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dum aloo
Dum Aloo - Instant Pot
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Baby potatoes simmered in smooth, creamy and mouth watering sauce!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dum aloo
Servings: 3
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Archana Mundhe
  • 10 baby potatoes peeled and cored from the top (save the carved out potato pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic grated
  • 2 ripe red tomatoes pureed
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ -1 tablespoon Kashmiri red chili powder or any other mild red chili powder
  • ½ -1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8-10 cashews
  • ¼ cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
  • Cilantro leaves chopped for garnish
  1. Soak cashews in warm milk for 10 mins and set aside. Blend together to make smooth paste and reserve. 

  2. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and heat add ghee. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes with a glass lid on, stirring few times. Add ginger and garlic paste, cook for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the carved out pieces from the potatoes. Add tomato puree, turmeric, red chili powder, garam, masala and salt. Cook everything on saute mode for 2 minutes with glass lid on, stirring a couple of times.

  4. With a small spoon, very carefully, as the gravy will be hot, fill the potatoes with the cooked masala/gravy and line them all in the IP insert. Add ½ cup of water. Close the Instant Pot, set on manual/pressure cook(Hi) for 8 minutes followed by Quick Release.

  5. Stir in dried fenugreek leaves, cashew paste and chopped cilantro. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté mode and mix everything together. Add salt to taste. Bring to gentle boil and then turn the Instant Pot off. Serve with hot parathas.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Dum Aloo - Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 1353mg39%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 63.8mg77%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.