Friday, April 8, 2011

Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo, or Aloo Dum, or potato dish. What else should I say, you tell me? Aloo basically is potato. Nothing more or nothing less, in our local Malay dialogue, we call potatoes as Kentang. The love for potatoes, do I have to repeat myself again? Must I, should I potentially (Bonda, Chilli Aloo & Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis)? Of course, undeniably, potato is forever worthy. One of our favourite pantry and kitchen friendly ingredients, I think I have already mentioned in my previous recipes and when my Malaysian Dum Aloo is a concern, it must be a twist to those common, standard and from elsewhere other parts of the globe. Lemongrass, trust me, is the catch for its aroma, whereas a tiny bit of dried shrimps for saltiness, skip if you are a vegetarian. Dum Aloo, do I have to badly convince you? I reckon you know it all. It will be seller when it hits your dining table.       

3 medium size potatoes - simmer till soft and cut into medium size pieces  with the skin on
3 tbsp dried prawns - soaked 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

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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  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 ?

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

  3. waiting u to teach non spicy food :)

  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.

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

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

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

  8. Looks so yum full of spice n flavour


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