Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kashmiri Dum Aloo And My Awards

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is considered to be one of the hot and spicy dish of north India. This is a partof culinary delights originating from the Kashmir's living in that region and over the period becomes popular all over the world as an integral part of Indian cuisine.This is an extremely delicious main course item which is actually potatoes cooked in a rich spicy gravy.


200gms.Small potatoes
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp poppy seeds
1tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 red Chilis
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Bay leaves
2 cardamom 2 clove
1 Cinnamon stick
1 cup curd
3 tbsp Tomato puree
Salt as required
Sugar as required
Coriander leaves (chopped)

1 Wash the potatoes and peel them off properly. Now prick the potatoes all over with a fork and soak them in salt water minimum 2 hours. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the potatoes in medium flame until it becomes brown in colour and soft in side.take it out and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion and fry them until golden brown.In the same pan roast coriander seed, cumin seed poppy seed and dry red chilis. Grind them into a fine masala paste along with fried onion.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Fry and add ginger garlic paste and fry again for a couple of minutes. Now add the masala paste and add little water . Stir frequently and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes.
4. Add Tomato puree, curd, salt and 1/2 tsp of sugar, Stir the gravy for 3 to 4 minutes and then add fried potatoes into it. Add little hot water as required and stir again . Cover with a lid and let it cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
Now Sprinkle with pepper powder and garam masala powder and cover it for another 5 minutes.
Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with paratha or chapatti.

I am very thrilled to recieve 3 awards: One Lovely blog award, Creative blogger award and I love your blog award from one of myvery sweet blogger friend Aysha of Life Today and Sireesha of Moms recipies . Thank you so much Aysha and Sireesha for those awards and tag. You really made my. These are my inspirations go aheadand flourish in this blogging world.

1. What is your current obsession?
2. What are you wearing today?
Jeans and T- shirt
3. What’s for dinner?
Chicken curry and Rice
4. What’s the last thing you bought?
5. What are you listening to right now?
Bengali songs
6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
She's is an awesome person and an excellent chef..
7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
10. Which language do you want to learn?
11. Who do you want to meet right now?
My mom
12. What is your favourite colour?
13. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Salwar suit

14. What is your dream job?
Chief chef in a five star hotel.
15. What’s your favourite magazine?
Womens Era
16. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
17. What do you consider a fashion
faux pas
Anarkali Salwars
18. Who are your style icons?
Aishwarya Rai
19. Describe your personal style?
Simple and Gorgeous
20. What are you going to do after this?
Have Dinner
21. What are your favourite movies?
old movies
22. What inspires you?
nice comments.
23. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Be Simple, Be confident and ask other how u r looking.
24. Coffee or tea?
25. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
pass some quality time with my kiddo
26. Which month is your birthday?
27. Which other blogs you love visiting?
All good recipe blogs.
28. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
29. Favorite Season?
30.One thing you love about yourself
my nature
31 What is your favourite pass time
Playing with my daughter

The rules are:
Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.
I am very glad to share these awards and tag with following blogger friends:
Preeti of of ' Indian Khana'
Kitchen Flavours of ' Yummy food'
Indrani of 'Appayan'
Preety of ' Preety's Kitchen'
Malini of 'Khana khazana'
Poornima of 'Tasty treats
Kalaivani of 'Little taste buds'
and Curry leaf of 'Tasty curry leaf'

Congrats! all of you for the achievements.


Malini Basu said...

Just happened to come across ur post...thanks so much for passing me the award....

Sanghi said...

Delicious dish sunanda!

lubnakarim06 said...

Congrats on awards...nice to know more about u......thank you for passing on this to me.....

lubnakarim06 said...

Dum aloo looks delectable....

Indian Khana said...

Dum aloo looks so diff and nice...congrats on ur award and thanks for sharing with me :)

Indrani said...

Dum aloo ta darun dekhte got a nice colour..Thanks for nominating me & congrats to u, too...U too deserve all these awards

Sudeshna said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I just love Kashmiri alur dum. Congratulations on your awards.

Preety said...

Wow dum aloo looks so yummy, i love it but don't make it very often as they never come out perfect..your recipe is good will give this a try sometime..

congrats on your award and thanks so much for thinking of me..

Bergamot said...

The dum aloo looks realy good and congrats for your award

Kalyan Banerjee said...

Hi Sunanda,

I'm working on a project of compiling all the good bengali food blogs that are updated regularly. stumbled upon your site through Google and loved your recipes. It seems you write about Indian recipes and not just Bengali recipes. In other words, you write about recipes that Bengalis like. :)

I'll include your name in the final list. Check it our when its up on my site for bengali cuisine.


ST said...

U have nice and lovely blog...
Dum aloo looks yummy and congrats on ur awards..

Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.

Jyoti V said...

First time on our blog...
nice work & congrats on Award.

Usha said...

Congrats on all your awards !

Usha said...

The dum aloo looks inviting !

Trupti said...

Dum Aloo looks delicious Sunanda. Congrats on well deserved award.

Anonymous said...

Hi,If you really want to cook the authentic kashmiri dum aloo, then go to and try the recipe.

Unknown said...

Hi Sunandadi, Lovely dishes, will surely try them out and enjoy!!


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