Authentic Dum Aloo(Punjabi Recipe)

Dum Aloo(Baby potatoes) is popular vegetarian dish. Baby potatoes marinated with yogurt and spices then cooked in onion-tomato base rich creamy gravy. It is royal, delicious dish and very easy to make.


  • Baby potatoes – 8 to 1o
  • For marination
    • Hung curd-2 tbsp
    • Salt-1/2 tsp
    • Coriander  powder-1/2 tsp
    • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
    • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
    • Ginger garlic pase-1/2 tsp
  • For gravy
    • Cashew nut – 6 to 7
    • Onion -1/2 cup chopped
    • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
    • Cumin seed – 1 tsp
    • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
    • Tomato-1 chopped
    •  Whole black paper –  1/2 tsp
    •  Whole green cardamom – 2 to 3
    • Bay leaf – 1 to 2
    • Clove – 1 to 2
    • Cinnamon – 1 stick
    • Salt – 1/2 tsp (as per taste)
    • Cooking oil – 4 tbs
    • Garam masala – 1 tsp
    • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp finely chopped


Step 1 – Take  one cup water in a saucepan and add cashew nut, chopped tomatoes then boil it for 10-12 minutes till mixture gets soften. Switch off flame and cool it keep aside.

Step 2 – Wash baby potatoes with water and put on cooker  with 2 cup water and 1/2 tsp salt and cook it for 3-4 whistles. Cool it completely and peel all potatoes and keep aside.

Step 3 – In  bowl take boiled, peeled potatoes add hung curd, all spices and mix it gently then cover it and keep in freeze for 30-60 minutes.

Step 4 -In nonstick pan  heat, 2tbsp   oil,  add chopped onion and cook it for 2 minutes .In same pan add marinated potatoes and cook for another 3-5 minutes in medium flame till it gets golden in color. Keep it aside.

Step 5 -In grinder take onion, boiled cashew nut, tomatoes and grind  it to make smooth paste. Keep it aside.

Step 6– In other nonstick pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add cumin seed, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon and saute till it it get fragrant.  Add ginger garlic paste, onion-tomato paste and cook it for 2-3minutes. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix it .

Step 7 -Add fried potatoes and cook in low flame for 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve with Roti/Naan !!!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks very delicious. I too love aloo dum.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love dum aloo.. Great recipe 👍👌

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks , it’s my pleasure!!!


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