Aloo Dum ~ Spicy Hot Potato

Aloo Dum is a very hot and spicy Nepali Style Potato curry. The origins of this recipe  is from the hill station of Darjeeling which is famous for this dish. Although it is super hot, this is a “hot” favorite among all my friends and one of the most requested recipes. So here it is for you to enjoy, straight from my kitchen :)  Happy Cooking !

Prep Time : 20 mins                                  Cook Time : 15 mins 
Serves : 4


  • 500 gms Potatoes, boiled and cut into small cubes
  • 12 Dry Red Chillies (Adjust to less if you want a less spicy version)
  • 4 large Tomatores
  • 1Tablespoon Red Chilli Powder/ Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Panch Poran (fenugeek,mustard,Kalonji,fennel, cumin)
  • 3 Tablespoons Mustard Oil / Vegetable Oil
  • salt to taste
  •  Boil the tomatoes and red chillies with a cup of water until the tomatoes are soft and mush. Peel the tomato and make a paste of the boiled tomatoes and red chillies. 
  • Heat oil in a pan and add  Panch Phoran seeds. When it stops spluttering, add the mixture of red chilly paste and turmeric powder and chilli flakes. Fry the masala for about a minute and add the potatoes and salt and mix well . Cook for 2 mins .Add 1/2 cup of water  and let it simmer for  2-3 minutes till the water dries up
  •  Serve with Pooris or Rotis . Enjoy !
Mouthwatering goodness of home cooking :) !
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Chicken Adobo

Today I tried another new recipe which was inspired from my favorite show – Food Safari…. Chicken Adobo is a Filipino dish . The best part of the dish was that it was very simple to make. It is uniquely made by stewing the chicken in soya sauce and vinegar. My success is measured by my kids acceptance of any new dish. They loved it and I will make it again and next time in larger quantities. I love my family for being open to idea of trying new dishes from different cuisine around the world which has inspired me to go beyond the boundary of just our regular Nepali food !
Be Adventurous  - Happy Cooking :) !

Prep Time : 15 mins                                      Cook Time : 30 mins

Serves : 4-6


  • 1 kg Chicken, cut into serving size, with skin on
  • 2-3 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup Dark Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon , roughly crushed garlic
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon whole pepper corn, roughly grinded
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and fry till it is golden brown on all sides.

  • Add the crush garlic and cook for 1 min till the garlic is light golden brown. Add the salt and crushed pepper and mix well.
  • Next add in the bay leaves and soy sauce and let it simmer for 2 mins. Add the water and cook for 15-20 mins till the chicken is tender.
  • Add vinegar and sugar and cook for another 5 mins. Adjust the sweet, salt and sour ingredient according to your taste.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

Delicious Chicken Adobo ready to eat :) ! … Enjoy !

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