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Shahi Aloo Dum Recipe Without Onion and Garlic

Priyanka Dutta
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.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 220 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



∗ 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.


Calories: 220kcal
Keyword Aloo Dum, Dum Aloo, Shahi Aloo Dum
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