Aloo Dum


  • 10 small potatoes
  • 3 medium sized onions
  • 2-3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • A small piece of ginger
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 1/2 tsp dhania(coriander) powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying the potatoes
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil/ghee(clarified butter)


  • Boil the potatoes. Peel them and prick the potatoes with a fork.
  • Fry the potatoes in hot oil till they turn slightly brown.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the onions to light brown.
  • Grind the coconut, poppy seeds, cardamom, ginger and green chillies to a paste.
  • Add the paste to the onions. Fry till the oil separates.
  • Add chilly powder,cumin powder and dhania powder and stir for 5 mins.
  • Add the yogurt , salt and the fried potatoes.
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes and simmer till the gravy is thick for about 10 minutes.
  • Now add the garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Eat with chapathi/naan.

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