Saturday, April 2, 2011

Home Style Kashmiri Dum Aloo (Creamy Potato Curry) AND AWARD!!

Dum Aloo is a classic and signature North Indian delicacy that was traditionally cooked in a sealed clay pot to avoid the moisture from escaping. In a modern world and in the everyday kitchen setting, this recipe is the closest contemporary counterpart. Dum Aloo is characterized by a rich and creamy gravy with potatoes that are boiled and then pan fried.

My mom would often make Dum Aloo at home during my childhood days.

I had a bunch of potatoes in my pantry that needed attention. I am bored of cooking and eating the usual suspects (read dishes) for lunch/dinner. So, after so many years, I decided to try my luck with a new recipe.

1. 2-3 potatoes, boiled, peeled, haved, forked, then pan fried.
2. 1 onion grated
3. 1 pod garlic
4. cashewnuts, a handful
5. Dry roasted cloves, peppercorn, poppy seeds, and cinnamon
6. yogurt, 1 cup, whisked
7. 1 tsp cumin seeds
8. 1 bay leaf
9. 1 pinch of heeng
10. tomato paste, 3-4 tsp
11. 1 tsp Cumin powder
12. 1 tsp Coriander powder
13. 1 tsp red chili powder
14. 1 tsp turmeric powder
15. 1 tsp ghee or clarified butter
16. mace, a small piece
17. nutmeg, a pinch
18 Salt to taste

1. Grate roasted cloves,onions, garlic, cinnamon, poppy seeds, black peppercorn, mace, nutmeg, cashews.
2. Heat a wok.
3. Add ghee and cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
4. Add a bay leaf to this and heeng.
5. Add grated ingredients.
6. Add ingredients 10-14 and salt. Cook till it leaves the ghee. If you like a kick, add some garam masala. I did.
7. Add water and yogurt and let it simmer for 10 mins or so.
8. Add pan fried boiled potatoes and cook for another 5 mins or so.

Serve Warm with roti or parantha.

Verdict: Did not regret it.
Food Palette Pink!
Disclaimer: Weight watchers, beware!

Priya, from Now Serving, has kindly bestowed me an award. Thanks,Priya! This means a lot to me and I am grateful! It's so much fun blogging with you guys. This blog world is a better place to be in because of positive energy bloggers like you disseminate. I love visiting all your blogs. You all are a great bunch!

Since the award needs to be passed on to a specific person, this time around I would like to pass on this award to Prathibha of Chef and Her Kitchen. Pratibha is one talented blogger and I feel that her blog kicks some ass. Congrats, Prathu!


veena said...

Congrtulations on your award. Curry looks perfect!!!!!!!!!11

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks rich and delicious dear...
will soon try this out :)

Nandinis food said...

Congrats. Very rich creamy curry there!

Prathima Rao said...

Congrats on ur awards!!! And this gravy looks too delicious..!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

chef and her kitchen said...

That dum aloo looks really creamy ,wish I could get to taste that...
I m flattered dear..:)
Thanks a lot for sharing dat award wid me...

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a wonderful looking dum aloo,seriously am drooling here...congrats on ur award..

Priyanka@The Healthy Diary said...

This looks perfect and your pictures are always so photogenic.

Malar Gandhi said...

So delicious, luv dum aloo, perfect with pulkahs

Swanavalli Suresh said...

your dum aloo makes me salivation!!! awesome recipe ad good pic

Puja said...

OOOOhhhhhh....!!! delicious dum aloo- I love this soooo much... now I've got the craving :))
Congrats on your award dear..

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Torviewtoronto said...

congrats on the award thank you for linking this to the event looks flavourful and delicious

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