Shahi Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo is one of the popular dishes from northern side of India. To prepare this dish we cook baby potatoes in tomato and yogurt based gravy, and with quite a few spices. I have shared another recipe for Dum Aloo and that one has onion, garlic and ginger but this recipe does not these. Hope you enjoy it!!!

Also try: Dum Aloo or Achaari Aloo.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 25 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3


  1. Baby Potato – 15 (boiled, peeled and pricked with a toothpick or a fork)
  2. Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Fennel Seed Powder – 3 tsp
  5. Cashew Powder – 1 tbsp (optional)
  6. Clove – 2 (crushed)
  7. Curd – 1/2 cup (whisked)
  8. Gram Flour – 1 tbsp
  9. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
  11. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/3 tsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder – 1/3 tsp
  14. Oil – 4 tbsp
  15. Water – 1 1/2 cup
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Shahi Dum Aloo:

  1. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter
  2. Turn flame to low (prevents masala from burning up). Add gram flour, fennel seed powder, cloves, cashew powder, kashmiri red chili powder,  turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and kasuri methi. Saute for 3-4 mins, it’ll be aromatic
  3. Add tomatoes and turn flame to medium. Saute and cook till tomatoes are soft and oil starts to separate
  4. Add whisked curd. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins with continuous stirring. Oil will start separating
  5. Add boiled potatoes and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins. Stirring occasionally
  6. Add water and bring it to boil. Cover and cook for around 15 mins on low-medium flame. Gravy will get thick. Keep stirring in between
  7. Turn off the flame and your Shahi Dum Aloo is ready.

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