Bengali Aloo Dum Recipe:
Alu’r dom as we call it, a spicy and delicious quick fix for anytime craving.
This is a quick fix recipe for most of the festivals that are celebrated at home or the ‘bhog prasad’, which used to be sometimes given, along with the atypical Bengali maida ‘luchis’.
Ingredients (Serves 3-4):
- 2-4 tsp of mustard oil,
- 1 stick cinnamon, crushed,
- 2-3 cardamoms, crushed,
- 2-3 cloves, crushed,
- 500 grams baby potatoes or medium sized potatoes, cubed and boiled,
- 2 tbsp tomato puree,
- 200 grams yogurt,
- 1 tsp red chili powder,
- 1 tsp ginger paste,
- 2 green chilies, finely chopped,
- 1 tsp roasted cumin powder,
- Salt to taste,
- Sugar to taste
- Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- Heat mustard oil in a kadai and let it smoke. Add the roughly crushed whole spices and sauté until they crackle.
- Immediately, add the boiled potatoes and fry till slightly golden. Now add the fresh tomato puree and stir in to coat the potatoes well.
- Meanwhile, take yogurt, ginger paste and red chili powder and mix well. Add this mixture into the potatoes and stir in. Add green chilies, a dash of salt and sugar, according to taste and let the potatoes simmer on low flame, covered.
- The gravy should be aromatic and thick after a while. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder over it and mix well.
- Turn off the heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with hot ‘puris’ or the quintessential ‘maida’ luchis.