Kalo morich aloor dum – Potatoes cooked in black pepper paste

Aloor dum‘ or commonly called ‘Dum aloo‘ has innumerable regional variations. There are not only several variations but also a variety of way to serve it. Commonly, it is served with any kind of ‘poori’ which is a unleavened deep -fried Indian bread.

The ‘Dal puris‘ i made will be, will be offended if it is not served in a royal style πŸ˜‰ Since they were deep -fried, I wanted some light -on -the -palate ‘aloor dum’. Hence this simple ‘niramish’ (vegetarian dish without the use of rich ingredients like onion, garlic etc) version came up. πŸ™‚

The vegetarian cooking of Bengal is redolent of ginger and green chilies. It adds texture and taste to the vegetarian food.

dal puri, kalo morich aloor dum and home made lime pickle


Here’s what i did…………


3 nos – medium sized potatoes ( peeled and cubed in 1 1/2″ thickness)

2 nos – green chili (slit from the center)

1 tsp – ginger paste

1/2 tsp – roasted cumin powder

1 tsp – roasted coriander powder

11/2 tsp – black pepper powder

1/2 tsp – tumeric powder

salt to taste

1/4 tsp – cumin seeds

1 nos – bay leaf

water to cook


Make a paste of the dry ingredients with a little water.

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds and bay leaf. Add and saute the potato cubes. Once the potato start forming skin, add the ginger paste and tumeric and fry for a min. Pour in the spice paste and fry till fragnant (approx 1 min).

Add 1 1/2 cup water. Season with salt, cover and cook on a low flame till potatoes are done. Increase the flame and let all the gravy dry up.

kalo morich aloor dum

Serve hot with Dal puri.

kalo morich aloor dum - potatoes cooked in black pepper paste

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !!! πŸ˜€




About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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13 Responses to Kalo morich aloor dum – Potatoes cooked in black pepper paste

  1. Pingback: Dal puri | acbistro

  2. I am in love with this kali mirchi dam aloo! So making it today and eating with parantha instead :).

  3. Wow delightful breakfast Andy. …

  4. Pepper is well coated in aloo and looks like a great side dish

  5. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says:

    NICE, I’m always looking for new ways to make potatoes- MMMMM! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Pingback: Eggplants in Panch Phoron (Bengali Spice Mix) | simplyvegetarian777

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