Dum Aloo Recipe | How to make Punjabi dum aloo | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 30m

Dum Aloo Recipe | North Indian dum aloo with baby potatoes

Dum Aloo is a famous North Indian side dish prepared with potatoes. Actually dum aloo is came form Kashmiri cuisine. Here I would like to share the Punjabi style of dum aloo preparation with you. We are using baby potatoes for making this curry but we can also use normal potatoes. Just cut the big potatoes in to cube shape and fry. It will take around half hour to make this curry. But no worry the taste is that much good ๐Ÿ™‚ . Dum aloo goes well with chapathi, roti, rice etc…

I am sure you all will like this north Indian side dish. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

How to make Dum aloo?


1/2 kg of baby potatoes
2 no of medium sized onion
3 no of tomatoes
1 tbsp. of ginger garlic paste
2 no of cinnamon
2 no of cloves
2 no of bay leaves
2 no of cardamom
1/4 spn. of turmeric powder
1/2 spn. of chilli powder(kashmiri chilli preferred)
1/4 spn. of coriander powder
1/4 spn. of garam masala
10 no of nuts soaked in water for 15-20 minutes
4 tbsp. of oil
A handful of coriander leaves
1/4 cup of yogurt
2 cup of water
Salt as required

Dum Aloo Recipe : Preparation Steps

Step 01

clean baby potatoes and pressure cook till one whistle in medium flame(do not overcook)

Step 02

Meantime grind onion to smooth paste.Same way make tomato puree and nuts paste (separately). Keep aside.

Step 03

Peel off and shallow fry the baby potatoes till golden brown color.Sprinkle some salt while you fry the potatoes.

Step 04

Heat oil in a pan.

Step 05

Add cinnamon stick,cardamom,cloves and bay leaves.Fry for 1/2 minute.

Step 06

Add ginger garlic paste.Saute till raw smell goes off.

Step 07

Add onion paste and saute till onion get brown color(It may take around 10 minutes.Stir often)

Step 08

When oil starts to came out from onion,add tomato puree.Mix well and saute for 5 minutes.

Step 09

Add chilli powder,turmeric powder and coriander powder.Mix well and fry for another 5-7 minutes in low flame till oil separates from the mix.

Step 10

Add nuts paste.Mix well and fry for 1-2 minutes.

Step 11

Add yogurt mix,salt and fry for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 12

Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil(If you want thick gravy,adjust the quantity of water)

Step 13

Now add fried baby potatoes and mix well.Add coriander leaves and garam masala.Cover lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 14

Serve hot.

Your tasty Dum Aloo is now ready serve it hot and enjoy. Let me know your comments and suggestions also how it went for you.


Though it will take around half hour to make this curry,the taste is heavenly.

Donโ€™t forget to check out our other vegetarian side dish recipes

1.Greengram curry(cherupayar kuruma)
2.Meth matar malai
3.Dal Curry
4.Multi dal curry
5.Green peas masala

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