My first 2 tries were not so good (flops actually). Then I decided to try out for one last time and told myself ..If this time too the Aaloor Dum doesn’t match up to my satisfaction, I should give up trying. But thank God! The dish turned out very well. S too appreciated my effort. And I’ve stuck to the recipe ever since that day. Here’s the recipe.
- 10 boiled baby potatoes
- 1 tsp onion paste
- 1 small tomato, finely chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/2 tsp hing (Asafoetida)
- 1 tsp jeera powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp aamchur (dry mango powder)
- 3-4 tbsp curd
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt to taste
- A handfull of finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- Mix jeera powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, aamchur powder in 3-4 tbsp of curd and keep it aside (don't allow any lumps to be formed) and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaves and asafoetida (hing), add onion paste, sugar and fry till it becomes pinkish.
- Add tomatoes and sauté till it blends well.
- Add the masala mixture to the pan and remove the pan from the flame for a couple of minutes.
- Stir well and again keep it on the gas stove on medium flame and saute till oil separates from the masala.
- Add the baby potatoes and mix it well so that the masala completely binds the potatoes.
- Add a little water and salt to taste and sauté for sometime.
- If you want your Aaloor Dum with gravy, take it off the flame. If you prefer it with thick gravy, sauté a little longer.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.
P.S: Along with Aaloor Dum I made raw banana thoran using Superchef's basic thoran recipe. It tasted nice. My thanks to Manju (Superchef):))
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