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Dum Aloo recipe, Side dish for roti

   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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