Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Makes: 4

Dum Aloo Lakhnavi: 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 Gram Potatoes, mashed
  • 100 Gram Crumbled paneer
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder and salt
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 3 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Cream

For the onion gravy:

  • 200 Gram Onions
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • To taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • For the tomato gravy:
  • 200 Gram Fresh tomato puree
  • To taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Ghee


Prepare onion gravy:


Heat some ghee in a pan and saute all the ingredients. The onions should be nice and glossy. Keep aside.

Prepare tomato gravy:


In another pan, heat some ghee and cook all the ingredients for a couple of minutes. Keep aside.

Prepare the potatoes:

1Cut out the cores of the potatoes and deep fry the potatoes.



While the potatoes cool down make the filling. Mix the mashed potatoes and paneer together. This is the filling. Stuff the fried potatoes with the filling and keep aside.

Prepare the final preparation:

1Cook the onion and tomato gravies in oil until the oil separates.


2Add all the garama masala, chilli powder and kasoori methi. Mix. Cook for 1 minute.

3Stir in the butter and the cream. Mix well. Finally, add the potatoes and simmer for about 3-5 minutes.