Thursday, February 20, 2014

Potato & Pea Curry (Aloo Dum)

Dum Aloo


Adapted from Rick Stein's Aloo Dum

Aloo Dum or Dum Aloo is possibly the most common vegetable curry in India.  This dish is actually a spicy potato dish with some frozen peas thrown in just before the end.  It is an easy dish to make and great served with rice.


Ingredients:

For the fried potato:
1 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp ground turmeric

For the sauce:
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 sprigs  curry leaves
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, finely crushed
5 cm fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp salt
200g tomato passata (or tomato paste)
100 ml water (approx)
150g frozen peas
1 tsp garam masala
a handful of chopped coriander leaves, for garnishing

  • Boil the potatoes in a pan of salted water for 8 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain well.  Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat, add potatoes and fry for 5 minutes or until golden-brown.  Add in turmeric and fry potatoes for 30 seconds.  Remove from heat.
  • Heat oil in another pan over medium-high heat.  Add in curry leaves and fry for 1 minute.  Add in onion and fry for 4 minutes, then add garlic and ginger.  Fry until onion softened and lightly brown.
  • Add in the chillie powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt; fry for 1 minute, then add in tomato passata and water.  Stir to combine.  
  • Add in the fried potatoes and cook for 10 minutes under medium heat, covered. Add more water if it gets too dry.
  • Finally add in the frozen peas and garam masala.  Cook uncovered for 3 - 4 minutes or until the peas are cooked.  
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.


19 comments:

  1. Aduiiiiii! What a nice dish! Yum yum yum! Love all the spices

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  2. My all time fav :) aloo mutter looks very inviting and yummy dear :) tempting me !!

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    1. Thanks Manjula, so happy that you think it is inviting :)

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  3. wow the curry looks really SUPER, Veronica.

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    1. Thanks Angie it taste good too, thanks to Rick Stein's recipe.

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  4. This is one of my favourite curries! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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    1. One of my favourite curries too. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. Love this way of cooking potatoes. Sure go well with a bowl of rice. Have a great weekend ahead!

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    1. Hi Vivian, you are right, this curry is great with rice. Have a wonderful weekend too.

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  6. I cooked aloo dum before and love this type of dish. Full of aroma spices in it

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    1. Since I saw Rick Stein cooked this dish on TV, I knew I would love it. Very aromatic like you said.

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  7. Looks good...yummy......these days i do have cravings for curry stuffs too...:-p

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    1. Yes, do try this if you like curry. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Veronica, this is a dish which (if I wasn't watching my carbs) I would just eat straight out of the bowl with nothing else!

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  9. It looks very delicious, Veronica.

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  10. This is great Veronica! We have all of the ingredients in the fridge and pantry to make it :D

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  11. You are wetting my appetite with this eye-catching Aloo Dum, Veronica. Definitely more rice pls !

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