Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dum Aloo

I am sure many have their own age old versions of this famous dish this is the one introduced me by my mom i have grown up having it relished every bite of it and loved it too ...Thanks to my dear mom who has introduced me to this lovely dish and this is undoubtedly one of the classic , lovely and restaurant style version of this dish which is my family fav too I simply enjoy it with Naan or simple Rice and dal....truly delicious and lip smacking version ...without any more delay here is the recipe....if you do love it don't forget to like my recipe and leave in your feedback would love to hear and truly appreciate it too :)


Ingredients

For Roasting Potato
 12-14 small potatoes 
1 tbsp cornflour
dash of pepper powder
salt to taste 

For Aloo Dum Gravy
1 cup onion (finely chopped)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup tomato puree ( freshly made I have used 2 here )
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp cashewnut paste
1/4 cup curds (well beaten)
4 tsp oil + 1 Tbsp ghee
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing
Method
  • Boil potatoes for 10 minutes ( I usually do it overnight and keep it in the refridgerator. Then peel it  coat in with cornflour well add a little salt and pepper and shallow fry in  Non stick pan adding 2 tbsp oil till golden brown on all sides and keep aside.
  • Heat oil and little ghee in a pan  chopped onion and cook on a high flame stirring continuously until onion changes to light brown colour
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute,  till you get a pleasant aroma then add chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and stir for few seconds
  • Add tomato puree and cook till the raw smell goes off  and it starts leaving the pan .
  • Now add curds and keep stirring and frying till it leaves out oil well this might take 10 -12 mins but this is worth it you want a silky smooth gravy and good tasting one! 
  • Then add in 1 cup of water and  and bring it to boil and then add fried potatoes and salt 
  • Reduce the flame and add garam masala powder, cashew paste,kasoori methi and cook on a low flame for 10 minutes 
  • Lastly add fresh cream and garnish it with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with Paratha or roti...Or Enjoy it with Rice and dal !