Aloor Dom (Spicy potato curry)

“Aloor Dom”

“Aloor Dom” is a tangy and spicy potato curry usually served as a side dish along with Luchi . Its a staple vegetarian dish from Bengal. Originally “Aloo Dum”or “Dum Aloo” is  a Kashmiri Dish but its very popular in West Bengal, here it gets a distinctive taste or the  Bengali touch as its cooked in Mustard oil. Aloor Dom as its commonly known in Bengal is one of the most popular Sunday Morning Breakfast. Well I enjoy it anytime be it breakfast lunch or dinner :).

Every household has their own recipe, this one according to me is the easiest and also quick to make.


Potato, boiled – 5 medium
Tomato, pureed – 1 medium
Onion – 1 medium
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Green chillies – 2
Whole cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida – 1/4 th teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard Oil – 3 tablespoon
Fresh grreen coriander, chopped – 3-4 tablespoon


Peal and and cut the boiled potatoes into quarters.

Chop the tomatoes roughly and puree it.

Grind the onion and ginger into a fine paste. To this paste add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder and  keep aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon of Mustard oil in a kadhai and saute the potatoes on medium flame till lightly brown. Drain and keep aside.

Heat the remaining oil in the same kadhai used to saute the potatoes, add whole cumin seed, one it starts releasing the aroma add the asafoetida, followed by the onion and ginger and masala paste. Fry for 3-4 minutes.

Once the raw smell of the masalas have disappeared add the tomato purree along with salt. Cook until oil starts leaving the sides of the kadhai.

Add the sauteed potatoes and mix well, add a cup of water, bring it to a boil, add the garam masala powder,broken green chillies. Mix well and cook.

Once the curry comes to a boil add the chopped coriander mix well, reduce the heat cover and cook until it is left with a thick gravy.

 Serve hot along with Luchi.

Please refer to below link for Luchi recipe

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