Thursday, February 6, 2014

Aloo Dum or Potato Curry

15-18 Baby Potatoes or 3 large potatoes peeled and cubed
1/2 medium size Onion, finely sliced
1 large Tomato chopped
1 tbs Ginger Garlic paste
1 tbsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Meat masala powder
Red Chili Powder to taste
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp freashly ground Garam Masala powder
Oil for frying Potatoes
Salt to taste

Deep fry the potatoes in vegetable oil and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add sugar, wait until sugar gets brown in color(this caramelizing of sugar gives very good color to the curry). Add cumin seeds and wait until it starts to splutter.
Then add onion and fry until gets translucent then add ginger and garlic and fry them on medium flame about 3 minutes or the raw smell of GG (ginger and garlic) goes away.
Mix in tomato and give it a good stir. Let it cook for 4-5 mins on medium flame.
Add red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, meat masala powder and mix them well. Fry until the oil oozes out from the mixture.
Then add 1 cup of water and bring the mixture to boil. Add fried potatoes and salt then reduce the flame to medium low and let the curry sit for 10-15 mins. Add garam masala powder give the curry a good mix and let sit for another 2-3 minutes.
Serve Aloo dum with steamed rice, chapati or puri Or make Dahi vada aloo dum (the famous odia chat)