Potato pulao recipe, how to make aloo pulao

Potato pulao recipe, a simple one pot pulao recipe with potato and mint leaves and does not involve any grinding process. A perfect bachelor friendly mint flavored aloo pulao, makes a perfect lunch box recipe or a weeknight dinner. We as a family are a big fan of one pot meal and so i make some combo for lunch box or on a weeknight for dinner. If you do not want potato in this recipe, replace with green peas or other veggies according to your choice.
I have posted my meal on Instagram few days back and  mentioned that i will post the recipe of the same soon. Follow #Jeyashriskitchenlunch on instagram to see my lunch platter.
I have already posted Chettinad style small potato biryani, with includes a slightly elaborate process. Learn how to make aloo pulao, a simple one pot meal in a pressure cooker.
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Potato pulao recipe

Potato pulao recipe
Potato pulao recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Potato pulao recipe, a simple one pot pulao recipe with potato and mint leaves and does not involve any grinding process.
     Basmati rice 1 cup
     Potato  1 (medium size)
     Mint leaves  one handful
    Onion  1
    Chaat masala 1 tblsp
    Oil + ghee  1 tblsp
    Green chili  1-2
    Salt  as needed 

Method :

  • Soak the basmati rice in 1 and 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes.
  • While the rice is getting soaked, you can cut the veggies. 
  • Chop the mint leaves finely and slit the green chilis.
  • Peel the skin of the potatoes and chop them into cubes. No need to boil them.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices.
  • In a pressure cooker add the oil and ghee.
  • Add in the green chili and onions. 
  • Saute the onions till they become translucent.
  • Add in the chopped mint leaves.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add the cubed potatoes. 
  • Mix well.
  •  Add salt and chaat masala.
  • As chaat masala has salt in it, add salt accordingly. 
  • Mix well and add the basmati rice along with the water.
  • Cover the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook for one whistle and keep in the lowest flame for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame. 
  • Let the pressure release naturally.
  • Open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. 
  • Serve hot with any raita of your choice. 
  • I just mixed some boondis with fresh home made yogurt and added some salt and sugar. 
  • We had it for a week night dinner. 
Notes:
  1. Instead of potatoes you can replace it with any veggies of you choice.
  2. Mint leaves can be replaced with coriander leaves. 
  3. If you have time, make some ginger garlic paste and add while adding the onions.
  4. Potato pudina pulao tastes well even if it is packed for lunch box. 
    

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Soak the basmati rice in 1 and 1/4 cup water for 20 minutes.
  • While the rice is getting soaked, you can cut the veggies. 
  • Chop the mint leaves finely and slit the green chilis.
  • Peel the skin of the potatoes and chop them into cubes. No need to boil them.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices.
  • In a pressure cooker add the oil and ghee.
  • Add in the green chili and onions. 
potato pulao 1
  • Saute the onions till they become translucent.
  • Add in the chopped mint leaves.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add the cubed potatoes. 
  • Mix well.
  •  Add salt and chaat masala.
potato pulao 2
  • As chaat masala has salt in it, add salt accordingly. 
  • Mix well and add the basmati rice along with the water.
  • Cover the pressure cooker.
  • Pressure cook for one whistle and keep in the lowest flame for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame. 
  • Let the pressure release naturally.
potato pulao 3
  • Open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. 
  • Serve hot with any raita of your choice. 
  • I just mixed some boondis with fresh home made yogurt and added some salt and sugar. 
  • We had it for a week night dinner. 
Potato pulao
Notes:
  1. Instead of potatoes you can replace it with any veggies of you choice.
  2. Mint leaves can be replaced with coriander leaves. 
  3. If you have time, make some ginger garlic paste and add while adding the onions.
  4. Potato pudina pulao tastes well even if it is packed for lunch box. 
   

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