Thursday, 28 January 2016

How to make Dum aloo gravy recipe with Baby Potatoes - Shahi Dum Aloo

learn How to make Dum aloo gravy recipe which is yet another spicy and tasty Gravy recipe,  so lets learn how to make this with small Baby Potatoes. We can make Dum Aloo using diced big aloo pieces but a Baby Aloo as a whole looks even more appetizing and suits better for this recipe as you can have a whole Aloo in the saucy n creamy Aloo gravy. Dum aloo without onion and garlic is preferred during fasting days.

How to make Dum aloo gravy recipe with Baby Potatoes
Dum aloo gravy recipe

Dum aloo gravy is also called as Shahi Dum Aloo as Cashew and Onion paste is used in this recipe where cashew is a key ingredient in any shahi recipes. 

There are many variations such as Punjabi Dum Aloo, Kashmiri Dum Aloo and Bengali Dum Aloo. In these recipes Khova is used also along with cashew and onion paste. Tomatoes and green chilli paste is also used in these variations.

You can serve Shahi Dum Aloo with Naan, Chapathi, Pulaos etc. I served it as a side dish for Carrot Peas Pulao recipe.

Do visit other aloo gravy recipes,

- Potato (aloo) Kurma for chapathi and poori

- Potato (aloo) Capsicum Sabzi for Chapati

Shahi Dum aloo gravy recipe - Ingredients:

For Boiling and Frying Potatoes:

1. Baby Potatoes - 10
2. Water - As needed
3. Oil - 5 to 6 tbsps

For Grinding:

1. Oil - 2 tsps
2. Onion - 2
3. Cashews - 10 to 12

For Preparation:

1. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
2. Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
3. Curd - 1/2 cup
4. Water - As needed
5. Oil - 3 tsps
6. Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsps
7. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsps
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
10. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
11. Salt - To taste
12. Hing - 1/2 tsp
13. Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp


How to make Dum aloo gravy recipe with Baby Potatoes

1. Boil Baby potatoes, peel and prick them using a fork, drain on a tissue before frying so that excess moisture if any may drain up
2. Pricking with a fork helps the oil enter aloo and it gets cooked evenly and quickly
3. Heat oil for frying baby potatoes, place baby potatoes in the oil and fry nicely till the outer layer of aloo becomes crisp and golden in colour. Keep turning potatoes while frying using tongs so that they get fried evenly on all sides.

Fried Baby Potatoes - Dum Aloo

4. After frying nicely, drain baby potatoes on tissue so that excess oil oozes out

5. Heat oil in a pan, add onion pieces and cashews, fry nicely
6. When they are fried, cool down and grind to a fine paste, keep aside

Cashew onion paste - Shahi Dum Aloo

7. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, once they splutter add ginger garlic paste, hing and cook for a minute
8. Add fried baby potatoes, onion cashew paste and mix nicely
9. Add all the spices i.e. Garam Masala Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Salt and mix nicely

Spicy Dum Aloo - Kashmiri Dum Aloo

10. Add beaten curd and water and mix nicely
11. Simmer the flame, cover and cook till gravy thickens to creamy texture

Punjabi Dum Aloo

12. Add crushed Kasuri Methi, mix nicely, switch off and your
Dum Aloo gravy recipe is ready to serve.

Shahi Dum Aloo - Punjabi Dum Aloo - Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Shahi Dum Aloo