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Aloo Dum (A Kashmiri Recipe)

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Contributed by Mrs.. Lolita Britto


Quantity: Measure: Ingredients: Description:
10 Small Potatoes Recipe Base
  As Required Cooking Oil For deep frying
2 Tablespoon Butter For frying
3 Medium Onions For thickness
2 to 3 Tablespoon Coconut - Grated /Desiccated For thickness
1 Teaspoon Kuskus - poppy seeds for flavor
2-3 Pods (whole) Cardamoms for flavor
A small Piece Ginger for tanginess
4-5 Medium Chillies Green for pungency
1 Teaspoon Chilly Powder, Red for pungency
1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder for tanginess
2, 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder for tanginess
1/2 Teacup Curds Yogurt - thickens gravy
A Little Salt to taste
1 Teaspoon Garam-Masala for pungency
1 Tablespoon Coriander Leaves (Kothmeer) chopped



Boil the potatoes. Peel them and prick the potatoes with a fork.   In a deep frying pan, heat required amount of cooking oil and fry  the potatoes  till they turn slightly brown.
Drain and set aside.  

In  a shallow pan  heat 2 tablespoons of butter and fry the onions to light brown.

Grind the coconut, poppy seeds, cardamon, ginger and green chillies to a paste.
Add the paste to the fried onions. Fry till the oil separates.  Add chilli powder,cumin powder and dhania powder and stir for 5 mins.   Add the fried potatoes, mix yogurt and salt.    Then transfer the lot to a cooking pot with enough water  to cover the potatoes and simmer till  the gravy is thick for about 10 minutes.

Now add the garam masala powder and mix well.

Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.

Eat with chapathi/naan.

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