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For the Love of Dum Aloo and Scrumptious Spicy Gravy

July 14, 2021

Potatoes have been serving as comfort food for years, whether fried, baked, mashed or roasted. Introduced by British traders in India, potato or aloo soon became one of the most used ingredients across the country.

A dish that took the spotlight is Dum Aloo, a Kashmiri wonder dish that became extremely popular pan India. This dish is a part of traditional Kashmiri Pandit cuisine from the Valley of Kashmir. However, today several variations of the dish are prepared depending upon the taste, cooking style and spices of the region.

What is Dum Aloo?

We often underrate the potential and presence of baby potatoes in kitchen, using them as a regular ingredient for any potato dish. However, when used properly in a recipe made for it, its flavours and texture is unmatched. Dum Aloo is one such mouth-watering recipe, which comprises of baby potatoes crispy on outside and soft on inside simmered in creamy and light fragrant gravy. However, the true nature and essence of the dish comes out with a perfect blend of exotic Indian spices that not only enhance its flavours but also imparts enough delightful spiciness to the dish. The fascinating thing about the dish is that it uses the basic spices easily available in every kitchen. Dum Aloo Masala Powder by Cee Pee offers an exciting blend of spices and flavours that sings of deliciousness and joyful aroma.

Authentic Kashmiri dum aloo is cooked with tomato-based gravy, yogurt, spiced with ginger powder, turmeric, red chilli and a special blend of spices. Cooking it with dum or pressure, the potatoes absorb the gravy and are coated with spices, gravy and little fat. However, it is integral to prick potatoes once they are fried so that the gravy or the sauce is absorbed nicely in the potato, making it spongy and flavourful.

Biryani and the Blend of Spices

The Perfect Dum Aloo Masala Powder Blend

When you select the right spices in right proportion, a perfect recipe is created which is handed down from generation to generation. With Cee Pee Dum Aloo Masala Powder, create the perfect delicacy with authentic flavours from the Valley of Kashmir. To create the magic of flavours, following spices are blend together in proper ratio:

  • Coriander
  • Red Chilli
  • Fenugreek Leaves
  • Dry Mango
  • Turmeric
  • Green Cardamom
  • Asafoetida
  • Bay Leaf
  • Iodised Salt
  • Dried Garlic
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Cashew Nut
  • Cumin
  • Dried Gingerv

Create the Delicious Dum Aloo Dish

To make a delish bowl of Dum Aloo, follow the below mentioned steps


  • Baby potatoes – 8-10
  • Ghee or clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Yogurt – ¾ cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard oil – 2tbps
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Cee Pee Dum Aloo Masala Powder
  • 2 Pureed Tomato


  1. Wash and scrub baby potatoes in cold running water
  2. Boil them with salt until half cooked
  3. Pierce the potatoes with toothpick to allow the sauce or gravy to seep and absorb all the masalas and flavours.
  4. Heat oil or ghee in a pan; deep-fry the potatoes until golden brown, and crisp on outside.
  5. Once the potatoes start to float, take them out on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
  6. In a separate pan, heat ghee and add tomato puree.
  7. Add Ceepee dum aloo masala and sauté it until they are roasted.
  8. In a bowl whisk yogurt and add the sautéed tomato and spice paste. It prevent yogurt from curdling.
  9. Put it back on flame and add water, sugar and salt according to taste.
  10. Bring it to boil.
  11. Add fried potatoes, lower the flame, and cover it with a lid and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  12. Check whether potatoes are soft and spongy and gravy is creamy and thick. It thickens more once cooled.
  13. Garnish with dried kasoori methi and serve hot with jeera rice, plain basmati rice, naan, laccha paratha, or other breads.

Tips and Tricks

When it comes to secret recipes, there are always some tricks and tips that makes all the difference in the flavour and texture of a dish. While preparing this delectable Kashmir dish, you need to keep in mind certain points.

In restaurant, the potatoes are deep fried, which gives them melt-in-the-mouth flavours and texture. The same cannot be achieved at home.

To make a healthy yet delicious version at home, parboil the potato and then shallow fry them to get crispy golden-brown skin.

Ensure to cook the dish in dum to make aloo flavoursome and lip smacking.

To get the brilliant authentic Kashmiri flavours, Buy Dum Aloo Masala online by Cee Pee and savor each bite with the flavours of the valley at the convenience of your home.



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