Monday, May 19, 2008

Dum Aloo

10 small potatoes
2 medium sized onions
2-3 tbsp shredded coconut
A small piece of ginger
3 green chilles
1 cup yoghurt
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 1/2 tsp dhania(coriander) powder
1/2 tsp cumin(jeera) powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying the potatoes
2 tbsp cooking oil

  • Boil the potatoes. Peel them and prick the potatoes with a fork
  • shallow fry the potatoes till its little brown and set aside
  • Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the onions to light brown.
  • Grind the coconut, poppy seeds, ginger and green chillies to a paste.
  • Add the paste to the onions. Fry till the oil seperates.
  • Add chilli powder,cumin powder and dhania powder and stir for 5 mins.
  • Add the yoghurt , salt and the potatoes
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes and simmer till the gravy is thick for about 10 minutes
  • Now add the garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestions:
Eat with chapathi/nan.

Tip:Deep fried potatoes also can be used instead of shallow fry potatoes.

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