Chotti Aloor Dum Recipe – Baby Potatoes In Tomato Gravy

Chotti Aloor Dum is a spicy gravy prepared with small baby potatoes and usually served with luchis or puris. Potatoes are universal favourite and any dish prepared with them is a sure hit. Baby potatoes are boiled and cooked with spices in a tomato base. Prepare this delicious dish once and you will prepare it often for its flavour and taste.  Baby Potatoes, Tomatoes, Cumin powder (Jeera), Red Chilli powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Oil, Salt, Cloves (Laung), Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Water   15 Baby Potatoes 2 Tomatoes 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) 1-1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 tablespoon Oil 1/2 teaspoon Salt 2 Cloves (Laung) 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 250 ml Water     30   20     To begin making the Chotti Aloor Dum recipe, In a pressure cooker, boil baby potatoes with a pinch of salt for about 2 whistles.Once the pressure is released, remove the skin from the potatoes and set it. In a blender, add chopped tomatoes and grind them into a fine paste.In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil and heat over medium flame.Add cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick to the oil and roast them for few seconds. Now, add baby potatoes and toss them evenly in the oil.Gently add the tomato puree followed by cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.Combine them well and add a glass of water to the mixture.Cook them on a medium flame stirring them occasionally until the potatoes are blended well with the spices.Season the gravy with the required amount of salt.Remove the gravy from the flame and serve hot. Chotti Aloor Dum is a versatile dish and can be served along with Bengali Luchi and Boondi Raita for a delicious meal.