Aloo dum (Nepali potatoes curry)

Aloo dum is a very popular dish in Nepal. My mum used to cook it almost every day when we were little as both me and my brother were very spoiled and didn’t eat most of the other veggies except potatoes.


  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed ginger and garlic
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of unflavoured yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon of oil


  • Boil potatoes and cut into cubes.
  • Heat oil in a wok.

  • When oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let it fry for a few seconds.

  • Add onion in the wok and fry till they are brown.

  • Add diced tomatoes and turmeric powder and fry some more.

  • When the paste starts giving out oil that mean it is cooked so add the boiled potatoes to the wok.

  • Just toss potatoes around and add salt, cumin, chilli, coriander powder and a half cup of water and let it boil.

  • Now add the unflavoured yogurt and mix it well.

  • Take the curry out of heat and serve with rice or roti.

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23 responses to “Aloo dum (Nepali potatoes curry)

  1. I am Big Allo dum Fan since a kid…

  2. Mum is not at home so I had to prepare some food so I chose to make some Alu Dum with gravy. Your tips with photos has helped me a lot. Thank YOU! 🙂

  3. looks delicious , I pretty much follow same recipe. The only thing is I don’t add yogurt.may be add a bit more turmeric gives a bright yellow color.

  4. I m going to cook it…….:)

  5. I’m from India, and we fancy this dish also 🙂

  6. When I’m back on my laptop I’m going to copy this down – I’ve been on the lookout for something much like this. Thank you!

  7. I have tried, many times, Aloo Dum dry. They are so good. Your curry lookd delicious as well. Will have to try sometime. Thanks for the post M.

  8. Love everything with potatoes… even I as a child hated vegetables. Just wanted and had potatoes almost everyday 🙂

  9. yummm.. just had lunch.. the pictures are again making me hungry 🙂

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