How to make Benarasi Dum Aloo -

Deep fried baby potatoes cooked in velvety tomato gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Baby potatoes (chhote aloo), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh, Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Benarasi Dum Aloo

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Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Benarasi Dum Aloo Recipe

  • Baby potatoes (chhote aloo) boiled and peeled 20-24

  • Oil 1 tablespoon for deep-frying

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 7-8

  • Fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Medium tomatoes finely chopped 5-6

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaf (kasoori methi) Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons for drizzling

  • Ginger strips for garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till the seeds change colour. Add cardamoms, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes and chilli powder and mix well. Add some water, mix and cook till tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry potatoes till slightly browned. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Add some more water to the tomato mixture and blend till smooth. Strain into another non-stick pan and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Add fried potatoes and mix well. Add dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala powder and honey and mix well.

Step 5

Add butter and cream, mix well and simmer for a minute.

Step 6

Garnish with ginger strips, drizzle some cream on top and serve hot.

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