Monday, May 20, 2013

ALOO DUM

Aloo Dum belongs to,specifically,Kashmiri cuisine.The potatoes,usually smaller ones,are first deep fried, then cooked slowly at low flame in a gravy with spices. Dum Aloo is a popular recipe cooked throughout India.



INGREDIENTS:-

Boiled Potatoes-2 large(peeled and cut into cubes)
Chopped Onion-1 large
Chopped Tomato-1 large
Ginger-1 inch
Garlic-6-8 cloves
Whole garam masala-1 tbsp(cardamoms,cloves,black pepper,coriander seeds,cumin seeds,cinnamon and bay leaves)
Dry red chili-2
Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder-1/2 tsp(If required)
Cumin Powder-1 tsp
Coriander Powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Dry fenugreek leaves-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves-2 tbsp(for garnish)

METHOD:-

1-Make a fine paste of ginger,garlic,half chopped onion and dry red chili,Keep aside.
2-In a large pan heat oil,splutter whole garam masala,then add remaining chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
3-Then add the ginger,garlic,onion and chili paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
4-Add turmeric powder,chili powder,cumin and coriander powder,garam masala powder,dry fenugreek leaves and salt.Mix properly.
5-Add the chopped tomato and cover,cook till the tomatoes are mushy,remove the lead and cook till the oil is separated.
6-Add the boiled potatoes,stir gently to coat potatoes with masala.Add 1 cup of water,reduce heat and simmer the potatoes for another 5 mints.
7-Adjust the gravy consistency as required.Remove from heat and garnish with chopped Coriander leaves.Serve hot with rice or roti.

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