Dum Aloo Recipe:- How to make Restaurant Style Dum Aloo?

Dum Aloo

This creamy restaurant style dum aloo is my family favorite. You can enjoy these dum aloo with naan, lachha paratha, pooris or even with zeera rice.Dum aloo is made in many different ways and according to its region they also got their names like Punjabi style dum aloo, Kashmiri dum aloo, Bengali style dum aloo, even dhaba style dum aloo and more. Every recipe of making these dum aloo is different from each other but one thing remains common that they all are cooked under pressure (also called “dum”). Today I am posting this recipe of Restaurant style rich Dum Aloo with creaminess of cashews and flavors of whole spices and kasoori methi. This dum aloo recipe is very simple and easy to follow. Here roasted potatoes are cooked in spicy creamy gravy on slow heat till potatoes absorb all the flavors. I also like this recipe as it is one pot and does not require any grinding or fine chopping of ingredients. This dum aloo is made in pressure cooker that saves lots of time and energy. I often make this restaurant style dum aloo for parties, potlucks and get togethers.

Dum Aloo

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 8-10 Potato boiled, small size
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1-2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Big Cardamom
  • 1 Small Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 cup Onion sliced
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 3-4 Garlic
  • 8-10 Pepper Corn
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Cashew
  • ½ tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ cup Thick Curd
  • 10-12 Pota small size & boiled
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves fine chopped
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Water


  • In a pressure cooker add almost ¼ cup of oil. When oil is hot enough add bay leaf, small and big cardamom, cinnamon stick, pepper corns and cumin seed.
  • Saute spices for few seconds and add chopped onions, ginger, garlic and salt. Mix everything and cook till onions become soft and light brown in color.
  • Now add 1 cup of water and take 5-6 whistles. After 6 whistles switch off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool down before opening.
  • In a meanwhile heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Transfer boiled potatoes to the pan. Sprinkle some salt, red chilly powder and turmeric powder.
  • Roast the potatoes for some time till they become golden brown from all the sides and keep them aside.
  • Also in a mixer, grind together milk and cashews to paste and keep it aside. Now open the pressure cooker and switch on the heat to medium.
  • Smash all the garlic pieces with your spatula, sauté and cook till onion mixture losses oil. Once mixture loses oil, add cashew paste and cook for a minute.
  • Now add turmeric powder, chilly powder coriander powder and mix well. Add thick curd and cook till masala loses oil again.
  • Now add kasoori methi, mix and add roasted potatoes. Saute and cook potatoes in masala for 4-5 minutes.
  • Now add ½ cup of water and cook dum aloo for 7-8 minutes. Dum aloo is ready to serve. Garnish it with fine chopped coriander leaves and chopped almonds.


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  • Very tempting dum aloo……….must try.

    sudha August 17, 2015 12:19 am Reply
    • Thanks dear Sudha

      Shilpi Agarwal August 17, 2015 2:16 pm Reply
  • This looks amazing. I was redoing my KDA recipe to update the picture..and I accidentally poured like 1/4 of a bag of saunf powder in it 🙁 It was ruined. I will just come to your house and eat yours.

    WhitBit's Indian Kitchen August 23, 2015 9:37 pm Reply
    • Sure Whitney you are most welcome 🙂

      Shilpi Agarwal August 24, 2015 6:43 pm Reply
  • Yummy I love all ur recipes 😍😍dumb aloo I will try & I hope it’s cook same as ur

    Reema Malik July 23, 2016 11:12 am Reply
    • Thanks Reema. Do try and share your experience 🙂

      Shilpi Agarwal July 24, 2016 9:44 pm Reply
      • hi Shilpi.. can I just make Dum Aloo without pressure cooker?

        sweete March 27, 2019 10:47 am Reply

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