11 December, 2015
Date – 29.11.2015
I am very happy to share this recipe because its my father’s recipe and my all time favorite too.
This dam aloo curry goes well with chapati, naan and steamed rice.
Pre time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 45 mins
Recipe type – main course
Cuisine – north indian
Serve – 3 to 4
Potatoes – 12 to 13 (medium sized or smaller than medium)
Onion- 1 big (cut ¾ onion big size and ¼ finely chopped)
Garlic clove – 6 – 7
Peanuts – 15 to 16 (soaked for 2 hours)
Dry coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp or as per taste
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp (better use home made)
salt – as per taste
Oil or Ghee – 2 to 3 tbsp
Water – a cup or more
First peel the potatoes and rinse them. Now hold a potato in your hand and prick it with the fork
3-4 times (you can see in pics). Keep it aside.
Now in a small blender take cut onion(3/4 portion), garlic, coriander seeds and soaked peanuts. Make paste
out of it you can add a tbsp of water too. Keep it aside.
Heat oil or ghee in thick bottom pan (I am using cooker without lid for fast cooking).
Add finely chopped onion (¼ portion) and fry till it becomes light brown.
Now add blended paste and red chilli, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry them till oil saparets
from the masala.
Now add potatoes and salt, mix them well with the masala. Cover with the plate and cook for a minute in
Now open the lid and pour a cup of water and garam masala.
When gravy start boiling, for dum cooking take vessel in which you fill water and keep this vessel on the
top of the cooker and keep the flame on low heat. (you can see the pics )
Lets cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 mins in low flame. (cooking time depend upon potatoes’s size)
After 20-25 mins check the patato if they get cooked switch off the flame. (here you can pour some ghee to
make it rich)
Serve hot with chapati, naan or rice.
you can garnish this gravy with chopped fresh coriander.
If you are using big potatoes cut them from middle.
These are the ingredients we need
Peel and wash the potatoes
Take soaked peanuts, onion, garlic and coriander in a blender
Heat oil add chopped onion, fry
Add Blended paste, red chilli ,turmeric and coriander powder, cook until oil separates
OIl separates from masala
Add potatoes and salt, mix well
Cover with the lid and cook for a minute in low heat
Pour a cup water, keep the flame high
Fill water in a vessel and keep on the top for dum cooking in low heat
Cook till potatos get cook nicly
You can garnish with the fresh coriander