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Dum Aloo (Bengali Style)

1. Take baby potatoes. If you do not get baby potatoes, use medium / small potatoes. In case you are using the later, slit them partially, else for baby potatoes take the whole ones (with skin), and pressure cook them in salt water. It should not be boiled to perfection and keep it a little hard. Peel off the skin and take them in a bowl. Add a little turmeric powder and salt and mix.
2. Take onions and thinly slice them and keep aside.
3. Take one large tomato and chop them and keep aside.
4. Take a inch of ginger and 5-6 cloves of garlic and crush them with a pestle.
5. Chop fresh coriander leaves and keep aside for garnishing.
6. Take a fistful of green peas and blanch them (boil water and salt and once boiling, remove from fire and add the peas)
7. In a bowl, take the following spices - red chilli powder, garam masala powder (little cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, mace: roasted and ground), turmeric powder, a little sugar, salt. Take 2 tbsp curd (plain yogurt) and mix all the ingredi…