Dum Aloo Recipe UP Style

by Rachna
dum aloo UP style

Dum Aloo recipe made UP style was a favourite at my home. There was a special Dum aloo spice mix that dad used to bring from Allahabad which was really delicious. But in its absence mum made do with garam masala. This recipe is simple comfort, home food and is only slightly different from the famous Kashmiri Dum Aloo recipe.

dum aloo UP style

dum aloo UP style

Dum Aloo UP Style Recipe

Dum Aloo recipe is a delicious curry made with baby potatoes, curd and select spices. Dum aloo is spicy and tangy and goes really well with rotis or rice.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian/ UP
Servings 4
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Kg. Baby Potatoes
  • 1 cup thick curd or yoghurt
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped or grated
  • 1 inch piece ginger grated
  • 2-3 green chillies slit in half
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. roasted and powdered saunf or fennel
  • 1-2 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp. ghee/oil
  • salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Whole garam masala

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 piece small cinnamon
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Parboil the baby potatoes either in a pan or a pressure cooker. Make sure it is slightly underdone. Now let them cool and peel them. This is the most time-consuming process and takes about 15-20 minutes. Pierce them with fork and keep aside.
  • Now heat ghee/oil in the pan. Lightly saute the potatoes till they are golden brown and keep aside. Some people deep fry the potatoes but I avoid doing that.
  • Now use the ghee/oil left in the pan. Add in all the whole garam masala (cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves). Fry for a minute. Now add in the grated tomato and ginger. Cook it for 5 minutes till the tomato looks cooked. Now add the slit green chillies and baby potatoes. Fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Take the curd and beat it well. Add it gently to the mix in the pan after lowering the heat. Add in the turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala powder, saunf powder and coriander powder and mix well. Add salt to taste.
  • Simmer it for 8-10 minutes keeping a lid on. If the curd curdles, do not worry. Just mix everything well. Add more water if you want a thinner gravy. If not you will get a thicker gravy.

Notes

1. Baby potatoes are the best for this recipe. But peeling them takes almost all of the prep time.
2. Using 1 tsp. Kashmiri red chilly powder gives the dish a beautiful red colour without the heat.
3. Deep frying the potatoes makes the dish tastier albeit adding the calories.
4. You can use 1 tsp. Degi or Kashmiri Mirch powder for its beautiful red colour and 1 tsp. regular chilly powder for taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Dum Aloo UP Style Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1213mg53%
Potassium 227mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 27.2mg33%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Serve dum aloo hot after garnishing with coriander leaves with rotis or boiled rice.

Do see this video to help you understand how to make dum aloo better:

It is simple and delicious home-cooked food. Let me know if you try the recipe.

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These are the other delicious potato recipes that you can make: aloo methi, aloo matar, dahi ke alooaloo tamatar tari wale, aloo parwal, soya alooeasy aloo poha recipe,

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Nabanita -

Yummy in my tummy. Aaj kal I don’t get any taste in food due to fever and all. Will try this on the weekend and see ?

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Rachna -

Awww Feel better soon. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Nabanita -

Yummy in my tummy. Aaj kal I don’t get any taste in food due to fever and all. Will try this on the weekend and see ?

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Rachna -

Awww Feel better soon. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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Alok Singhal -

Haven’t made it in long…a reminder to ask Saru now ?

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Rachna -

Saru is going to hit me for the reminders. ? Hope you enjoy it.

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Alok Singhal -

Haven’t made it in long…a reminder to ask Saru now ?

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Rachna -

Saru is going to hit me for the reminders. ? Hope you enjoy it.

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Shilpa Garg -

Love the colour of the dish. It’s looking so tempting. And this reminds me that it’s been ages since I have made/eaten dum aloo. Will look out for baby potatoes on my next veggie shopping visit and try your recipe.

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Rachna -

Thanks. I hope you do make it and enjoy it.

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Shilpa Garg -

Love the colour of the dish. It’s looking so tempting. And this reminds me that it’s been ages since I have made/eaten dum aloo. Will look out for baby potatoes on my next veggie shopping visit and try your recipe.

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Rachna -

Thanks. I hope you do make it and enjoy it.

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Cathy Graham -

MMMM, I could practically smell the spices. Love Indian food so much and enjoy having it when I can as I am not much of a cook, even for usual bland Canadian fare. This sounds yummy! I do like Garam Marsala. Our friends from Bangladesh gave us some of that. Delicious.

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Rachna -

Thanks Cathy. Oh yes, garam masala is so important to us.

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Cathy Graham -

MMMM, I could practically smell the spices. Love Indian food so much and enjoy having it when I can as I am not much of a cook, even for usual bland Canadian fare. This sounds yummy! I do like Garam Marsala. Our friends from Bangladesh gave us some of that. Delicious.

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Rachna -

Thanks Cathy. Oh yes, garam masala is so important to us.

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Ramya Abhinand -

Haven’t made this for a long time… Drooling and would try it out.

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Rachna -

Hope you enjoy it.

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Ramya Abhinand -

Haven’t made this for a long time… Drooling and would try it out.

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Rachna -

Hope you enjoy it.

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Obsessivemom -

This I’m going to try.

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Rachna -

I hope you like it.

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Obsessivemom -

This I’m going to try.

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Rachna -

I hope you like it.

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Rajlakshmi -

Oh I didn’t know curd Is an ingredient too in this recipe. I could already smell it… Looks so yumm ??

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Rachna -

Thanks. Oh yes curd is important.

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Rajlakshmi -

Oh I didn’t know curd Is an ingredient too in this recipe. I could already smell it… Looks so yumm ??

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Rachna -

Thanks. Oh yes curd is important.

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Parul Thakur -

Okay – that’s not that hard. Except peeling but still 😉
Well, let me invite myself to your place. 😀
Good one, Rachna!

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Rachna -

Parul, you’re most welcome to come over. 🙂

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Parul Thakur -

Okay – that’s not that hard. Except peeling but still 😉
Well, let me invite myself to your place. 😀
Good one, Rachna!

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Rachna -

Parul, you’re most welcome to come over. 🙂

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Tarang sinha -

This is a very different recipe. Will try this for sure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks, Tarang. I am glad you tried it and enjoyed it.

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Tarang sinha -

This is a very different recipe. Will try this for sure. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks, Tarang. I am glad you tried it and enjoyed it.

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Dagny -

Potatoes in tomato gravy… with a dash of saunf! Hamari Amma (nani) aise hi banati thi. Vo khushboo aur swad yaad dila diya!

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Rachna -

Hai, dil khush kar diya, nani ka zikr karke. I can still close my eyes and see what my mum used to cook.

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Dagny -

Potatoes in tomato gravy… with a dash of saunf! Hamari Amma (nani) aise hi banati thi. Vo khushboo aur swad yaad dila diya!

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Rachna -

Hai, dil khush kar diya, nani ka zikr karke. I can still close my eyes and see what my mum used to cook.

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Soumya Prasad -

Oh this sounds so yummy and easy to prepare.

Dinner sorted. Thanks Rachna 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks Soumya. Hope you liked the recipe.

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Soumya Prasad -

Oh this sounds so yummy and easy to prepare.

Dinner sorted. Thanks Rachna 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks Soumya. Hope you liked the recipe.

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Jey Ganesh -

We prepared this today… it was very tasty, we expect very spicy but not like that, but I taste the best recipe… 🙂

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Jey Ganesh -

We prepared this today… it was very tasty, we expect very spicy but not like that, but I taste the best recipe… 🙂

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