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Dum aloo bengali recipe | Traditional niramish aloo dum | No onion garlic dum aloo

dum aloo bengali recipe – This dum aloo bengali is actually Bengalis all time favourite aloor dum recipe. I’ve already posted my bengali aloor dum recipe earlier which was cooked with onion and garlic. But this is my tradional niramish aloo dum recipe, which is very common in our bengali kitchen. Especially, when we celebrate any puja or rituals at our home, we avoid making food with onion and garlic and then this niramish aloor dum is the best option to relish. So it is a no onion garlic dum aloo recipe.

As we Bengalis are a huge fan of aloo or potato and this bengali aloo dum recipe is our traditional recipe so we don’t have any no to any aloo recipe specially alur dom. And this niramish bengali aloo dum perfectly goes with luchi or bengali poori, paratha, chapati even with roti or phulka.

Winters have set in and baby potato or choto aloo is everywhere available in the market. We Bengalis, just wait for this particular season for its newly harvested baby potatoes or choto aloo and notun aloo for making bengali aloo dum. And that is why the main ingredient of my today’s dum aloo bengali or niramish aloo dum is choto aloo.

This no onion garlic dum aloo recipe or traditional niramish aloo dum takes a very less time to be prepared. Here I’ve used green peas to accompany our baby potatoes in this dum aloo bengali recipe. Actually, we love to prepare our alur dom with newly harvested green peas as rest of the days, frozen peas are our all-time savior.

This, my version of dum aloo bengali recipe is little tangy and spicy. As this niramish aloo dum contains, tomato and yogurt both, and little hing, ghee, and garam masala will enhance its flavor and taste, a sprinkle of chopped coriander spreads its aroma into the gravy and lastly addition of bhaja masala or dry roasted spices will take you to the heaven.

Please stay with me to know how easily and quickly I prepared this dum aloo bengali recipe in my kitchen. And please, don’t forget to let me know how this traditional niramish aloo dum worked at your home by leaving a comment in the comment section below.

You may like my bengali aloor dum recipe, koraishutir kochuri or green peas kachori, authentic radhaballavi recipe, cholar dal recipe for breakfast.

Dum aloo bengali | Niramish aloo dum recipe |Bengali niramish aloo dum

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Served in:  25 mins

Served for: 4-5 people

Course: Breakfast/ Dinner

Cuisine: Bengali

Author: Moumita

Ingredients

  • 500 gms photo aloo or baby potatoes
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp hing
  • garam masala(2cardamoms, 2 cloves and 1/2 inch cinnamon stick)
  • 3 tbsp mustard oil
  • water (as required)
  • salt (as required)
  • a handful of chopped coriander leaves

For making the bhaja masala or dry roasted spices

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies

Dry roast these three spices together and ground it to make a fine powder from it.

dry roasting the spices in pan for bengali dum aloo

How to make dum aloo bengali with step by step pictures

Instruction

How to boil the baby potatoes

  • First wash the baby potatoes thoroughly under the running water.
  • Then take a pressure cooker, add baby potatoes and 2 cups of water to it.

baby potatoes in the pressure cooker with water for making to make bengali aloo dum

  • Place the pressure cooker on the medium heat and wait for one whistle. Turn off the heat.
  • Remove the lid of the pressure cooker when all the pressure release automatically. perfectly boiled potatoes in the pic.

perfectly boiled potatoes for bengali aloo dum after one whistle

  • Let the boiled potatoes cool down and then peel its skin.

peeled out boiled baby potatoes and green peas for making bengali aloo dum

How to fry the potatoes

  • Take a pan, place it on medium heat, let it be hot. Then add 2 tbsp mustard oil to it.

mustard oil is getting heated up in the pan for frying the boiled potatoes for making bengali aloo dum

  • When the oil gets heated up, the add aloo to it and give a stir to it.

added aloo in the pan for frying to make bengali aloo dum

  • Now add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt to it and mix it with the potatoes.

aloo with salt and turmeric powder in the pan for making dum aloo bengali or bengali aloo dum

  • Fry the potatoes till it gets nice golden brown colour from both sides.

frying the potatoes to get the nice golden brown colour from both sides for making dum aloo bengali

  • Then remove all the fried potatoes from the pan.

How to make the gravy of this niramish aloo dum

  • First, take a small blender jar or mixer jar, add tomato, ginger, green chillies to it.

tomato, ginger and green chillies in the small blender jar for making masala of bengali niramish aloo dum

  • Then add 2 tbsp curd, cumin powder and coriander powder to it.

adding curd, cumin powder and coriander powder for making masala of bengali niramish aloo dum

  • Then add red chilli powder and whole garam masalas( as shown in the pic) to the blender jar.

add red chilli powder and whole garam masalas in the blender jar for making masalas of niramish bengali aloo dum

  • Now add 1 tbsp water and make a smooth paste of it. (as shown in the pic)

smooth masala paste is ready for making niramish aloo dum

  • Then take the same pan, place it on medium heat, add 1 tbsp mustard oil to it.
  • Once the oil heated up, add bay leaves and cumin seeds to the pan.

add bay leaves and cumin seeds in the hot oil for tampering to make bengali aloo dum

  • First, stir it and then add hing to the pan and stir it once again.

now adding hing or asafoetida in the pan to get the good flavour in niramish bengali aloo dum

  • Now add the smooth masala paste to the pan and stir it nicely.

smooth masala paste in the pan to make the gravy of dum aloo bengali

  • Then add 3/4 tsp sugar to the masalas just to balance its tanginess. And mix it well.

adding sugar to balance the tanginess of dum aloo bengali gravy

  • Then add the green peas to it and stir it nicely with the masalas.

add green peas to the masalas while making the gravy of dum aloo bengali

  • After that, add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder to it. Mix it well.

adding salt and turmric powder to the masalas to prepare the gravy of dum aloo bengali

  • When the raw smells of masalas go off, and masala leaves oil or oil starts coming out from its sides, then add 3/4 cup of water to it.

when masala leaves oil from its side, add water to it to make the gravy of dum aloo bengali

  • Now raise the flame of your gas oven to the highest point, bring it to boil.
  • When it will start boiling, then add the fried baby potatoes to it. Stir it well.

bring the gravy boil and fried potatoes to it for making niramish bengali aloo dum

  • Then you can add a little salt to it as per your requirement.
  • Now, slow down the flame to the lowest point of your oven and cover the pan with a lid.

cover the pan with a lid for making dum aloo bengali or niramish aloo dum

  • After every one minute remove the lid and stir it well. After about 4-5 mins of cooking, add chopped coriander to it. Stir it well.

add handful chopped coriander leves to the dum aloo bengali or bengali aloo dum

  • Then raise the flame to the medium heat to get the desired consistency of its gravy.
  • When you get the right consistency of this gravy, then turn off the flame.
  • Lastly, add 1 tsp ghee to it and stir it well.

adding 1 tsp ghee to the dum aloo bengali or niramish aloo dum

  • Here I’ve used bhaja masala or roasted spices powder to sprinkle on the top of this niramish aloo dum. If you don’t want to sprinkle the roasted masala, you can skip it.
  • Then serve this hot dum aloo bengali or niramish aloo dum with luchi or puri, roti or phulka.

dum aloo bengali or bengali niramish aloo dum is ready to serve

Tips

  • Here adding of little sugar is must, that will balance the tanginess of curd and tomato.
  • If you wish you may blanch the green peas before cooking. But for this soft green peas don’t need to boil it separately.
  • Here I explained the last minute cooking time 4-5 mins to get my desired consistency, though its gravy should be little thick. But as per your choice, it might take less than 4-5 mins.
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