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Dum Aloo Recipe | How to make dum aloo

Dum aloo is a delicious slow-cooked potato curry dish. That tastes delicious and is easy to prepare.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dum aloo, dum aloo recipe, how to make dum aloo
Servings: 4 People


  • 500 gm small potatoes aloo
  • 3-4 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 green chilli
  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1 bowl curd
  • 2 medium size onion
  • cumin seeds
  • salt
  • haldi powder
  • red chilli powder
  • garam masala
  • Kasuri methi
  • elaichi
  • dal chini
  • kali mirch
  • laung
  • hing
  • cream
  • coriander leaves


Preparing Potaotes

  • Boil the potatoes and peel the skin off them.
  • Take a fork and poke some holes in the potatoes. So that the potatoes absorb the flavour of the masala.
  • Add ½ tsp salt, 1/2 tsp haldi powder, and ½ tsp red chilli powder. And mix them well.

Shallow frying of potatoes

  • Turn on the gas and heat the pan.
  • Add 3 tbsp oil and heat it.
  • Add all the masala coated potatoes to it.
  • Shallow fry them on medium flames.
  • Take them out in the tissue paper. So that the extra oil is absorbed by tissue paper.

Making Dum Aloo

  • In the same pan add the khade masale dal chini, kali mirch, laung and elaichi. There is no need to add the oil. Use the leftover oil for this.
  • Add ½ tsp cumin seeds and cook it a little bit.
  • After that, add 2 pinches of hing. And cook it a little bit.
  • Add roughly chopped green chillies and ginger to it and mix it well. Cook it a little bit.
  • Now, add roughly chopped onion to it. And cook it for 1-2 minutes or cook until they become soft.
  • Add roughly chopped tomatoes to it. And cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ½ tsp haldi powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder, and 1 tsp salt and mix it well.
  • Cook the masala for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture to the plate for cooling down.
  • Add mixture in the mixer jar and make a smooth paste of it.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tsp oil and heat it.
  • Add the mixture paste to it. And cook it for 1 minute.
  • Add kasuri methi and ½ tsp garam masala to it. And mix it well.
  • Cook the masala.
  • Add curd to the pan and mix it well for 1-2 minutes on the low medium flame.
  • Add all the shallow fry potatoes to it.
  • Mix it well.
  • Put a little bit of water on it.
  • Cover the lid. And Cook dum aloo on high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Take out dum aloo in the serving bowl.
  • Garnish it with cream or malai on top of it.
  • And garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.