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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

This is a 5 star quality restaurant dum aloo recipe which does not require onion or garlic. With minimal ingredients this recipe can be prepared in jiffy mins.

Golden baby potatoes/ small potatoes-500gms( I bought them at farmers market)
Thick curd/ yogurt-2tbsp
Cashew nuts-15( grind to a smooth paste by adding few tbsp water)
Red chili powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste
Oil required

For Masala powder( grind the below ingredients to very fine powder)
Green cardamom-1
Shai jeera-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Boil the baby potatoes until tender, peel the potatoes skin and set aside the potatoes. Heat generous tbsps of oil in a sauce pan, when oil is medium hot add the ground masala powder to the oil and sauté for few seconds. Now add the boiled potatoes to the sauce pan and toss well in the masala powder. Reduce the heat and add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt to the potatoes. Sauté the potatoes for few more mins, now add the curd and ground cashew paste to the potatoes. Add about 1/4 cup water to the potatoes and check the seasoning. Boil the potatoes on high heat until the gravy thickens and oil separates on the sides of the pan. Garnish Dum Aloo with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.


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