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Bengali Aloo Dum Recipe (Indian Potatoes)

Aloor Dum

Aloor Dum

Bengalis love potatoes mixed in with veggie dishes, meat dishes – pretty much everything. Aloo dum though is a dish which allows the ubiquitous tuber to be the star. Because the tomato and ingredients really cook into the potato it works best served with lucchis (pooris)/rotis/naan.

10 small red potatoes (skin on, chopped in half)
1 large tomato, chopped
1/3 onion, chopped small
1 T ginger paste
1 t garlic
1 t garam masala
1 t turmeric
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin seeds
3 cloves
3 cardammon
bay leaf
salt to taste

In a large pan or wok lay down some oil and add cumin seeds and allow to sputter till you get the fragrance. Next add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, ginger and cook for 3 minutes covered. Finally add in potatoes. Mix well. Brown a little on each side (totally around 10 minutes). Once they begin to brown throw in tomatoes and a little water. Most water will be absorbed. Serve hot.


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