Hot Spicy Potato Curry From Nepal: Nepali Aloo Dum Recipe

Aloo Dum is a very hot and spicy Nepali Style Potato curry. The origins of this recipe  is from the hill station of Darjeeling which is famous for this dish. Although it is super hot, this is a “hot” favorite among all my friends and one of the most requested recipes. So here it is for you to enjoy, straight from my kitchen 🙂  Happy Cooking !

Prep Time : 20 mins                                  Cook Time : 15 mins 
Serves : 4


  • 500 gms Potatoes, boiled and cut into small cubes
  • 12 Dry Red Chillies (Adjust to less if you want a less spicy version)
  • 4 large Tomatores
  • 1Tablespoon Red Chilli Powder/ Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of fenugeek, mustard,Kalonji,fennel, cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons Mustard Oil / Vegetable Oil
  • salt to taste
  •  Boil the tomatoes and red chillies with a cup of water until the tomatoes are soft and mush. Peel the tomato and make a paste of the boiled tomatoes and red chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add  Panch Phoran seeds. When it stops spluttering, add the mixture of red chilly paste and turmeric powder and chilli flakes. Fry the masala for about a minute and add the potatoes and salt and mix well . Cook for 2 mins .Add 1/2 cup of water  and let it simmer for  2-3 minutes till the water dries up
  •  Serve with Pooris or Rotis . Enjoy !



  1. I like the preparation and cook time for this, at least in less than 50 minutes it will be ready. Can I skip adding these fenugeek, mustard,Kalonji,fennel or cumin? Don’t really like them.

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