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Aloo Dum with Panch Phoron

Bengali style Aloo Dum..spicy potato curry with Panch Phoron or five spice mix. Learn how to make Bengali Style Aloo Dum with Panch Phoron. No-onion, no-garlic Potato recipe.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Bengali, Indian, West Begal
Servings 4 people


  • 10-12 Baby Potatoes
  • 2 Tomatoes(Medium)
  • Ginger piece(small 1/2")
  • 1-2 Green Chillies optional
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder as per spicy tolerance optional
  • 1 tsp Panch Phoron spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil or any good vegetable Oil


  • Boil and peel potatoes. I have used baby potatoes, you can use big potatoes and halve them.
  • Puree ginger, green chillies and tomatoes.
  • In a kadhai, add mustard oil, heat it till it's smoking point. Switch off the gas and let it cool a for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add panch phoron spice mix and hing, when the seeds crackle, add tomato puree.
  • Cook tomato puree for 2-3 minutes, then add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and sugar. Cook for few minutes till the masala leaves oil.
  • Add potatoes and mix well. Masala should coat the potatoes. well. Add 1/2 -1 cup water.
  • Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes. Keep the consistency of curry as per your liking. I made it on the drier side as we I also had made Chole Masala along with it. 
  • Garnish with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot with Luchis or Pooris. the se go well with rotis or paranthas also. 
Keyword Bengali Dum Aloo, Luchi Aloo, Panch Phoron
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