Niramish Alur dum

Bengali Niramish Alur dum is a dum alu basically had during fasting or puja’s and is made without onion and garlic —

Trust  me it tastes better than the other Amish version  ( using onion and garlic) one —

This is perfect meal for any day or you serve it in special occasions — it goes best with poori , roti , paratha ,  karaisutir kachuri  or pulao —

There are many versions of this simple alur dum and this is my version –with Hing or Aesofitida —-

Main Ingredients:

  • 500 gm of potato
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp of ginger paste
  • 3 large tomato paste
  • Coriander and cumin seeds paste
  • 1 pinch of Hing
  • 2 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of garam masala powder
  • Salt  and sugar to taste
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil


Peel and boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker — it needs hardly two whistles —

Cut it into medium-sized cubes — Fry them for a minute or so in a skillet –till it turns light brown in colour — be careful enough not to break them —

Put oil onto a pan and heat it up — once the oil is hot add bay leaf and the cumin seeds when it starts releasing it’s aroma add in the Hing — add the masala — except garam masala , salt and sugar —

Saute for 10 minutes adding water in between — when the masala starts leaving oil add in the fried potatoes, mix in well with the masalas , add in salt and sugar — Keep it cover with a lid and in dum for at least 15 minutes —

Open the lid after 15 minutes , sprinkle some garam masala — your yum alur dum is ready to be served —-  🙂

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Authentic and favorite bengali dish of all.

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  2. flavours2017 says:

    Absolutely right u are and my fav and thanks for yr lovely comment 😍😍

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  3. Jeebhe jol eshe jai aloor dom sunlei😋

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  4. Uttor peye gele nishchoi.

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  5. flavours2017 says:


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  6. Ha ha ha…Likhe jao aro notun rannar pod

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  7. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks dear 😍😍


  8. mistimaan says:

    My all time favourite 🙂

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  9. Looks delicious and as you said taste good…very nice.

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  10. flavours2017 says:

    Thank you so much 😊


  11. flavours2017 says:

    Thanks a lot 😊

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  12. ‘Niramish’ Aloo .. 😆😆😆


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