Niramish means vegetarian. But when it said niramish aloor dum that not just meant that here no animal meat or fish added. Apart from non-vegetarian items, here onion & garlic are also not added. Traditionally every where garlic & onion are compulsory ingredients to make aloo dum. But as I said it is niramish dish, so No ONION & NO GARLIC.
You may think that that it won’t be that delicious or it is not at per with any other style of aloo dum then you are wrong because much more delicious than any other traditional aloo dum dish.
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I love this item to have with roti, paratha or naan. You can try this with puri or Bengali style luchi too. Last night, I had this niramish aloor dum with plain homemade paratha and it was awesome.
Though many people do not prefer to add green peas to such dish. But I had a few sundried homemade frozen green peas in our inventory. So during this lockdown period I thought to utilize that stock and prepare this awesome dish.
Niramish aloor dum recipe
- 3 medium size potatoes/aloo
- Handful green peas/hara matar, optional
- ⅓ cup curd/yogurt/dahi
- 2 teaspoons ginger /adrak paste
- 1 large tomato, pureed
- 2 green chillies, chopped
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 2 teaspoons turmeric / haldi powder
- 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
- Salt to taste
- 1.5 tablespoons refined oil
- Boil potatoes and peel its skin , cut each boiled potatoes into 4 pieces
- Heat oil in a cooking pot and add ginger paste, green chillies and sauted
- Add tomato puree too and stir till color turns into dark red or brown
- Then add red chilli powder, turmeric powder & salt, mix all
- Pour curd/yogurt/dahi and stir to prepare thick curry
- Now add potato pieces and green peas and cook with all spices
- Spread garam masala too and mix
- Now add ½ cup water and cook it till water reduced to half
- Switch off flame & serve hot or warm