Nepali Alu Dum


This can be eaten as a side dish, starter or even a snack

  • 1 kg potatoes, medium size (boiled and peeled)
  • 50 gms peeled garlic
  • 25 gms dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 5 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2-cup water
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Soak the chillies in hot water for 30 minutes and then grind to a paste along with the garlic. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add nigella seeds followed by the chilli-garlic paste, water, chilli powder, salt and turmeric. Mix well. Let it cook covered. Keep stirring in between. Cook till oil separates then add boiled potatoes and mix well. Keep cooking and stirring lightly for 10 minutes till the potatoes are well coated. Sprinkle generous amount of coriander leaves and mix well. Serve hot or cold.

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