Kashmir baby potatoes is an amazing recipe from the northernmost part of India, where mountains are covered with snow. This recipe is also known as “dum aloo,” Which basically means sealed and cooked on medium to slow heat. Hence, dum means sealed, and aloo means Potato. When I was young, this recipe was very common and often made in our house as well. It was one of the special dishes at any dinner table on a special occasion or party in the form of a delicacy, usually served with naan or roti (indian wheat flatbread) & rice.
Although the ingredients are mostly similar, everyone has their own unique way of making this recipe with different methods and styles. I have been making this recipe for a decade now, and everytime it is finger-licking good, yet simple to make! My recipe of these Kashmir baby potatoes is not too complicated or loaded with calories. It is fun, easy, delicious, healthy & full of flavors. So let’s get cooking!
Kashmir Baby Potatoes
Prick the baby potatoes with a fork all around and set aside. This will infuse flavors and expedite the cooking process
Heat a medium-sized pot and add oil
once the oil is heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds & fennel seeds and saute until they splutter
Add ground onion and fresh ginger then cook until light brown
Add tomato puree with salt, red chili powder, turmeric, dry mango powder & freshly ground coriander seeds.
Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally so it does not dry up. Add water as needed if the mixture starts to dry
Add yogurt and potatoes together and mix well
Cook covered on medium heat for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally and add water as needed if it starts to dry up or sticks to the pot
Again, after 20 minutes if you feel the mixture is too dry, add some more water and cook for another 10 minutes until the potatoes are completely cooked
Serve in a bowl and enjoy!
To make this recipe for more then 2 people, simply select the number in the "servings" section.
This is the most simplest, healthy and delicious form of making the Kashmir baby potatoes. Do give it a try for your next dinner night and enjoy! I will be sharing another amazing and easy recipe with you soon! xoxox