Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dum aloo

There are some combinations that you just cannot go wrong with - Luchi and Dum aloo is one of those. The puffed white puris and the potatoes cooked in an aromatic mix of spices is a pairing that is meant to be.
When I decided that I was going to make luchis for this blogging marathon themed on Bengali cuisine, I knew that I had to pair it with Dum Aloo. I immediately remembered the Dum Aloo that my friend D had cooked and brought to work one day and promptly sent a mail to her asking her if she could send me the recipe. Despite being bogged down by work, she did so within 10 minutes of getting my mail and I've followed her recipe to the T. Thank you D for a keeper recipe.

What you need:
Potatoes - 1/2 kg, boiled, peeled and cut into small pieces
(The original recipe calls for baby potatoes, but I had none on hand)
Tomato - 4 large, finely chopped
Oil - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Ginger - 1 inch piece, julienned and some more crushed to get about 2 tsp of ginger juice
Separately dry roast and powder the following:
Corriander seed/dhania - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds/jeera - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 5 or 6
Black pepper corns - 5 or 6

Heat oil in a pan. Add the julienned ginger, followed by the chopped tomato, salt and half of the powder. Cook on low heat until the tomatoes soften. Stir in the potatoes, the rest of the spice powder and about half a cup of water. Stir well and boil for a while until the spice mix coats the potatoes well. Add the ginger juice, a tsp of ghee and mix well. Remove from heat and serve hot with luchis.

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Satya said...

wow dum aloo without onion looks amazing...In this Kartika masam no body my mom won't eat onion so i can make this for her..yummy
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

this is indeed a different version of dum aloo with no spice overload and no onions. but the end result looks so deliciously inviting. lovely recipe

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

dum aloo without onion - that is looking so delicious!! I know lot of people who will not eat garlic and onion during some months!!

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Nayna Kanabar said...

Looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

I reckon in Dum aloo a little cream/curd can be added for a little more creaminess :) Else the color on potatoes is lovely.

Srivalli said...

As I said Luchis are my favorite bread and pairing it with dum aloo makes it simply perfect!..looks great Jay

Priya said...

Always love fried puris with aloo, dum aloo with luchi, wat a prefect pair.

Rajani S said...

Yeah, this is a great combination of flavors :)

Vidya said...

Sounds amazing...will definitely try this.
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Vani said...

It is so nice to see you posting so oftem, Jay. All settled in BOM? I make regular pooris with wheat. Gotta try making luchis sometime. Your dum aloo sounds yum

rekhas kitchen said...

Looks so inviting I like to have this with lutchis wow mouth watering combination

PJ said...

Poori and aloo are a killer combo!!

Pavani said...

Awesome looking dum aloo.. Yumm!!