Dry Aloo Dum Recipe / Sukha Aloo Dum Recipe

Dry aloo dum
Dry aloo dum recipe or Sukha aloo dum recipe is one of the most popular side dish made with potatoes in India. A simple and flavorful recipe enjoyed by both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Wherein big potato cubes or whole baby potatoes are cooked with the flavorful masala gravy until dry.
This dry aloo dum can be served with some luchi, paratha, naan or steamed rice. These melt-in-mouth masala coated potatoes are so delicious you can eat these as it is.


For preparing aloo

  • 7 potatoes, medium size
  • Water as required
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder

For preparing the masala

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick approx. 3 inch
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 7 cashew nuts
  • Salt to taste

For preparing aloo dum

  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 2 slit green chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

For garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves


Dry aloo dum recipe
  • Rinse the potatoes well. Then boil them by adding salt and water. Cook until 85% done. Allow them to cool.
  • In the meantime heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Once the oil turns slightly hot, add green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and saute till they turn fragrant.
  • Next, add chopped onions and stir till they turn translucent.
  • Add chopped ginger and garlic. Stir till the raw smell goes.
  • Next, add chopped tomatoes and cashew nuts. Stir till the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Then transfer to a plate to stop the cooking process and let it cool down.
  • With a blender grind the masala into a smooth paste without adding water.
  • Peel the boiled potatoes and diced them in halves. Prick all over them with a fork. Add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder and rub nicely.
  • Heat oil in the same pan and shallow fry the potatoes over medium flame until they turn slightly golden brown. Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat oil in the same pan. Once the oil turns slightly hot, add turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, bay leaf and immediately add the spice paste. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add slit green chilies, kasuri methi and add salt to taste. Stir well. Now cover and cook for 2 minutes more over a low flame. Stir in between.
  • Add the fried potatoes. Stir for a minute.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water. Bring the water to boil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more over medium to low flame.
  • Add lime juice and finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Dry aloo dum is ready to serve. Serve hot by garnishing with some chopped coriander leaves.
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