This is one of my mom’s special dishes and all my friends love it. This dish brings back memories of my carefree college and office days where I always had a group of friends waiting to pounce on the food. This is a very simple yet flavorful dish and uses minimal ingredients. I made this along with other dishes for my daughter’s birthday. The key ingredient is coriander leaves, so make sure you have a big bunch before making this rice. Let’s make this simple rice.
1.5 cups basmati rice cooked
1 tbsp oil
Small piece of cinnamon
1/2 medium onion
4 green chillies
1/2 inch piece of ginger or 1 tsp ginger paste
5 small potatoes sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 bunch cilantro cleaned and chopped
Wash rice and let it cook. I use 3 cups of water for 1.5 cups of basmati rice. When done keep aside to cool. Do not mix when the rice is hot as it will make the rice go mushy. We want the grains to be separate. Lets prepare the mix next.
Heat the oil and add the cloves and cinnamon. Then add onions and green chillies followed by chopped ginger. Saute until onions are cooked.
Next add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt. Sprinkle a little water and cook until potatoes are almost done. We do not want to over cook the potatoes as they need to retain the shape when we mix with rice.
The potatoes are cooked.
Add the key ingredient which is the coriander leaves and mix well. Ready for rice.
Add the mix to the cooled rice.
Start mixing slowly. Halfway through.
Mix further until all grains are coated with the mix. That is it. Simple and flavorful potato rice ready.
Potato rice mingling with other dishes at the party. Recipes to follow soon.
1. Increase or decrease the chillies based on need.
2. Rice has to be cooled before mixing. When cooked spread in a big plate for the rice to cool.
3. Can also use chopped eggplant instead of potatoes.
4. This can also be made as a one pot meal in which case add the rice along with potatoes and cook.
39 Responses to Potato Rice / Pulao
Wow …what a delicious dish ..will try soon..
Hi Dear,its my all time favorite dish buttt..sometimes i avoid potatoes because of my so called Dieting
thanks for sharing Asian recipes
Very nice recipe,kids would love them,treat for us too!
Delicious rice.Bookmarked it
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A delicious rice using minimal ingredients…would be great for my daughter's lunch box…looks yumm
Mouthwatering here, super delicious pulao,yumm!
pulao with potato is very new to me !! looks very delicious and nice !!
Looks absolutely delicious and making me hungry. I am definitely going to give it a try when I have some friends home this weekend.
This looks like a great celebratory dish and meal!
Yummy pulao…my b'day wishes to ur daughter….
Interesting pulao with potatoes, bookmarked.
What a lovely meal… Loved the entire platter… Will try this pulao next time…
Delicious and inviting pulao
Awesome pulao,my daughter fav…
lovely recipe..mouth watering pulao!! will like to have a bite of all items of the party too..
Interesting variety dish..
yummy pulav with lots of flavors…tats a grand party..hope you n your family had a rocking birthday party…belated wishes to your little princess!!! sure try this one for my kids…thanx vardhini
Yum! I like how it is simple!! I'll definitely try this. It sure is inviting…
Yum, looks superb, what a wonderful idea
Wow… what a feast!! Happy B'day to your angel… hope u and your family had a good time… The pulao is very heart warming..:)
Yummy and tempting rice..makes me hungry.
Ummm…mouth-watering pulao!!! Thanks for posting this one!!
Delicious pulao looks awesome…Thanks for the recipe
nvr heard of this pulao…..
Very intersting puloa and quite simple too.Will try this for kids lunch box
hope ur angel had a rocking birthday, the party platter looks stunning and the rice is toooo good !
Om wat a tempting pulao dear,awesome…Sure will try.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Delicious pulao, soo tempting for me.
Mouthwatering Pulao. Love diff kinds of them as its easy and healthy.
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Will come back to find more of these interesting recipes.
This is a delicious pulao!!
Lovely dish..looks yummy,I make sumthing similar but I also add mint..:)
Pass on my b'day wishes to ur daughter. Looks like you had a great party. Pulao looks delicious
Yummy delicious pulav looks awesome.
Pulao looks absolutely yummy n perfectly made..
Thanks for visiting my space…n happy to follow u dear..
the pulao does look really nice…n' wat a wonderful color too…just right….:)…i'm in awe of everyone who does step by step pictures…really nice…:)
Easy and quick Vardhini. you are right It is full of flavors. looking forward to other recipes to party through dear.
jesus …u have a feast there…pulao was only a part of it…loved the recipe…easy and quick…
looks awesome! I feel hungry now