November 19, 2009

Potato Pulao and an award!

This is a recipe that has been sittind in my draft for a long time now.So its time to take it out!
Potato Pulao is made in so many ways. This is my method!


  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Potatoes - 2 big Peeled and cubed
  • Onions - 2 medium thinly sliced
  • Yogurt - 3 tbsp 
  • Green Chilies - 2 -3 medium
  • Red Chili powder - 1 tsp 
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp 
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Whole Spices
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp 
  • Bay leaf - 2 small 
  • Star Anise - 1 
  • Cardomon - 2 
  • Cloves -2-3
  • Cinnamon - 2 small pieces 
  • Mace - 1 

  • Oil as needed

  • Salt to taste
  • Water- 2 1/2 cups 

Wash and soak rice for 15 - 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once its hot, sauté all the wholes spices for 1 min.
Then add the sliced onions along with green chilies, and fry till the onions are translucent. Add the ginger garlic paste. Fry till it turns brown.
Add in the cubed potatos and fry for a while.
Add in the chili powder , turmeric powder and salt. Cook this for 2 mints. Then add the curds and drained rice. Sauté and coat the rice with the masala.
Add the water and mix well. close the lid. Cook on medium flame for 2 whistles.
Remove from Flame. Let al the pressure in the cooker go and then open it. Stir the pulao without breaking the rice.
Serve with Raita.

Sending this to EFM - Variety Rice Series

Sarah Naveen has passed on this lovely award! Thank you Sarah.....I would like to thank all my fellow bloggers and Readers for all the encouragments !!

I would love to pass this award to all my fellow bloggers. Please accept this award as a token of my appreciation for your wonderful encouragments!