Aloo Dum Recipe a Delicious Spicy Potato Recipe

Aloo Dum Recipe
Aloo Dum

There are so many recipes with potatoes. Aloo dum recipe is one of them. Aloo Dum recipe or spicy potato recipe is a very popular menu in India and also to many Bengalis (Bengali speaking people of Bangladesh and North-East India). With the common food habit, this food item is also given a place in the children’s’ rhyme book. By mixing of hot spices with little tamarind sour, it is usually prepared as a side dish for eating paratha and chapatti. This is one of my favorite potato recipes. Its sourness and little sweetness bring a different taste. If you eat this recipe at the first time, I am sure you will like it. Definitely, you will want to know the process of the aloo dum. This potato recipe can be cooked in many ways, here sultana’s recipe give you the recipe from her own style. So let’s enjoy cooking.

Preparation and cooking of aloo dum are not difficult. But you need to follow the step by step process to make it better. This recipe is good for potato lovers and vegetarian. If you check the nutrition value of this recipe, you will see that the recipe is very healthy. Especially in this aloo dum recipe, there is no cholesterol. Therefore, who has conscious about cholesterol they can eat the potato recipe without any tension.

Preparation time10  minutes
Cooking time40 minutes
Total time50 minutes

Ingredients for aloo dum recipe

  • 250 gm potato
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1teaspoon hot spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoon oil


  • Wash and boil potatoes.
  • Take off the skin of the potatoes.
  • Soak tamarind with ¼-cup warm water for 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze the tamarind with hand and take out the water only.
  • Keep aside.
  • Crash the potatoes (between half to quarter size).
  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan on the burner over medium heat.
  • Add ginger paste, turmeric powder, cumin powder, chili powder, and salt when the oil is hot and after 2 minutes add 1 cup of water.
  • When the gravy starts blooming add potatoes.
  • After 2 to 3 minutes, add hot spices powder, tamarind water, and sugar to the potatoes mixture.
  • Stir the potato mixture very well.
  • When oil will come over the potato, the aloo dum is ready.
  • Turn off the burner and take out the aloo dum in a serving dish.
  • Serve this recipe with paratha or tortilla or luchi.
  • You can eat it with rice or pulao also.
  • This recipe is perfect for a vegetarian.

If you like my aloo dum recipe please share this recipe with your family and friends.

I love to cook and like to share my delicious food recipes with my beloved friends.

*Happy Cooking*

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Sultana Parvin, the owner of this site ( is a passionate recipe builder with thorough knowledge of food, nutrition, and dietary needs for people of different ages and different physical conditions. She has contributed her creative recipes to different food and recipe sites, e-books, and magazines. Sultana is widely experienced on different menu and food courses. With her amazing cooking expertise and innovative ideas, she has been writing various food recipes, particularly those Bangladeshi and Indian traditional main and side dishes like: vegetarian, chicken, meat, fish, desert, rice, noodles, cakes, cookies, soup, smoothies etc. Sultana possesses in depth knowledge on foods’ nutrition value and other relevant contents, such as calorie, carbohydrate, fat, sugar, fiber, sodium, protein etc. of a wide variety of food items. In addition to the taste of food items, Sultana analyses psychology and taste of different categories and ages of people while developing her food recipes. Publications of Sultana Parvin: Sultana wrote a number of Recipe Books, among those following recipe books have been published in ** Yummy Vegetable Recipes: Delicious Indian Vegetable Dishes ** Authentic Indian Vegetable Dishes **30 Diabetic and Heart Healthy Indian Food Recipes with Nutritional Detail Sultana edited a famous recipe book, namely “Flavors of India and Africa” written by Khatun Gulamani of California, USA.

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