Friday, April 8, 2011

Dum Aloo


If there is Chilli Aloo or even Mysore Bonda, there must be Dum Aloo right? Or maybe I must also include our Malaysian Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis? Most probably. But this Dum Aloo. No. no. Not the standardized kinda. Its actually the Malaysian version to a Dum Aloo. Why? Potatoes (Aloo Gobi) stir fried alongside lemongrass and chilli paste, dried shrimps, tomato and of course, we need shallots and curry leaves. A winning Malaysian cooking formula right? For a vegetarian version, do the right thing. Omit dried shrimps.        

Ingredients
3 medium size potatoes - simmer till soft and cut into medium size pieces  with the skin on
3 tbsp dried shrimps - soak in water for 10 mins, thereafter drain off water (omit for a vegetarian version)
I medium size tomato - slice thinly
4 shallots - slice thinly
2 sprigs curry leaves
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

To blend/ground (chilli paste)
4 red chillies
2 lemongrass

Method:
When oil is heated, fry dried prawns till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, saute shallots.
Add chilli paste and tomato.
Cook till oil splits  and for a thick mushy paste.
Add potatoes and curry leaves.
Keep stirring until gravy dries up.
Add fried prawns and season with salt (use sparingly)
Give a couple of stirs and dish out.


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9 comments:

  1. wow...what a lovely recipe....I hav never used lemon grass before.....can you tell me if it goes well in non veg dishes ?

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  2. i don't think I've had spicy potatoes yet.. picture looks appetizing...

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  3. waiting u to teach non spicy food :)

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  4. Sonali - yes, can be added into non-veg dishes for the fragrant.
    Sharlot - very easy to prepare, do try out.
    Karen - will post some non spicy soon.

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  5. This looks amazing..I'm gonna try it out :)

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  6. Yes Sharon, do try and your feedback is appreciated.

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  7. So yummy and full of flavors.. Loved this

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  8. Looks so yum full of spice n flavour

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