Bengali style aloor dum is one of the first dishes I started my cooking lessons with. Its too easy to make. Usually served with luchi or parantha, Bengali style aloor dum is often cooked in bengali households and one of their favourites (including mine), specially on Sundays for breakfasts!
Time required to cook Bengali style aloor dum: 45 minutes
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Ingredients for Bengali style aloor dum to serve 2 people:
- 2 – 3 potatoes – cut into halves
- 2 onions – sliced thinly
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tomato – chopped
- A paste of 1 tbsp curd, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp kashmiri Mirch
- Whole spices – 1 cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom, 5 cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- Fresh coriander leaves – chopped
- 1 tsp sugar
- Salt to taste
- Refined oil
- Green peas
Bengali style aloor dum recipe:
- Heat oil in a wok. Temper it with whole spices mentioned above and bay leaf as well
- Add a tsp of sugar
- Add onion julienne and let it caramelise
- Add grated ginger and salt. Stir
- Add the tomatoes and cook till soft
- Add the paste of curd and powdered spices. Add potatoes. Stir till oil starts to separate
- Add green peas and stir bit
- Add about 2 cups of water and cook till potatoes are soft and cooked thoroughly
- Switch off flame
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with luchi!
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