Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Ingredients:

1kg Aloo (Potatoes)
33/4th cups water
Salt To Taste
Ghee or oil for deep-frying
1 cup ghee
1 large Onion (finely chopped)
4 tbsp tomato puree
140 ml curd
4 tbsp hot water
1 green pepper (seeds removed and sliced)
1tsp garam masala powder

Spices:

4 cloves
4 bay leaves
6 black peppercorns
4 green cardamoms
1 brown cardamom
1piece cinnamon stick

Paste:

1 large onion (chopped)
12 flakes garlic
2 tbsp ginger
6black peppercorns
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chilies
1 tsp turmeric powder
A pinch of ground mace
A pinch of ground nutmeg

 Directions:

  1. Scrape the aloo (potatoes), prick all over with a fork and soak in the water with little salt for 2 hours.
  2. Dry the potatoes on a cloth and heat the ghee or oil.
  3. Deep fry the potatoes until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the measured ghee in a flameproof pan and fry onions with all the spices until golden.
  5. Grind the paste ingredients to a fairly smooth paste and stir into the onions.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the tomato puree, curd and salt.
  7. Add the aloo (potatoes) and hot water and stir over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle the dum aloo with pepper and garam masala and cook for few minutes.
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