Alur Dom is a tasty Bengali dish prepared during Durga Puja
. This dish is widely popular in other parts of the country also. Alur dom is cooked by the 'dom' method which is similar to braising.
Basically a potato dish, this is made by sauteing ginger-garlic paste, chilly powder, green chillies, mustard, cumin, bay leaves, sugar or jaggery and cooked potatoes and mixing it with tamarind juice. This dish has a spicy base. Alur dom goes well with Luchi or poori.