Dum Aloo Recipe

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo Recipe by Jayati Singhal

Kashmiri Dam aloo is the popular cuisine of Jammu & Kashmir, India. Dum aloo is an Indian Potato curry which has an unlimited number of ways to be cooked. Every Indian state has its own version of making it either it’s a Kashmiri dum aloo, banarsi dum aloo, Punjabi dum aloo, shahi dum aloo, or bengali dum aloo. I am sharing my way of making “Dum aloo” which is quite simple using easily available ingredients.


  • Coriander seeds(2 tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds(1 tbsp)
  • Cardamom(5 pieces)
  • Black cardamom(1 piece)
  • Fennel seeds(1 tbsp)
  • Cloves(5 pieces)
  • Black pepper(5 pieces)
  • Gram flour(2 tbsp)
  • Oil(as needed)
  • Potatoes(6 medium-sized)
  • Turmeric powder(1/2 tbsp)
  • Red chilli powder(1/2 tbsp)
  • Tomatoes(4 medium-sized)
  • Salt(as per taste)
  • Curd(3/4 cup)
  • Water(1.5 cup)
  • Coriander leaves(as needed)



  • For dum aloo, we first need to prepare a garam masala for which we will dry roast some whole spices,
  • Add 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin seeds, 5 pieces of cardamom, 1 piece of black cardamom, 1 tbsp fennel seeds, 5 pieces of cloves, 5 pieces of black peppercorns and dry roast them for 2-3 minutes,
  • Transfer the roasted masala in a mixer grinder and grind it to a coarse powder,
  • Now, take 2 tbsp of gram flour in a pan and roast it till the color changes and keep aside,
  • Heat some oil in a pan and deep fry 6 medium-sized potatoes till they become golden brown,
  • After frying the potatoes reduce the oil in the same pan (keep around 2-3 tbsp oil in it),
  • Add 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder and cook them for few seconds,
  • Add the tomato puree of about 4 medium-sized tomatoes and cook them until the oil separates from the corners,
  • Add salt as per your taste,
  • Add curd about 3/4 cup and cook again for 3-4 minutes,
  • When the gravy is well cooked add the prepared garam masala and gram flour that we roasted earlier,
  • Add water to adjust the consistency and let it boil,
  • Add the fried potatoes and cook together for 4-5 minutes on low flame,
  • Garnish with some coriander leaves and your “Dam Aloo” is ready to be served.


  • You can use baby potatoes or chop the normal potatoes in large sizes.
  • When you will add the gram flour to the gravy it will instantly become thick, and you have to add water to adjust the consistency.


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