Baby potatoes are so easy to cook and experiment with. Had a bag of baby potatoes sitting in my pantry so thought of trying my hand on this super easy recipe. Punjabi dum aloo recipe ready and on to the table in 40 minutes. Awe-mazing!! Somehow I believe food gets cooked faster without onion and garlic. Yes..you heard me right Dum aloo recipe without onion and garlic – it taste divine. The flavor was wonderful and everyone loved it.
Baby potatoes can be substituted with regular potatoes. Regular potatoes are a bit on the larger side, so cut them into halves.Gravy was prepared using tomato puree, curd and cashew paste as a base and later flavored with all the aromatic spices. Cashew paste is an excellent substitute to onion-garlic based gravies. Not only it thickens the sauce, it also neutralizes the tanginess of tomatoes and add that creamy touch to the gravy.
Potatoes are pan cooked but if you prefer you can always half boil the potatoes and save some time. All you have to do is peel and wash the potatoes. Place them in a microwavable bowl half filled with water and cook on high for 4-5 minutes. They are all done. Cook them in gravy and you are all set.
If you choose to add onion and garlic to this gravy then you will need – 1 medium onion minced, 2 cloves of garlic minced and 1 teaspoon of ginger paste. Add it right after adding cumin seeds to the pan. Cook till onion is light brown in color and then add in tomato puree and follow rest of the recipe.
This dish has got loads of flavor and I can promise you that no one can tell the difference that this dum aloo is cooked without onion and garlic. Try your hand out on this dish today and you can’t go wrong with this recipe.