Aloo masala Pulao

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Ingredients:-

For the rice:-

  1. Basmathi rice – 1 cup
  2. Ghee – 1 tsp.
  3. Green cardamom – 2 numbers
  4. Clove – 2 numbers
  5. Cinnamon – one 1″ piece
  6. Bay leaf – 1 number
  7. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp.
  9. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2 level tsp.
  10. Cilantro – 2 tbsps. , chopped
  11. Fried onions – 2 tbsps.
  12. Boiling water – 13/4 cup
  13. Salt – 1 tsp.

For the aloo masala:-

  1. Oil – 2 tbsps.
  2. Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp. ( I used 4 big garlic cloves and 1 heaping tsp. of ginger)
  3. Onions – 1 cup, thinly sliced
  4. Curry leaves – a few
  5. Greenchilly – 1 number, slit (optional)
  6. Kashmiri chilly powder – 3/4 level tsp.
  7. Coriander powder – 3/4 heaping tsp.
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Tomato – 1/2 cup; finely chopped
  10. Potato – 2 numbers; cut into chunks
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Water – 1 cup
  13. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.

Method:-

  1. Heat oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the sliced onions, curry leaves and slit greenchilly. Cook till onion turns golden brown in colour. Stir in the turmeric, coriander and kashmiri chilly powders &  mix for a minute on low heat. Add the tomato and cook till it turns mushy and oil starts to separate. Throw in the potatoes , garam masala powder and mix for a minute. Add water and salt and cover cook on low heat till the potatoes are cooked. Add 1/4 cup of water if the mixture is too dry.
  2. Soak the Basmathi rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain water from the rice and set aside. Heat 1 tsp. of ghee in a deep bottomed pan. Add the cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and pepper corns. Stir in the rice, cilantro, chilly powder and turmeric powder and fry for 3-4 minutes on medium high heat. Add boiling water and salt & cover cook on low heat for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the potato masala and the fried onions to the rice and mix carefully. Cover cook for 5 more minutes.
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One Response to Aloo masala Pulao

  1. I loved your blog …because of the varieties of rice recipes … like biriyani ,pulao,fried rice !! 👌 Biriyani is my all time favourite food 😋 Nice blog .. Keep posting more & more yummy recipes😊❤

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