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Aloor Dum / Potatoes Cooked in Spicy Gravy

Luchi aloor Dum is a famous Bengali breakfast. Mostly in Sunday’s before the launch of 2 minute delights this was must in almost every houses. Aloor dum is mainly potatoes cooked in spicy gravy though there are many ways of cooking aloor dum, today I am sharing the spicy and delicious one that is most popular in my house. In winter we cook it with small baby potatoes but you can try with regular potatoes too. I am sure you will love this spicy potato curry. Enjoy aloor dum.

Preparation time:  15 minutes
Cooking time:  40 minutes 
Serve : 4 to 5  
Ingredients: 20 baby potatoes boiled 1 big onion sliced 1 small onion chopped 8 to 10 chopped garlic 1 tsp chopped ginger 1 bay leaves ¼ cup tomato puree 1 tsp red chilly powder or to taste ½ tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder 1 tsp roasted cumin and coriander powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder ¼ tsp garam masala powder 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter ¼ cup oil salt to taste Methods of Cooking
Heat 1 tsp of oil. Now fry small onion chopped, garlic and ginger till brown. Let it cool down then make a fine paste. Heat oil in a pan. Slightly fry the potatoes. Keep aside. Now add bay leaves in the oil. Now add sliced onion. Fry till golden. Now add the fried masala paste and add all the dry spices (except garam masala) and tomato puree. Now fry the masala again till oil comes out from the masala. Now add the fried potatoes. Mix well with the masala. Now add 1 1/2 cup warm water. Now let it come to boil. Cook in high flame till the gravy gets bit thicker. Add ghee and garam masala powder. Mix well. Put off the flame. In Bengali we serve this with luchi (fried Indian bread) but you can try it with roti (Indian flat bread) or poori and paratha as a delicious side dish anytime.

Happy Cooking!


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