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Recipe of Dum Aloo in Cooker | How to Make Baby Potatoes in Crunchy Peanut Curry

Vama Dattani | Saturday, August 30, 2014 |
Dum Aloo
Dum Aloo is a famous kashmiri cuisine. Traditionally the small baby potatoes are deep fried and cooked on low flame. Its a lengthy procedure and very time consuming. I know you all might be thinking then how Dum Aloo can be made in cooker. This is quick shortcut to the authentic dum aloo that I learned from my MIL. We also use some peanut powder in this recipe that gives it a unique flavour. It is a very quick recipe and requires very basic ingredients which are available easily at home. It does not require frying the baby potatoes and is a healthy alternative to the traditional Dum Aloo. The baby potatoes cooked in peanut gravy taste great with tava Parathas or plain rice or even pita bread. So lets proceed step by step.


Before we start making dum aloo in cooker we should start with the preparations. 

We require small baby potatoes to make dum aloo. Peel the potatoes and prick them with fork and keep aside. In a grinder coarsely grind peanuts to a fine powder. Make puree of tomatoes, garlic, green chillies, and ginger. Finely chop the onions.

Now lets start making Dum Aloo in Cooker. Heat oil in a pressure cooker (preferably non stick).

After the oil is hot add cumin seeds and asafoetida.

After the seeds crackle add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook the onions till they are translucent.

Now add the tomato, ginger-garlic and chilli puree that we prepared earlier 

Add all the spices including turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix all the ingredients well. Cook the puree for about 5 minutes till you can see oil on the sides.

Now add the baby potatoes and half glass of water

Cook the potatoes in the gravy for 2-3 minutes and add the grounded peanut powder. Also add half tablespoons of garam masala and mix well

Now cover the lid and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Dum Aloo in Cooker is ready. Serve hot with Jeera Paratha, onion salad and buttermilk.
  
RECIPE OF DUM ALOO IN COOKER
Small baby potatoes pressure cooked in tangy and crunchy tomato gravy.
By Vama
PREP TIME:10 Minutes COOK TIME:15 Minutes TOTAL TIME:25 Minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 12 Small Baby potatoes
  • 1 cup Peanut Powder
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 medium Tomatoes
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 4 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4th tablespoon Cumin Seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4th tablespoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4th tablespoon Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
Dum Aloo




INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Peel the potatoes and prick them with fork and keep aside.
  2. In a grinder coarsely grind peanuts to a fine powder.
  3. Make puree of tomatoes, garlic, green chillies and ginger.
  4. Finely chop the onions.
  5. Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  6. After the oil is hot add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  7. After the seeds crackle add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook the onions till they are translucent.
  8. Now add the tomatoes, ginger-garlic and chilli paste.
  9. Add all the spices including turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
  10. Cook the puree for about 5 minutes till you can see oil on the sides.
  11. Now add the baby potatoes and half glass of water
  12. Cook the potatoes in the gravy for 2-3 minutes and add the grounded peanut powder. Also add half tablespoons of garam masala and mix well.
  13. Now cover the lid and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles. Dum Aloo in Cooker is ready. Serve hot with Jeera Paratha, onion salad and buttermilk.

If you are looking for other curry recipes check Rajma , vegetable Jaipuri ,  Bread Chole

2 comments:

  1. Hi vama... mehak here..ur blog is really interesting n d step by step pattern adopted by u is really helpful. ..I just wanna knw, isn't there ny index created? Or aren't recipes r categorised in veg/desert/starter etc??....if yes , whr cn I find d same....

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    1. Hi Mehak, thanks for your comments. There is an index on the left hand side that categorizes recipes in deserts, main course etc.

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