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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Alu Dum ( Oriya style preparation )

Cooking Time required: 25-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 40-45 Rupees

Ingredients: Baby potatoes ( 200 gm ), onion ( 1 no., medium sized ), tomato ( 1 no. medium ), coriander leaves ( 1 bunch ), ginger ( grated, 1/3 tsp ), garlic flakes ( 5-6 nos), thick yogurt ( 1 tbs ), garam masala ( 1/4 tsp ), cumin powder ( 1/3 tsp ), coriander powder ( 1/4 tsp ), red chilli powder( 1/3 tsp ), green chilli ( 1 no. ), salt, turmeric, oil for deep frying.

Preparation: Cut the coriander stems and keep aside.

Cooking: Boil the potatoes for 10 mins . Keep aside to cool. Peel the potatoes and prick all over with a fork.

Heat oil in a wok. Fry the baby potatoes till they turn golden brown. Remove from wok and keep aside.

Cut the onion and tomato into large chunks.

Heat 1-2 tsp oil in a wok. Add the onion and garlic flakes. Fy till translucent. Add the tomatoes and fry for 3-4 mins. Transfer to a grinder along with the green chillis and grind into a smooth paste.

Heat 2-3 of oil in the wok. Add grated ginger and coriander stems. Fry lightly. Add the turmeric, cumin powder , coriander powder and red chilli powder. Follow with the ground paste and salt, and fry for a few mins.

Add 1/2 cup water along with garam masala, yogurt and fried potatoes. Allow to boil for a few min or till most of the water evaporates.

Serve with rice/rotis/puris.

Alu dum is a popular street food in Orissa. It is garnished with sev, chopped onion, green chillis and coriander leaves and served on a leaf bowl by street vendors.


  1. Wowww simply delicious, tempting alu dum..

  2. I tried this receipe as per mentioned above..it turned out to be very very yummy..thanks a lot.

  3. I tried this and the tas was awesome. Thank you for sharing.


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