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November 20, 2008

Dum Aloo (Baked Potatoes in Rich Gravy)

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Region : Jammu and Kashmir
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Last Updated: 20-11-2008
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Ingredients :

Baby Potatoes - 500gm
Onion chopped - 2
Ginger paste - 1 Tsp
Garlic Paste - 1Tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1Tsp
Yoghurt - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 1Tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 Tbsp
Garam Masala - 1Tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil of your choice or Ghee - 2Tbsp plus extra for deep frying
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Method of Preparation :

Peel and wash the baby potatoes and prick them with a fork or toothpick. 

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. When oil is hot, deep fry the potatoes till they turn crisp and golden brown. Keep aside.

For the gravy, lightly whisk the yoghurt and to it add ginger and garlic paste, coriander powder, chilli powder. turmeric and cardamom powder. Mix all the ingredients nicely.

Heat two Tbsp oil, add cumin seeds,when cumin starts spluttering add chopped onions. Saute till onions turn light brown. To the sauteed onions add the previously fried potatoes and the yoghurt mixed with the spices.Add salt and Mix well.

Cook for 15 minutes on low heat with the lid on. stir occasionally. The gravy should thicken up after cooking and the potatoes will become soft. Sprinkle garam masala to finish off.

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