Indian Food Recipe: Dum Aaloo


Dum Aaloo is the most popular Kashmiri potato recipe which is well known for its appetizing flavor. This dish is popular all across the world. This dish has originated from Kashmir and is prepared almost in every household in India. Dum Aaloo tastes excellent served with chapattis, Nan or parantha. So let us learn how to prepare this delicious dish in following recipe.


  • Baby small potatoes – 10 nos.

  • Take 3 tablespoon of mustard oil

  • Two tablespoons of tomato puree

  • Half teaspoon of sugar

  • One large onion sliced

  • Two large cloves of garlic

  • Cashewnuts – 6

  • Salt as per taste

  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder

  • Half a teaspoon paprika chilli powder

  • Half a teaspoon of garam masala – this you can get ready made from the market

Preparation method

  • Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the oil.

  • Let the oil be hot enough so that you can easily fry the ingredients

  • Now fry the sliced onions until they are golden brown. Remove them and keep them aside

  • Next fry the baby potatoes until they are brown; now remove them and keep it aside

  • Grind the fried brown onions and the garlic into a fine paste and add to the hot oil

  • Next add all the masalas such as turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, sugar and garam masala along with a bit of sugar

  • These masalas have to be fried on a low flame for some time until the oil leaves the sides of the gravy. Now add tomato puree, cashew paste and let is simmer for some time.

  • Serve hot with roti or rice.