Recipe of Dum Aloo Lakhnavi

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Fried potatoes stuffed with paneer, mingled in a rich, masaledar onion and tomato gravy. Perfect dish to dazzle a crowd.


  • 1/2 kg potatoes
  • 100 gm mashed potatoes
  • 100 gm crumbled paneer
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder salt to taste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp kasoori methi
  • 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp cream
  • For the Onion Gravy:
  • 200 gm onions
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • For the Tomato Gravy:
  • 200 gm fresh tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ghee

How to Make Dum Aloo Lakhnavi

  1. For the Onion Gravy:
  2. Heat some ghee in a pan and saute all the ingredients. The onions should be nice and glossy. Keep aside.
  3. For the Tomato Gravy:
  4. In another pan, heat some ghee and cook all the ingredients for a couple of minutes. Keep aside.
  5. For the Potatoes:
  6. Cut out the cores of the potatoes and deep fry the potatoes.
  7. While the potatoes cool down make the filling. Mix the mashed potatoes and paneer together. This is the filling.
  8. Stuff the fried potatoes with the filling and keep aside.
  9. For the Final Preparation:
  10. Cook the onion and tomato gravies in oil until the oil separates.
  11. Add all the garama masala, chilli powder and kasoori methi. Mix. Cook for 1 minute.
  12. Stir in the butter and the cream. Mix well.
  13. Finally, add the potatoes and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.

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