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50g (2 oz) ghee or 45ml (3 tblsp) oil
1 bayleaf
1 onion, minced finely
2.5ml ( tsp) ginger paste
2.5ml ( tsp) garlic paste
2.5ml ( tsp) whole mustard seeds
2.5ml ( tsp) cumin seeds
450g (1 lb) small potatoes, with skins, washed and dried or
450g (1 lb) potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1.25ml ( tsp) turmeric powder
10ml (2 tsp) ground coriander
7.5ml (1 tsp) chilli powder
150ml ( pint) natural yoghurt
1.25ml ( tsp) salt

Cooking Instructions
Heat ghee or oil and add bayleaf and onion. Fry with for 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add mustard and cumin seeds. Add potatoes, mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring consistently to avoid burning. Sprinkle with turmeric, coriander and chilli powder. Add yoghurt and salt to taste. Mix gently, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until potatoes are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Sprinkle with a little water if potatoes are not quite tender. Dum aloo is a dry dish with potatoes covered with spices. Serve with puri.

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