Kashmiri Dum Aloo | Vegetarian Curry | Kashmiri Cuisine | Potato in Yogurt Gravy | Flavour Diary

dum aloo kashmiri cuisine flavourdiary

Kashmiri cuisine has its own flavours and taste compared to other regional indian cuisine. The use of mustard oil and fennel powder makes it different from others. Kashmiri cuisine is famous for its meat recipes but for today i am sharing one of the famous vegetarian recipe called Dum Aloo boiled/steamed potatoes). Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a simple recipe where baby potatoes are boiled, fried and cooked in yogurt sauce.
There are many variations in preparation of dum aloo like useage of onion , tomatoes and few exclude one or both...but for today's recipes it's No Onion No Garlic and No Tomato recipe.So this can be enjoyed during fasting (vrat) too.

Level: Easy
Total time: 30-40 mins
serves: 2-3

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Baby Potatoes: 300gms
Yogurt: 1 - 1 1/2 cup(alway use fresh no sour yogurt)
Oil for frying
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon (to taste)
Fennel Powder: 2 teaspoon
Cumin Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard Oil:2 tablespoons
Cardamom/Elaichi: 1 or 2
Cinnamon/Dalchini: 1/2 inch

Cloves/Laung: 2
Salt to taste
Chopped Coriander to garnish


Boil and peel the potatoes.With the help of fork, prick the potatoes randomly.
In a pan add 1/4th cup of oil and fry potatoes, till it turns golden brown or deep fry the potatoes.
In a small bowl add red chilli powder,fennel powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder,turmeric powder and water(1/4th cup).
In another pan add mustard oil, let it heat up until smoky and then add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
Add chilli powder water to it and turn to off the heat.Stir once.
Now add whisked yogurt and stir vigorously and turn the heat one and stir continuously and bring it to boil.
Now add fried potatoes,salt,water (1/2 - 3/4 cup) and  stir once and turn the heat to medium and close the lid and let it cook for 8-10 minutes. Stir in between to avoid burns at bottom.Check the consistency and then off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander.
Serve it with any flavoured rice or roti or flatbread.

If you add yogurt in hot oil it will breaks, so you have to add when the oil is at medium heat and stir it continuously to prevent from breaks in yogurt.
kashmiri Dum Aloo  potato in yogurt gravy

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