Dum Aloo Banarasi

Dum Aloo Banarasi

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Dum means cooking in steam. Dum cooking brings the oil or ghee, used for the preparation, to the top of the dish thus improving its appearance. This Dum Aloo preparation uses baby potatoes which are easier to cook. You may however, use medium sized potatoes, each cut into 2, if you do not find baby potatoes.

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Dum Aloo Banarasi recipe - How to make Dum Aloo Banarasi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Serves 4.
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12 to 15 baby potatoes
oil for deep-frying

For the gravy
2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
25 mm. (1") piece of ginger (adrak)
8 whole dry kashmiri red chillies
2 tbsp broken cashewnuts (kaju)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
2 1/2 cups water

Other ingredients
8 nos. cardamom (elaichi)
1 tbsp roasted dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp butter
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
    Main Procedure
  1. Wash and dry the baby potatoes. Pierce each potato all around with a fork and deep fry in hot oil, with the skin on, till the potatoes are cooked.
  2. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the gravy

    For the gravy
  1. Combine all the ingredients together and simmer over a medium flame till the tomatoes are cooked.
  2. Cool the mixture and purée in a blender to make a smooth paste.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a pan, add the cardamom and gravy paste and allow it to come to a boil. Simmer till the oil separates form the gravy.
  2. Add the potatoes, kasuri methi, honey and salt and simmer for some more time.
  3. Add the cream and coriander and serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy261 cal
Protein3.2 g
Carbohydrates25.5 g
Fiber2.8 g
Fat16.5 g
Cholesterol3.8 mg
Sodium36.3 mg

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Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 29 Nov 18 07:46 PM

Thank you tarla ji for such a simple and delicious recipe ... we loved it
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Dipti, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
30 Nov 18 08:44 AM
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 23 Jul 18 09:39 PM

Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 23 Jan 18 10:48 PM

It was amazing and I got compliments from everyone who had it! Thank you!
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 16 Jun 17 09:09 AM

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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anil , we are delighted you loved the Dum Aloo recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
16 Jun 17 09:32 AM
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 22 Oct 16 02:07 PM

i like aloo dum banarasi test is wow some i made alway
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sanjar, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
22 Oct 16 04:41 PM
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 05 Nov 12 10:43 AM

Baby potatoes cooked in a rich tomato gravy.
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 29 Mar 12 09:18 PM

This was realy a quick and diFfret gravy I ever had. Nice taste. Cheers
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Dum Aloo recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking
16 Jun 17 09:33 AM
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 19 Dec 11 11:21 AM

Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 13 Jun 11 06:28 AM

It is really easy and fast to make racipy. The gravy is coming out realy testy. Thanks for such a great reciepy.
Dum Aloo Banarasi
 on 25 Mar 11 09:34 AM

It comes our really well. I came from Chennai on holidays to Bengaluru and really enjoyed making it in my friends home. Thanks Tarlaji was wonderful tips, God bless you. You have given a new meaning to my life, Narayan
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