Fried rice & Alur dum

We usually had “Khichdi” in lunch every year on this day. Saraswati pujo is celebrated like a grand festival of winter here in our area. This year was no difference except the menu was changed. Fried rice and Alur dum (Potato dum, or a thick curry) instead of traditional “Khichdi.” I mean why not? It’s…

Alur Dum, a thick Potato Curry

“Alur Dum,” as we know it in Bengali, is actually originated from Kashmir. Many Kashmiri cuisines are equally popular in Bengal. “Alur Dum” or “Dum Alu” is one of them. Ask everyone in this region and you will never find anyone who doesn’t know what it is. Nothing so complicated about this dish as it…