Dum Aloo Biryani

Dum Aloo or Aloo Dum is a potato based traditional dish from Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine. It is a easy, delicious and flavorful curry usually made with baby potatoes, mild spices, cashews and yogurt.  The potatoes are deep fried and cooked in a gravy on low flame. This  creamy and yummy curry goes well with any pulao, biryani or any Indian Bread.  Now, how about making biryani with this delicious curry. Just soak some rice for a while and cook with very little spices as we already added some spices to the gravy. Layer it and cook on dum style. That’s it enjoy with your favorite raita. 

Potato lovers here is the dish for you all posting under the theme " Biryani / Pulao and Kichidi with grain " for day 14.


Basmati Rice 2 cups
Prepared Dum Aloo curry 2 cups
Onion 1 small sliced
Bay leaf 1
Cinnamon  1 inch stick
Cardamom 2
Cloves 3
Biryani masala 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Butter / ghee  2 tbsp
Oil 1 spoon
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup


Wash and soak rice for 30-40 minutes.
Add 6 cups water to rice along with 1 spoon oil.
Also add all the whole spices and 1/2 spoon of biryani masala.
Add salt to taste.
Cook rice till its 80 percent done.
Drain the water and set aside.
In a wide deep pan add 1/2 of the dum aloo curry.
Layer it with 1/2 of the rice and add some chopped cilantro on top.
Now add rest of the curry and top it with rest of the rice.
Add cilantro and butter / ghee  on top. 
Cover and seal the pan with chapati dough or aluminum foil.
We will be cooking this biryani in a dum style.
So switch on the stove and place  thick flat pan / skillet.
Place the biryani vessel on top and cook on high for 10 minutes.
Now turn the flame to low and cook for another 15 minutes.
Switch off flame and leave aside for 10 minutes.
Remove and serve hot with raita or any gravy curry.

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vaishali sabnani said...

Now this Biryani is a complete killer ! Seriously who doesn’t like potatoes ? They’re an all time favourite with most , and I am sure this Biryani will be a total hit ! Loved it to the core !

Suma Gandlur said...

This one is new to me. Aloo dum is like Kasmiri's signature dish and I am sure the flavors are elevated in this,interesting version of biryani.

Harini R said...

Wow! What a flavorful biryani!! My kids will love it for sure.

Sharmila Kingsly said...

Such a flavorful biryani with Dum aloo.. So innovative ..with raita it will be perfect..

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is a wonderful idea. The combination of rice and dum aloo cooked in dum must result in such a flavourful biryani. Love it.

Srivalli said...

This must have tasted out of the world right!...We loved it when I had made it..very nice choice!

Srividhya said...

who can say no to this delicious bowl of goodness. Amazing Sushma. Great idea to make biryani with the dum aloo.

Swati said...

I can imagine how flavourful this biryani must be. Aloo dum is a dish that is rich in flavours and adding with rice to make this briyani must have take the dish to another level. Superb share!!

cookwithrenu said...

wow this is an interesting recipe. It is also a good use of 2 leftovers in one. and secondly it would be so flavourful and tasty. Awesome share.

Kalyani said...

my family loves Dum Aloo.. that dish in a biryani is a first for me... great pics too, Sushma and beautifully presented...