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Kashmiri Dum Aloo

  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Lusciously creamy, fresh, vibrant in colour, super spicy Kashmiri Dum aloo Recipe with layers of fabulous flavour. SO EASY, comforting! Pairs amazingly well with anything and on your table in less than 30 mins! 


  • 1/2 kg Baby potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 2 tbs Oil
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri redchilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 3 Tbs yogurt/curd
  • 1 tsp salt

To Grind:

  • 3 Kashmiri chilies
  • 3 dry red chilies
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 6 garlic pods
  • 1 tbsp Ginger


Prep work:

  1. Pressure cook baby potatoes for 2 whistles until they are soft and tender. Peel the skin and keep aside.

To Grind:

  1. Take a blender to add dry red chilies, Kashmiri chilies, garlic, ginger, peppercorns, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom, cinnamon.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of water and grind to a smooth paste.


  1. Add the ground paste to the boiled potatoes.
  2. Mix well, so the masalas are well coated. Let it marinate for 5 or10 mins.

To make dum aloo:

  1. Heat up oil, add jeera and bay leaflet it sizzles for few seconds.
  2. Add Kashmiri red chili powder and turmeric powder
  3. Stir and cook for few seconds.
  4. Add marinated potatoes and keep stirring for few minutes over medium heat, till the raw smell of the masala leaves off.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of water, cover and cook for 5 mins, till the oil oozes out.
  6. Now bring the heat to low, add yogurt/curd and quickly stir. Cook just for a minute.
  7. Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves and crushed Kasuri methi leaves.


Get your baby potatoes which are firm and tender. Potatoes with discolouration on skin should be omitted.

Yoghurt/curd has to be fresh and full fat to get the nice creamy texture, As soon as you add the curd mix it quickly.

Tomato: You can add 1 finely chopped tomato in oil and saute that gives more tasty dum aloo. Adding tomato also reduces heat.

Mustard oil: Traditionally dum aloo is made using mustard oil, that gives some distinct flavour.

  • Category: sidedishes
  • Cuisine: Indian