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Niramish Dum Aloo - Spice Coated Baby Potatoes

Niramish Dum Aloo - Spice Coated Baby Potatoes


  • 15 baby potatoes (about ping pong ball size)
  • 1 tablespoon oil + 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric, divided
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of sugar (this balances the taste if the tomatoes are tart, but will not make the dish sweet)
  • 1 -1.5 cup grated ripe tomato (the tomatoes will make this dish a tiny bit tangy and it is meant to be that way. reduce the amount if you do not like the tang)
  • 2 tablespoonginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 dry red chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander powder
  • a generous pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 2-4 green chili pepper, or to taste – slit
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder or garam masala (optional)