Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo 

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is an delicious and very famous gravy or side dish from Kashmiri cuisine.  Traditionally in this recipe
the baby potatoes are deep fried twice and simmmered in a curd based gravy which is flavoured with spices like Kashmiri red chilli powder, fennel powder and dry ginger powder etc.,but here I have shallow fried the potatoes,you can do whichever way you want to.Check out the recipe for easy Kashmiri Dum Aloo below.


Baby potatoes-1/4 kg
Curd-1 1/2 cups
Kashmiri red chilli powder-1 Tbsp
Dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds powder- 1 Tbsp
Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon sticks-2 nos
Green cardamom-2 nos
Black cardamom-2 nos
Shahi jeera ( caraway seeds)-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-4 Tbsps
Coriander leaves few

Recipe Video


👉Wash and pressure cook the potatoes for one whistle with just enough water to cover them.
👉Drain the water and peel the potatoes.

👉Using a fork poke holes in it.

👉In a bowl add curd,dry ginger powder, fennel seeds powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder and whisk gently.set aside

👉Now heat 3 Tbsps of oil and shallow fry the potatoes in medium flame until it gets nice golden brown colour .Then cook covered for 5mins. Transfer to a plate.

👉In the same kadai add the remaining oil and saute cinnamon, green cardamom, black cardamom  and shahi jeera.

👉Next pour the curd mixture. Keep stirring continuously to prevent the curd from splitting.

👉Add salt and cook covered for 5 mins in medium flame until the oil separates.

👉Now add the potatoes , required water  and asafoetida mix gently and cook covered for another 10-15 mins in low flame until the gravy thickens and oil oozes on top.

👉Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and remove from fire at desired consistency.
Serve hot.

Preparation Time-30 mins.


✍️For this recipe they use mustard oil for deep frying and sauteeing for flavour.I have used only regular oil.
✍️Fennel powder ,dry ginger powder are very important for this recipe.
✍️They don't add onions or tomatoes for this recipe.

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