Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Banarasi Dum Aloo

A variation of Dum Aloo that I found once again at Edible Garden.  I made a few variations - I did not deep fry the aloo, added some coriander powder ( somehow I cannot think of a recipe without this ingredient) , substituted cashew with almond.  And yet it turned out quite nice.  VK said it was like eating at a restaurant in Delhi.  I don't know if that is a compliment, but it indeed meant it was different!  And guess what - no onions - and yet a nice creamy gravy.

Baby potatoes - 15 - boil and peel

Green cardamom - 6 nos - powder
Dry Kasuri Methi - 1 tbsp
Cream - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter or oil  - 1 tbsp

For the gravy:
Tomatoes - 2 large ( or 3 medium) - quarter
Ginger - 1/2 " - chopped
Garlic - 2-3 pods - chopped
Red chillies - dry - 3-4 nos
Almonds - 7-8 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup or more

The interesting part is the preparation of the gravy.
Take a vessel. And all the ingredients listed under 'gravy'
Allow to simmer till the tomatoes turn mushy.
Blend to a smooth paste.

Then take a wok
And the butter or oil
And the powdered cardamaom
Pour in the gravy and allow to simmer for sometime or till oil separates.
Add the coriander powder
Then the boiled potatoes.  Prick them with a fork before you place in the gravy
Simmer a little more
Add the kasuri methi and salt.
And lastly the cream.

Banarasi Dum aloo is now ready for serving.  I made Bajra Puri ( since I had bajra flour that was lying around unused) a recipe I found at Kannada Cuisine.  Tasty but not as light as the regular wheat flour puri.


  1. Wow that was so inviting n tempting...

  2. Wow! The Banarasi Dum Aloo looks so creamy and delicious. I too add methi leaves sometimes to add a zing to the dish.

  3. Lovely recipe...looks creamy, spicy and yum....

  4. Creamy and yummy dish, love to have with naan

  5. Creamy and rich curry,looks awesome..perfect with chapati and rice..

  6. wow yummy looking curry. gravy is so rich.

  7. The ultimate compliment is from the person who relishes it. So you have done it.

  8. delicious and perfectly done Banarsi dum aloo..mine is still in draft.will post soon..loved your version too

  9. Wat a rich looking dum aloo,definitely a fabulous side dish for pooris..

  10. very delicious aloo...looks yumm

  11. Puri and Aloo sabji always the best combination :)

  12. I am sure this tastes absolutely fab

  13. I Love Dum Aloo...the very thought is getting my mouth water and today is my vrath day..grrr..I cannot wait for tomorrow :)

  14. awesome recipe. looks so creamy and rich.

  15. looks awesome...cant wait to try your recipe
    Tasty Appetite


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