Dum Aloo Aur Kesar Pulao By Ajay Chopra

Dum Aloo Aur Kesar Pulao

Chef Ajay Chopra brings is a one-pot meal cooked using potatoes and rice called Dum Aloo and Kesar Pulao This dal made from grounded moong dal is a popular recipe from Kumaon in Uttarakhand.
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Cooking Time

20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10 Min



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  • For Kesar Pulao
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2tsp ghee
  • 5 Black cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 bay Leaves
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Few Saffron strands
  • For Dum Aloo
  • 4 tbsp Mustard oil
  • 10 to 15 baby Potatoes
  • 4 Black Cardamom
  • 5 Green Cardamom
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Royal Cumin
  • 2 Cinnamon stick
  • Water
  • ½ tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 2 tsp kashmiri Masala
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp fennel powder
  • ½ tsp Dry Ginger powder


  1. 1

    In a pan heat ghee, add black cardamom, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and fry, add soaked rice, salt, saffron and cook low flame till its done.
  2. 2

    Heat mustard oil in pan prick per boiled potatoes and fry till golden brown.
  3. 3

    In the same pan, add asafoetida, paste of water and red chilli powder, curd and stir continuously.
  4. 4

    Add fried potatoes, make roasted powder of black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, black pepper, coriander seeds, royal cumin, cinnamon and add that in the pan, add salt and saute.
  5. 5

    Add fennel powder, dry ginger powder and mix.
  6. 6

    Serve dum aloo with kesar rice.

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