How to make Aloo Dum -

Baby potatoes cooked with masalas till dry. Go ahead give it a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू),

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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For more recipes related to Aloo Dum checkout Achari Aloo, Baby Potatoes In Spicy Yogurt Gravy, Chutneywale Aloo, Aloo Pyaaz Tamatar . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Til Matarwale Aloo Pungent Feijoada Aloo Beans Donne Mirsang Kayras

Aloo Dum

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Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Aloo Dum Recipe

  • Baby potatoes boiled and peeled 25-30

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon size tamarind ball soaked in water


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add carom seeds, bay leaves, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté.

Step 2

Add potatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, black salt, salt and sauté.

Step 3

Strain the tamarind water into the pan and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes or till the mixture become dry.

Step 4

Transfer into serving bowl and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.