Bengali Style Aloor dum | Aloo Dum Recipe | Bengali Style Potato Curry | How to Make Bengali Style Aloo Dum

Curries | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 5 Mins
  • Cook Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 5


  • For Cooking Potatoes
  • 300 gms Peeled Potatoes
  • 2 Pinches Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Water-Required
  • Oil-For Frying
  • For the Curry
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 5 - 6 Garlic
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • 3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 3 Red Chilli
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Onion (Finely sliced)
  • 2 Pinches Turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Fried Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • Salt-As per taste
  • 1/2 cup Beaten Curd
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala


  1. Cook peeled Potatoes, Turmeric, Salt and Water in a pressure cooker on a high flame till you get one whistle. Once the steam is gone, remove it from the cooker and cook them completely.
  2. Fry the cooked Potatoes in Oil till they turn golden brown.
  3. Grind Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies coarsely in a Stone Pestle.
  4. Take a pan, heat some Mustard Oil till it becomes very hot. Add Red Chilli, Cumin, Bay Leaves, Cinnamon and fry it till the Cumin splutters.
  5. Add finely sliced Onions in this seasoning and fry till it turns golden brown. Now add Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilli paste and fry till the Oil floats to the top.
  6. Now add Turmeric, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Chilli Powder and Salt and fry them.
  7. Now add the beaten Curd to this Masala mixture and stir it continuously on a medium flame.
  8. Once the Oil floats to the top, add fried Potatoes and stir it slowly. Now add Water to it and cook it on a low flame closing it with a lid till the Oil floats to the top.
  9. Garnish it with Chopped Coriander, Garam Masala and remove it from flame. Serve it hot with Loochi, Puri, or Chapathi and enjoy.