Bengali Style Aloo Dum to Tantalize your Taste Buds

If you’re a fan of spicy and flavorful dishes, then Bengali style Aloo Dum is a must-try. This classic Bengali dish is made with tender baby potatoes cooked in a spicy tomato-based gravy, flavored with aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing a step-by-step guide on how to make Bengali style Aloo Dum that will tantalize your taste buds.


  • 500g baby potatoes
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing

Step 1: Boil the potatoes Wash the baby potatoes thoroughly and boil them in salted water until they are tender. Drain the water and set the potatoes aside.

Step 2: Prepare the gravy In a pan, heat mustard oil and add in the chopped onions. Fry the onions until they turn translucent. Then, add ginger paste and garlic paste and fry until fragrant. Add in the chopped tomatoes and fry until they are soft and mushy. Add in cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Fry the spices until fragrant and oil starts to separate from the mixture.

Step 3: Add the potatoes Add the boiled baby potatoes to the gravy and coat them well with the spices. Add half a cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the gravy has thickened and the potatoes are fully cooked.

Step 4: Garnish and serve Once the potatoes are fully cooked, turn off the heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or roti and enjoy the delicious flavors of Bengali style Aloo Dum.


Bengali style Aloo Dum is a classic dish that is loved by many for its bold and spicy flavors. By following these simple steps, you can easily recreate this dish at home and tantalize your taste buds. Don’t forget to share your photos and feedback with us in the comments below. Happy cooking!

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