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dum aloo
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Dum Aloo

Dum aloo is a Kashmiri style potato curry.You can make it with or without poppy seeds.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: aloo dum, dum Aloo, dum aloo kashmiri, kashmiri aloo dum
Servings: 4


  • steamer
  • kadai/frying pan (traditional method)
  • or air fryer for low oil version


  • ½ kg baby potatoes
  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 green chillies
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ cup whisked yogurt


  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon powdered fennel seeds or saunf
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala or you may optionally add whole spices-2-3 cloves,1 piece cinammon,1-2 green & 1 black cardamom
  • salt as per taste
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • Garnish: Chopped coriander


For traditional method

  • Steam baby potatoes till slightly soft and prick them.
  • Sauté them in little oil along with salt. Keep it aside.

For low oil air fryer version

  • Place the peeled potatoes in the air fryer basket after brushing 1- 2 teaspoon oil.
  • Air fry them for 12-14 mins at 180 deg C and add them to the gravy as per the steps below.

For gravy

  • Heat oil, add ginger garlic paste and cumin seeds.
  • Add tomato paste, cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add all spices ,cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Add potatoes with 1.5 cup water. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes cooked.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with roti or poori.