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Vrat special Dum Aloo

Vrat special Dum Aloo

Dum aloo is made all over the country in different ways. Whole baby potatoes are fried and then served in a curry. This recipe is particularly to be enjoyed during the fasts.


  • 300g Baby Potatoes
  • 200g Tomato puree
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1” Cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 Green Cardamom
  • 2tsp Cumin seed
  • 3tsp Pepper corns
  • 100g Khoya (reduced milk), mashed well
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1tbsp Ginger juliennes
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1tbsp Desi ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1tbsp Water Chestnut flour (Singhada ka atta)
  • 2tbsp Cream or beaten Malai
  • Sendha namak(Rock salt) to taste
  • Peanut oil to deep fry


  1. Boil the potatoes till half done.
  2. Cool the potatoes and peel them.
  3. Deep fry the potatoes in peanut oil till lightly golden and crisp on the outside.
  4. Heat 1tbsp ghee in a pan.
  5. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, pepper corns and cardamoms. (you can also use powders instead).
  6. Add the ginger paste with 1tbsp water.
  7. Saute the ginger paste till the raw smell disappears and add the khoya.
  8. Sauté till the khoya turns a light pink.
  9. Add the tomato puree. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
  10. Add the fried potatoes and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  11. Add the ginger juliennes, remaining ground spices, slit green chilies and the cream.
  12. Season with rock salt and serve hot.
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