Dum Aloo (Fried Potatoes in Spicy Sauce )

Recipe by Samiksha
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 8 dum aloo




  • Peel the potatoes and pierce them all over with a fork.
  • Heat the oil in a pan for frying and deep fry the potatoes till they get a red- brown tinge.
  • In a separate pan, heat the 2tbsp oil on medium heat.Add cumin seeds, cardamoms and the cinnamon stick to the hot oil (the seeds should crackle).
  • Add onions and saute them till they become translucent.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute them till they loose the raw smell.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook then covered for 5 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chillli powder, corriander powder, fennel seeds and garam masala, Saute the spices till the oil starts oozing out.
  • Add the yogurt and keep stirring the yogurt until it comes to a boil.
  • Now add salt and stir.
  • Add about 2 cups of water and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Add the potatoes and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat, covered.
  • Add sugar and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.