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One Potato, Two Potato

I've often wondered about the benefits of peeling teeny tiny potatoes to make dum aloo. Apart from the cuteness factor, there didn't seem to be much taste uptick versus a regular potato curry. Or so I thought. But then, a couple of weeks back, I went to this cooking competition where I was to cook a Bengali menu and got handed the recipe for aloor dum. Punchy and totally full of flavour, it's a dish I've been thinking of ever since. But I didn't bring back the recipe and I sort of forgot what all went in there so this is my own version. Think of it as the Punjabi curry counterpart of the aloor dum I made the other day. It's delicious nevertheless. Ingredients 15-20 baby potatoes 3 tbsp ghee 1 bay leaf 2 whole red chillies 2 tbsp ginger paste 1/2 tsp hing powder 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 small onion, pureed 2 small tomatoes, chopped finely 1 tbsp tomato puree 1 t