How to cook Punjabi Dum Aloo

Posted on Oct 16 2018 - 1:39pm by kumar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Serves: 2 People

    Ingredients to cook Punjabi Dum Aloo :

  • 30 Baby Potatoes
  • Onions (ground to paste)
  • Tomatoes (Pureed)
  • 10 Cashewnuts (soaked and ground to paste)
  • 2 – 3 tbs Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi

    How to cook Punjabi Dum Aloo :

  • Pressure cook the baby potatoes with a little salt for 1 whistle. Peel them and keep ready.
  • Soak cashew nuts in warm water fro 15 – 20 minutes and then make a smooth paste.
  • Heat some oil in a fry pan, and roast the potatoes till they are golden brown all around.
  • Now again heat the remaining oil in a pan, and add cumin seeds and hing. Add the onion paste and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the ginger garlic paste and continue sauteing on medium flame.
  • Once the onion paste becomes nice and brown, add the tomato puree and cook for 5 – 6 minutes, Then add the spice powders (except garam masala) and give a mix.
  • Allow the gravy to cook for 5 minutes, and then add the cashew paste. Let it cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water and once the gravy comes to a boil, throw in the fried baby potatoes. Keep the flame in low-med and let the potatoes simmer in the gravy for 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Then add the garam masala and the crushed Kasuri methi, and turn off stove after 2 – 3 minutes.

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