 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
    Ginger garlic paste  1/2 tsp
    Yogurt  1/2 cup
    Full fat Milk or fresh cream  1/4 cup
    Coriander leaves  few
    Oil  2 tblsp
    Salt  as needed

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Method with step by step pictures :

  • Boil the potato and peel the skin. the potatoes should be firm. Do not over cook.


    • Chop the onions finely.
    • Heat a pan and add the ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes till the raw smell goes off.

  • Now add the onions and fry till they turn pink.


  • Add the tomato puree to this and mix well.
  • Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt to this.


  • Add the yogurt and give it a nice boil.


  • Now add the potatoes to the gravy. Before adding potatoes to the gravy prick the potatoes with skewers or fork.
  • This helps the masala to go inside the potatoes.


  • Close the gravy with lid and keep it in a low flame.
  • Stir in between. Keep in the flame for 5 mins.
  • Add the milk|cream to this and mix well.
  • If adding milk, do not add hot milk.


  • Garnish with coriander Leaves.
  • Enjoy hot with Roti| Peas Pulao.dum aloo 1


  1. While boiling the potatoes do not  add any water. Just pressure cook them for 3 whistles by keeping it in a vessel. Do not forget to add water in the cooker.
  2. Add half salt to the potatoes while cooking.
  3. Dum aloo can be served with rotis and jeera rice.

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Sharmilee! :) November 29, 2010 - 1:10 am

This is my fav....looks yum n perfect for rotis...luv the last click

Suhaina November 29, 2010 - 1:57 am

looks so yummy and i love that thick gravy very very much.. love it.

RAKS KITCHEN November 29, 2010 - 2:59 am

Me too want to try for long time,but so lazy to try ;0 hehe,nice recipe,looks yummmy!

Prathibha November 29, 2010 - 5:00 am

Lovely gravy dear....looks super delicious..I love it for the flavors in it...

Pavithra November 29, 2010 - 5:19 am

My fav one..look so so delicious and so yummy. This is perfect side dish for roti and I am so much tempted now.

Jay November 29, 2010 - 6:10 am

This is another must try for me...fabulous dum aloo..
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Rekha shoban November 29, 2010 - 7:53 am

hi jeya...how r u? looks very creamy and thick gray!nice click too!

Priya November 29, 2010 - 8:12 am

Yummm!!! very tempting dum aloo, attakasama irruku Jeya..

Saraswathi Iyer November 29, 2010 - 9:26 am

Looks so delicious and nice pics.

Akila November 29, 2010 - 10:08 am

wow what a delicious and mouthwatering dum aloo.... simply love it and superb clicks....

Hamaree Rasoi November 29, 2010 - 1:05 pm

The way you have presented I wanna have it right nowwwww. Love this creamy texture and color

Hamaree Rasoi

Laavanya November 29, 2010 - 3:47 pm

That looks awesome.. love dum aloo.

Vidhya November 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Dum aloo looks so tasty aloo...nice recipe.

aipi November 29, 2010 - 5:07 pm

My all time favorite..looks sinfully delicious, loving the color n texture of the gravy!

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தக்குடுபாண்டி November 29, 2010 - 7:05 pm

முதல் படத்துலையே பொட்டுனு விழுந்துட்டேன். உங்காத்து கிச்சனுக்கே வந்து பக்கத்துல உக்காச்சுண்டு பாத்த மாதிரி இருக்கு அந்த கடைசி படம். ப்ரமாதம் அக்கா!

Gulmohar November 29, 2010 - 11:05 pm

What a coincidence, I made this a couple of days back too 🙂 Clicked some pics, will be posting soon..I agree with you on tomato puree 🙂

Panchpakwan November 30, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Wow looks so creamy and delicious dum aloo..loved it.

Rachana November 30, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Am simply drooling here...the dum aloo looks too tempting and makes me hungry 🙂

Sarah Naveen November 30, 2010 - 4:21 pm

nice clicks..looks so creamy and yummy!!

Sandhya Hariharan December 1, 2010 - 2:08 pm

I had tried dum aloo 3 weeks back.. and we loved it....
Very nice and tempting pics..

Nithya December 1, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Wow.. yummy.. I love baby potatoes.. I have never tried this before.. will give it a try soon.. 🙂

Me... December 1, 2010 - 10:37 pm

Looks yummy. I have seen so many variations of dum aloo!!! I am sure hte fennel powder is the secret ingredient here...


Premalatha Aravindhan December 1, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Wow comeout Perfect for u,i tried once but it doesn't comes properly...Love this version.Have to give a try:)

R December 1, 2010 - 11:29 pm

this is absolutely delicious! u have a nice space. will be visiting often.

Pushpa December 2, 2010 - 4:38 am

Delicious dum aloo,I make it the same way too.

Jaisy James December 2, 2010 - 9:20 am

thank u for ur comments in my blog. dum aloo looks yummy. never tasted this recipe. anyeways will try defineitely

Chitra December 2, 2010 - 11:02 am

I tried once in a different way. will try urs soon. Looks very nice. awesome click 🙂

Mahi December 2, 2010 - 5:55 pm

Dum aloo looks delicious! Clicks are nice!

Sushma Mallya December 2, 2010 - 6:51 pm

Looks lovley :)..my family fav Ill try ur version soon:)

Aishwarya Guruprasad March 1, 2013 - 1:38 pm

whether can i add ordinary milk instead of cream or cream milk.

admin March 3, 2013 - 2:18 pm

You can add but will not give the right texture and consistency.

DivyaGCP June 28, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Dum Aloo looks delicious and very inviting..

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 26, 2013 - 1:25 pm

wow its very very yumm look n inviting...

ASTROYOGI April 17, 2014 - 2:06 pm

i had made this receipe few minutes back and its tastes Awesome

Vani November 11, 2014 - 11:44 am

After adding curd my recipe curdled up. any suggestions...

jeyashri suresh November 12, 2014 - 6:44 am

Keep the flame low and do, Add salt in the last


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