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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Kashmiri Dum aloo,a famous cuisine in the Indian restaurants is a very mildly spicy thick curry with the blend of spices where fennel is the most flavoring agent.I wished to try this long time back,but this time only did I caught hold of the baby potatoes that suits best for this curry.There are many variations to this curry but I tried the recipe from here and modified a bit again.The best part I like in this recipe is that they haven't deep fried the potatoes just boiled it.I boiled the potatoes and shallow fried with one tablespoon of oil.Hope you will enjoy the oil less version of this curry.The name 'dum aloo' is given as the potatoes are cooked in the heat generated in the spice mix and like dum biriyani,the lid has to be tight or the sides have to be sealed with atta or maida(APF) :-)


Ingredients
baby potatoes around 20
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
plain yogurt 1 1/2 cups
chilly powder 1/2 tsp(I increased to 1 tsp)
dry ginger powder 1/4 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
whole garam masala(2-3 cardamom,cinnamon 1" piece,cloves 2-3,coriander seeds 1/2 tbsp)
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
fennel powder 1 tbsp
heavy whipping cream 2 tbsp
oil 2tbsp
coriander leaves 5 sprigs chopped


Method
-Boil the potatoes with skin intact on medium high flame for 1 or 2 whistles with water and salt.Put off flame.Peel the skin of potatoes and then prick all over with a fork.


-Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the potatoes till lightly browned,hold the two sides of the pan and shake the pan gently to rotate the potatoes .Avoid using sharp spoons otherwise the potatoes may mash up and may not hold shape.
-Remove in a plate and then in the remaining oil ,add the whole garam masala,cumin seeds and stir.
-Mix the other spice powders in little water and then add to the pan.
-Let the spices come to boil and then oil starts to leave from the spices.
-Lower flame and add curd.Add the shallow fried potatoes and then close with a tight lid or seal the sides with atta or maida  so that steam can't escape out.
-Cook for 20 -25 minutes until the gravy is thick and lower flame and add whipping cream.Put off flame,garnish with coriander leaves.

Serves ~ 4 adults

NOTES
* You can add powdered cashew powder instead of whipping cream.You can add tomatoes too.
* You can use the original amount of chilly powder mentioned.I just increased it as we are not used to mild spicy tastes.
* In one of the videos,I noticed that fennel seeds can be substituted for star anise which gives the same flavoring effect.But I personally haven't used it.
* The larger potatoes can be cut & used too for dum aloo.



Sending this to SYF & HWS -Fennel Seeds ,Show Me Your HITS-Iron Rich Foods event guest hosted @ my space

38 comments:

Pranjali said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious....

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Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..wat a fantastic treat..~
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Devi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummm!!,, looks realll delicious :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

The boiled and peeled potatoes look so cute...The dish looks very very yum and delicious..
Thanks for sending it to the event.

Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy n Tempting Curry dear!!You know me to bought small aloos to make some curry..I totaly forgot abt my Aloo..Thanks for remembering dear :)
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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

dum aloo looking yummy....

Sonali Pradhan said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my favorites...absolutely loved the curry dear !!!

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Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav dishes too :)

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummmmmmmmmy really like this dish!!

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

curry looks so tempting.. nice cute little potatoes..

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....super yummy n creamy.....

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good!
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Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

dum aloo looks very tempting..awesome clicks!
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Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

so delicious and full of flavours.very tempting recipe

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

feeling kashmirian ... dum aloo my all time fav.. thanks for sharing the .. i have to try this on sunday

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious dum aloo.. its inviting me :) and those baby potatoes are looking alike gulab jamun...

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious n mouthwatering...

Lavanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Dum aloo is my fav
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jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav one, looks perfect and quite tempting too

Kusum said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious!

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,
Mouthwatering dum aloo...loved your recipe.Planning to try it soon :)

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks interesting, never tried such a dish!


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Divya Pramil said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry!! Perfect for Indian breads :)
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Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicius curry ...

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking dun aloo.....love them

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

anything with potatoes, and I am in. love the rich curry..I wouldn't even wait for it though, as those pan seared potatoes look very tempting!

Lubna Karim said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks dumdar and flavorsome.....

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic dum aloo, simply inviting and droolworthy.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy recipe

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe dear..dum aloo looks so tempting!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nicely done, looks very tempting..

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe!I will try this very soon :)Thanks for sharing :)

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

love this... ur pic is tempting me to run to the super market to buy the small potatoes...

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

dum aloo looks so delicious, nice and creamy gravy

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

so creamy n yummy looking Dum Aloo...i love it with phulkas!
looks too tempting dear! Now-a-days your pics n recipes makes me hungry even after my meal :)
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy recipe...

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy recipe

Sanika N said... Best Blogger Tips

Slurp Slurp ...my fav dish :)
Feeling hungry now