Bengali style aloor dum

Bengali style aloor dum

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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I am a foodie and a cook by passion. The aroma, the taste of food attracts me and the ingredients and their properties attract me even more. I pursued my bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering and have had a successful career in IT in automotive testing domain as an automation and manual test engineer. I worked for 8 years in Bangalore, Kolkata and Munich, Germany. After my daughter was born, I worked for 2 years and then decided to take a break to spend time with my daughter and watch her grow. Apart from spending time with my princess, I am devoting time to my hobbies of cooking and writing now.