Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Alur Dum- Bengali Recipe

Alur Dum(Bengali)


 Today's Veg recipe is Potato Curry or Aloo Dum.This is a festive season so Bengali's (specially) can't forget their favorite Luchi and Aloo Dum. This is a dry recipe but can be made in both dry and gravy versions.

 I learnt a roasted masala from my mom which is very easy and you can prepare and keep it for a month to use it in many other recipes. So let's start with the roasted masala and then Aloo Dum.

Ingredients for Roasted Masala:-

Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Coriander seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies- 3 to 4

In a non-stick tava, (keep it in medium flame otherwise the masala will get burnt) add the dry chillies, cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Roast them for a while stirring occasionally. After few minutes turn off the flame and let it cool. Use a grinder to make powder. Keep aside for later use.

Ingredients for Aloo  Dum :-

Small size potato 500 gms peeled( if using normal size potato then make them half),
Tomatoes 3 large,
Ginger paste 1 tsp,
Red chilly powder 2 tsp,
Turmeric powder 1 tsp,
Roasted masala 1 1/2 tsp
Hing only 1 pinch
Amchoor powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 tsp
Oil 4 to 5 tsp
Cinnamon stick 1
2 or 3 green Cardamom
3 Cloves

Clean and peel the potatoes. 
Puree the tomatoes. 
Now take a large non-stick wok and heat oil in it. 
When hot add whole garam masala (cinnamon, cardamom and cloves) and let them crackle. 
Now add a pinch of hing and the potatoes and fry them nicely until they are slightly brown.
Once the potatoes change color add the ginger paste and stir for 2 minutes. 
Next add the tomatoes and the roasted masala, red chilly powder and the turmeric powder.
Fry nicely along till the oil starts separating from sides. 
Add salt and half cup water to cook the potatoes. 
It will take 10 to 15 minutes to get cooked in low flame. 
Once the potatoes are done and the masala coats the potatoes nicely, add sugar and  amchoor powder  and stir for 2 to 3 minutes 
Your aloodum is done. 
Garnish with coriander leaves and   serve hot with Luchi (Made of Maida flour-- More of that Later) . 

A perfect festive breakfast.