How to make Aloor Dum - SK Khazana -

A very popular Bengali snack – hot aloor dum served with crisp luchis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (बेबी आलू), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Bengali, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

For more recipes related to Aloor Dum - SK Khazana checkout Baby Potatoes in Tamarind Sauce, Aloo Gol Matol, Aloo Tuk, Sea Salt Roasted Baby Potatoes . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Upma-SK Khazana Katori Chaat Corn Dog Rawa Vegetable Pancakes

Aloor Dum - SK Khazana

Aloor Dum - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Aloor Dum - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Baby potatoes parboiled and peeled 8-10

  • Onion peeled 1 large

  • Mustard oil 4 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes 1 medium

  • Salt 2 to taste

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Green cardamom 3-4

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Sour yogurt 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies 2 + for garnish

  • Luchis to serve

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnish


Step 1

Chop onion.Heat mustard oil in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Meanwhile, chop the tomato.

Step 3

When the oil begins to smoke, add the potatoes and salt in pan, mix well and shallow fry the potatoes on high heat till they turn a light golden brown. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Add bay leaves, cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add onion and sauté till golden.

Step 5

Reduce heat, add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder and salt, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Add tomato, mix and sauté on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or till they turn pulpy.

Step 7

Add cashewnut paste and sour yogurt, mix well. Break and add 2 green chillies, mix and sauté on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or till oil separates. Add the fried potatoes, mix well and cook for 2 minutes on low heat.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and green chilli and serve hot with luchi.

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