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Potato Pulav

-Submitted by Priya on 8th Aug 2008

(Potato Pilaf, Veg Potato Pulao, Aloo Pulao, Aloo Rice Recipe, Aloo Pulao)


  • Rice-2 cups(160 ml electric rice cooker cup)
  • Onion-1 1/2
  • Potato (red potato look good) - 5 nos(small size chopped in small pieces)
  • Ginger-1.5" piece (grated)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala -2 tsp
  • Green chilies - 3 (you could also use Jalapeno peppers too)
  • Lemon juice - juice from 1 & 1/2 lemons
  • Cilantro - handful
  • Curry leaves - 2-3 strands


  1. Cook the rice separately and  keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wide vessel and splutter some cumin seeds.
  3. Saute the onions, green chilies & ginger.
  4. Add finely chopped cilantro & curry leaves.
  5. Add chopped potato and cumin powder. Mix it, cover and cook.
  6. After the potato is well cooked, mix the cooked rice and garam masala.
  7. Add salt and lemon juice.
  8. At last add finely chopped cilantro and switch off.


  • Instead of cooked rice, you could add thick poha (aval) and make aval upma (batata powa) and serve with mint chutney for a quick breakfast, brunch or dinner.
  • You could also add some peanuts for some added crunch.

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Comments (22)

Person lavanya   (November 13, 2015)
wen v use cumin powder???
Person sam   (August 10, 2015)
Why u didn't use cumin powder
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 10, 2015)
Mix it along with the rice...
Person sam   (August 10, 2015)
Why u didn't use cumin powder
Person Susan   (June 11, 2015)
Great recipe!!! Just by searching on all your yummy recipes made me hungry!!!thanks for sharing :) :) :) :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 18, 2015)
Thank you so much..
Person Michael   (May 19, 2015)
Hi, I'm just about to start making this but can you tell me what you mean by "1 1/2"? Does it mean "one and a half" or "one half"?
Thank you.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 20, 2015)
It means one and a half.
Person chetu   (August 28, 2014)
the size of aloo did n't th e size should be..???
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 28, 2014)
Cut it into tiny cubes...
Person kiranmai   (June 1, 2014)
Tried it at hine super col taste gud one to try :-) :-)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Thanks for sharing your comments.
Person liana   (January 9, 2014)
Good one.can we add sauce to it?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 19, 2014)
try adding in a small batch... if you like it, add more..
Person janu   (April 9, 2013)
how to download this recipy
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 10, 2013)
you can copy and paste the text in some editor.
Person Amateur cook   (October 22, 2012)
in ingridients garam masala is mentioned....but not given when to put it?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 23, 2012)
Add it with the rice. Thanks for letting me know.
Person s.jyothi   (August 16, 2012)
kus kus &sesame seeds&peppercorn means
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (August 17, 2012)
peppercon is black pepper seeds.... kus kus is poppy seeds or kasa kasa... sesame seeds is til..
Person jessi   (July 10, 2012)
this is a nice recipe,
am gonna try this out ri8 now.... ;)
Person sahil mohan   (July 4, 2012)
it's a good dish to start with.

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