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Potato Pulav

 Published 2008-Aug-08   Updated 2017-Apr-17

-Submitted by Priya

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

Potato Pulao

Recipe For Potato 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 (24)

Person   ()
Never thought we could make pilao like this with potatoes, I will surely try this:)
Person   ()
Do try it out.
Person   ()
wen v use cumin powder???
Person   ()
Why u didn't use cumin powder
Person   ()
Mix it along with the rice...
Person   ()
Why u didn't use cumin powder
Person   ()
Great recipe!!! Just by searching on all your yummy recipes made me hungry!!!thanks for sharing :) :) :) :)
Person   ()
Thank you so much..
Person   ()
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   ()
It means one and a half.
Person   ()
the size of aloo did n't th e size should be..???
Person   ()
Cut it into tiny cubes...
Person   ()
Tried it at hine super col taste gud one to try :-) :-)
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing your comments.
Person   ()
Good one.can we add sauce to it?
Person   ()
try adding in a small batch... if you like it, add more..
Person   ()
how to download this recipy
Person   ()
you can copy and paste the text in some editor.
Person   ()
in ingridients garam masala is mentioned....but not given when to put it?
Person   ()
Add it with the rice. Thanks for letting me know.
Person   ()
kus kus &sesame seeds&peppercorn means
Person   ()
peppercon is black pepper seeds.... kus kus is poppy seeds or kasa kasa... sesame seeds is til..
Person   ()
this is a nice recipe,
am gonna try this out ri8 now.... ;)
Person   ()
it's a good dish to start with.

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 Published by on and last updated on 2017-04-17.