Kashmiri Aloo Dum (Potatoes in Spicy yogurt Gravy)

This is an authentic kashmiri recipe of Aloo Dum and it tastes better if you serve it next day as the spices permeate the potatoes through the holes in them.kashmiri cooking is always done in mustard oil..They don’t use garlic at all.. Instead use tomato,yogurt , asafoetida and fennel seeds  to get a distinct falvour.i have read somewhere  that making Aloo dum ( the process of browning potatoes )is the ultimate test for new Kashmiri  brides to show off their cooking skills..:-)

aloo dum



  1. Baby potatoes – 6
  2. Curd(sour) – 1 1/2  cup
  3. Fennel seeds (roast and grind it to a powder) – 1 1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin(jeera) powder – 2 tsp
  5. Asafoetida (hing) – 2 tsp
  6. Mustard oil   – 4tbsp
  7. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  8. Kashmiri red chilly paste –  2 tbsp
  9. Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp
  10. Bay leaves  – 2
  11. Turmeric powder – 1/2tsp
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Fresh sour cream(optional) – 1/4 cup
  14. Coriander leaves (chopped) – 1 tbsp
  15. Vegetable oil

aloo dum 3


  1. Boil and peel potatoes. Stab lightly each potato evenly using a fork.
  2. In a kadai, heat vegetable oil and deep fry potatoes until golden reddish brown in color.
  3. Mix beaten sour curd in a bowl and add  1/2 tsp of powdered fennel seeds powder,1/2 tsp of asafoetida powder,1 tsp of cumin powder and mix into it.
  4. Heat mustard oil in a kadai. splutter mustard seeds, bay leaves. Add  red chilly paste,ginger paste, 1 tsp of hing, 1tsp cumin powder and a 1/4 tsp of  turmeric powder and stir until oil separates from the spice mix.
  5. Lower the flame and add the curd mix and let it simmer for 15 mins.
  6. Add the fried potatoes to the gravy . cover and cook on low flame for another 15 mins.
  7. If the gravy is too thick just add a little water to it.
  8. Once it is done, add fresh sour cream to it.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Serve with rice.


check out my youtube channel for recipe videos www.youtube.com/c/ruchiyatra

You may also like...

3 Responses

  1. Shifa firoz says:

    this recipe looks so good 🙂 im going to try it out soon. 🙂

  2. Smitha says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Kind of you to leave a comment too. I liked ur blog too. The dum aloo looks excellant. U r doing a great job.

  3. Sudeshna says:

    Hi Prajusha,
    Thanks for letting me know about this lovely recipe. Loved the recipe and the pics are looking very tempting. :).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *