This is my version of Bengali Aloor-Dum - I am feeling entitled to adding Bengali here, since my Ma-in-law approved and said it tastes most authentic. Usually she is a stickler for any variation I do to the Bong dishes, so I guess it must really be OK. I made the recipe from scratch, just depending on my memories of having Pishi-Ma's Aloor Dum when I was just married. The best I have ever had. Before making this, I did search online for a good recipe, but all the ones I found did not satisfy my expectations of an authentic Bong Aloo-Dum. You are not supposed to make a tomatoey-gravy. Once made, the potatoes should be smooth, but not too soft, and the masala flavorsome and dark.
This recipe was used to serve 5 people, but there were other dishes to complement this. If used stand-alone, this recipe will serve at-most 3 people.