Monday, April 16, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 16, Kashmiri Dum ALu!

1-2 Canned Baby Potatoes
1 tsp Jeera Pwd
1 tsp Dhania Pwd
2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Crushed Saunf(Fennel Seeds)
3 tbsp of Yoghurt
1-2 tbspTomato Paste
1/2 - 1 Medium sized Onion, 4-6 Green Chillies and  Ginger Garlic(ground to paste)
Whole Garam Masala (1/2 inch Cinnamon, 4-5 Black pepper, 2 bay leaves, 1-2 cardamom pods crushed, masala ilaichi)
1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi (optional)
salt to taste

1. Drizzle some oil over the baby potatoes and bake them on 350 for 15-20 min or until slight golden brown in the oven.
2. In a kadhai, add some oil and saute the whole garam masala(1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick, Masala Elaichi, Cardamom pods crushed, Black Pepper and Bay leaves).
3. Add the onion, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste and saute.
4. Add tomato paste and saute.
5. Add the powdered garam masala and saute (3-4 min on low flame).
6. Add the baby potatoes(baked/broil if necessary), saute for another 3 mins.
7. Now add the yoghurt. Beat the yogurt smooth before adding it to the gravy.
8. Add water(depending on what consistency you are looking at, dont add too much..maybe 1/4 cup).
9. Add the kasoori methi and fennel seeds after the fisrt boil.
10. Cover and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and Serve hot with Roti/Rice


Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!!! Texture looks amazing for dum alu.....I will try grinding onion green chillies and ginger garlic together next time. I make it using chopped onions, but this looks awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

My dum alu's turn out very plain....but yours look very delectable, especially the sauce and potatoes look quite delectable......cant wait to try these.

Anonymous said...

Love the texture!!! I liked the idea of adding fennel seeds and kasooi methi after the first boil.... I always burn fennel seeds tadka and ruin the dish :(((((
Thanks a ton for this recipe:)


Khyati said...

Mouth watering!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this recipe and more importantly thank you for the tips...

Janhavi said...

Looks so good Roopali... I have a Kashmiri freind here who introduced me to using saunf in our curries like , chole, rajma or anything and if you have not already tried it... u should.. u will love the outcome!!! But love your concept the daily recipe...... awesome job u r doing