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Alu Dum Recipe

Alu Dum Recipe

Alu Dum (Odia: ଆଳୁ ଦମ୍), also known as "Potato Curry", is a traditional and popular dish from Odisha. The dish is made with boiled potatoes that are cooked in a rich, spicy gravy made of a variety of spices, onions, and tomatoes. The recipe for this dish can vary from family to family, but it typically includes a mix of cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, and chili powder, which give it its characteristic flavor and aroma.

Preparation of Alu Dum:

To make Aloo Dum, first, the potatoes are boiled until they are soft and tender. Then, in a separate pan, oil is heated and spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, and chili powder are added. Onions and tomatoes are sautéed until they are softened, and then the cooked potatoes are added to the pan. The dish is simmered until the potatoes are fully coated with the flavorful gravy and the spices are well-integrated.

Alu Dum is usually served with steamed rice, and it is also a popular dish to be served as a side dish with other traditional Odia meals. This dish can also be prepared with minimal oil and it is also a vegan option for those looking for the same. This dish is a great representation of Odia food tradition, it's rich, flavorful, and is a must-try for anyone looking to explore Odia cuisine.

Alu Dum with Odisha style parata and Bhindi Masala

It can be said that Alu Dum is a staple dish in Odia cuisine, with its unique flavor and aroma. It's a delicious, comforting, and easy-to-make dish, perfect for any occasion, whether it's a special event or simply a comforting meal on a cold winter night.

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