Friday, 24 June 2016

Recipe: Aloor Dam (Dam Aloo in Bengali Style)

Here is the recipe of Bengali Aloor Dam; serve it in a high-breakfast or Dinner with Luchi or Paratha or Pulao; you will become Kitchen-Queen of your home!


Aloor Dam (Dam Aloo in Bengali Style)


  1. Potato (Big):                       7-8 pieces
  2. Onion Paste:                       2tablespoon
  3. Ginger paste:                      1/2 tablespoon
  4. Garlic paste:                      1tablespoon
  5. Tomato (chopped):             1 piece
  6. Turmeric powder:              1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chili powder:               1/2 tsp
  8. Cumin powder:                   1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder:             1/2 teaspoon
  10. Garam Masala Powder:      to taste
  11. Oil:                                     1cup
  12. Sugar:                                ¼ teaspoon
  13. Salt:                                   as per taste



  • Wash and peel the Potatoes. Cut every Potato into four pieces. Marinate them with turmeric and salt. Leave it aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. When it is warm enough, add the potatoes. Fry them till they become golden brown and keep aside.
  • Now add the onion paste in the same oil and fried until it becomes golden brown. Then add ginger paste, garlic paste, tomatoes and mix well. Fried 2-3 min.

  • Now, add some water, turmeric, red chili, cumin, coriander powder and salt and mix well. Let the curry cook till it starts oozing water.
  • Add little of water, the fried potatoes and stir well. After 2-3 minutes, when the oil separates from the gravy, add some more water and cover the pan.
  • Take it off the flame and add the garam mashala powder when the potatoes will well cooked.
  • Serve hot with Vegetable Pulao or Paratha.

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