Dum Aloo


Potatoes - 1 kg (very small, even sized potatoes)

Onions - 2

ginger - 50 gms

Cloves - 4

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Water - 2 cups

Turmeric powder- 1 1/2 tea spoon

Oil - 1 cup

Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon

Tomatoes- 3

Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Salt - according to taste

Suger - 1 tea spoon

Ghee - 2 teaspoons


    Grind together onion and ginger into a paste.

  • Grind together cloves and cinnamon into a powder

  • Boil potatoes, peel of skin, sprinkle turmeric powder on potatoes and mix well.

  • Take a large pan, heat oil heat oil for two minutes, add cumin seeds, saute for a few seconds, Add chopped onion and fry till golden brown, Add ground paste, fry for about two minutes

  • Add chopped tomato, chilli, cumin, coriander powders, salt, suger and remaining turmeric powder, cook till oil shows seperately, stirring occassionally.

  • Add potatoes, stirr carefully to evenly coat potatoes with masala. Add  powdered spices and remaining water (1 cup), Stir once,  Reduce heat to low and simmer for about five minutes.

  • Remove pan from heat, Pour ghee evenly over potatoes, serve hot with rotis or rice.