Authentic Kashmiri dum aloo -deep fried baby potatoes and simmered in a fragrant rich gravy
Kashmiri cuisine is rich, flavourful and hot .Kashmiri’s used very fragrant and hot spices to flavour their food .The best and most popular vegetarian dish from this cuisine is kashmiri dum aloo or dum olav.
Authentic kashmiri dum aloo which is often served with the creamy and slightly sweet gravy in most of the reastaurant are not the authentic kashmiri dum aloo,as tomatoes ,cream and cashew paste is not used to make kashmiri dum aloo.kashmiri dum aloo is cooked with yogurt,fennel ,ginger powder and few spices,and while cooking on dum, the gravy is almost absorbed in the potatoes,and then the potatoes are served coated with spices and little fat and off course no gravy.
The most important step is to prick them well and then deep fry them on proper heat. so potatoes will absorb all the flavours and become spongy.
There are many more delicious recipes from Kashmiri cuisine,I have also posted few kashmiri recipes -khatte baigan –chokh vangun , lotus stem curry-Nadur yakhni and bottle gourd and yogurt curry-Al Yakhni