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Aaloo Dum

Contributed by:
Radha Prasad
Radha Prasad, Housewife
Patna

Aaloo Dum

Ingredients

Aaloo (potato) - 500 gm (medium size)
Onion - 300 gm (chopped finely)
Tomato - 200 gm (deskinned and chopped) OR Tomato Sauce - 3 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Haldi Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp (mixture of chhoti ilaichi, badi ilaichi, lawang and dalchini)
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Refined Oil - as required
Dhaniya Patti - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Salt To Taste

Method of Preparation

1. Peel, wash and cut aaloo in two halves each.
2. Prick aaloo pieces with a fork and fry to light golden colour in oil. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or kedahi and fry onion till golden brown.
4. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry further for 2 minutes.
5. Add tomato or tomato sauce, salt and all other masalas. Fry till oil separates.
6. Add fried aaloo pieces and about 150 ml water. Mix well.
7. Pressure cook till done.
8. Mix chopped dhaniya patti and also garnish with dhaniya patti before serving.

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