Farali Dum Aloo - Navratri Special

Farali Dum Aloo, delicious and finger licking good curry can be eaten on fasting days like Navratri. This curry is prepared with pan fried baby potatoes and simmered in unique flavoured gravy without adding many spices. It's perfectly accompanied with Rajgira Masala Puri and Rajgira panchratna Sheera 

If you are looking for something new to prepare this Navratri season, try this scrumptious Farali Dum Aloo, for other Farali recipe click here .

You will need :-

  • 250 g boiled and peeled baby potatoes or smaller size regular potatoes
  • 4 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. whole spices - clove, cinnamon, bay leaf, green cardamom
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree 
  • 1/4 cup cashew
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds ( khus Khus )
  • Sendha namak 
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and clove
  • 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. cream ( optional ) 
  • Finely chopped coriander to garnish
Method :-
Soak cashews and poppy seeds in a warm water for half an hour.
Drain the water and grind the soaked cashews and poppy seeds til you get smooth puree, leave it aside. 
Heat the 2 tbsp. oil in a pan or kadai and fry the baby potatoes til light brown. 
Remove from the pan, in the same pan add remaining oil.
Once oil is heated add cumin seeds and all the whole spices.
Once they start to crackle add tomato puree and keep cooking for 5 minutes . 
Then add cashew and poppy seeds paste and mix well.
Add salt,sugar, red chilli powder and ground cinnamon and clove.
Keep mixing and add 1/4 cup water if gravy gets thicker.
Cook the gravy for another 3-4 minutes.
Now add plain yogurt, mix well, add fried potatoes.
Once again mix well and let the potato cook well in the gravy for couple of minutes.
Add cream ( if using ) and mix well.
Turn off the heat.
Garnish it with the coriander and serve hot.
Enjoy !

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