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Shahi Aloo Dum Recipe Without Onion and Garlic

If you are searching for a pure veg aloo dum, then it's only for you. This dum aloo recipe is made without onion & garlic. This is perfect to serve with puri or radhaballavi in our Indian religious puja day. Check out the recipe here.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Keyword Aloo Dum, Dum Aloo, Shahi Aloo Dum
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 220kcal
Author Priyanka Dutta

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Potato peeled and cubed
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Five Spice mix (panch photon)
  • 2 nos. Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 nos. Cardamom
  • 2 nos. Clove
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1 nos. Tomato chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cashew paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 2 nos. Green chili slit
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • ½ tbsp Hot Spice Powder

Instructions

  • At first, peeled the potatoes and cut them into a cube shape.
  • Put them into a pressure cooker along with a sufficient amount of water and 1 tsp of salt.
  • Cover the lid and pressure cook them until one whistle.
  • Heat a frying pan with 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Add five-spice mix (panch phoron) along with 2 bat leaf, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom.
  • Temper for 10 seconds, then add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and stir a little.
  • Then add 1 tsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of cumin powder. Stir well.
  • Thereafter add 1 tbsp of ginger paste and saute. Also, add 1 chopped tomato and saute in medium flame until the mixture starts to release oil.
  • Add 2 tbsp of cashew paste and continue stir. At this time, add salt. This will help to speed up the saute process.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of crushed kasoori methi. Then add 2 slits green chili.
  • After all the saute is done, add the boiled potatoes and start mixing.
  • Then add a sufficient amount of water for gravy and stir a little. (do not over stir, otherwise the potato become mushy.)
  • Add chopped coriander and give a little mix.
  • Now add 1/2 tbsp of hot spice powder, give a little mix and your shahi aloo dum is ready to serve.

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Notes

∗ While it's shahi aloo dum, you can also add poppy seeds, melon seeds along with cashew paste. These all taste great together is any recipe.
∗ At the start, I use Bengali special panch phoron for temper but that is totally optional. You can also use only cumin seeds instead. I just use it because it brings a nice aroma in the aloo dum because this total recipe is without onion and garlic.
∗ If you need a little strong and authentic flavor in this recipe, so replace the refined oil with mustard oil.