Aloo Dum

Aloo Dum tastes great with normal rice, roti, poori , paratha and vene in chaat. In Orissa, aloo dum is consumed along with dahi vada. Chopped onion, green chili and sev is sprinkled and is really a dish evry oriya relishes. You will need small baby potatoes for this..Smaller the baby potato, greater is the taste.

20-25 baby potatoes, boiled and skin removed
4-5 large onion ground to paste along with 6-7 garlic pods and 1 inch ginger
4-5 small tomatoes ground coarsely
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp mutton masala powder
2 green chili chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
Make a powder of 2 bay leaf, 3 clove ,1 cinnamon stick and 2 green cardamom
2 tsp coriander leaves chopped
3 tbsp mustard oil

Method to cook :
Heat oil in pressure cooker till it reaches smoking point. Lower the flame. Allow the oil to cool.
Add cumin seeds , chopped green chili and onion paste.
Cook till onion turns brown. Add all powdered spices , tomato and cook again till you see oil on side of pressure cooker. Add the potatoes. Mix well .Add salt, 3/4 th cup water . Cover the lid and cook on high till water starts boiling.
See the consistency. Add more water if required.
Close the lid and cook on high till you hear one whistle. Switch off flame and gently lift the whistle to allow the steam to come out and pressure drops. Open lid. Serve with chopped coriander and slit green chili.


  1. Love this...thanks for reminding me that I should make this soon :D

  2. That looks scrumptious and and appetizing!!

  3. wow such a rich colour...looks very delicious and perfect with naan

  4. oooooooohhh..this alu dum looks yummy........has been ages since i made this..

  5. i love baby potato very much...looks yummmy immmm i want to eat..

  6. I am on a hunt to find new side dishes to go with chappathis for the tiffin box. I'm sure my son will like this dish using baby potatoes.

  7. Wow ! lovely color. Adding mutton masala is new to me. One of my fav in potato dishes.

  8. good 2 see oriya recipes on internet whic have really bcome extinct these days..
    it wud b good if u can upload videos of some oriya recipes which people r not aware of like pitha etc :)