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Dum Aaloo - Vegtarian Indian Dishes

Dum Aaloo is one of the most common and popular Indian vegetarian dishes. It is well known within the Indian Culinary world. Today I will provide you the simple steps to prepare this dish and who knows you can win the hearts of your loved ones through it.

Indian Cuisines is vast and this dish is one which people would like to learn to prepare. Below are provided the ingredients and methods of preparation.

Ingredients needed

  • Aloo/Potatoes – 900 gms
  • Ghee or Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Ghee – 1 Cup
  • Onion – 1 large (chopped)
  • Tomato Puree – 4 Tablespoon
  • Hot water – 4 tablespoon
  • Curd – 140 ml
  • Green Pepper – 1 (sliced with seeds removed)
  • Garam Masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Spices
  • Cloves – 4
  • Bay Leaves – 4
  • Black Peppercorns – 6
  • Green Cardamom – 4
  • Brown Cardamom – 1
  • A piece of Cinnamon Stick
  • Ingredients for making paste
  • A large onion finely chopped
  • 12 garlic flakes
  • Ginger – 2 tablespoon
  • Black Peppercorns – 6
  • Poppy Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chillies (dried) – 2
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Mace (ground) – a pinch
  • Nutmeg (ground) – a pinch
  • Turmeric – 1 teaspoon


Methods of preparation


  • Start off your dish's preparation by scraping the aaloo (potatoes), prick all over the potatoes and soak them in water with little salt for a couple of hours.


  • Now, dry the soaked potatoes on a cloth and meanwhile heat the ghee or the vegetable oil. Deep-fry the potatoes until they turn golden brown in color. Drain the oil from fried potatoes and set them aside.
  • Take a flame-proof pan, heat the measured ghee and fry onions with all the spices until the onions becomes golden brown in color. Now grind the ingredients to make the paste and mix them with the mixture in the pan. Cook for another 10 minutes. Put in the tomato puree, curd and salt and stir.


  • Now add the aaloo/potatoes, pour the hot water and cook over low heat for five minutes. Sprinkle over the dish with garam masala and pepper and cook for a few minutes. Garnish according to your choice.


  • Your Dum Aaloo is done and is ready to be served.

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