Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Masala potato rice (Serves 5)

Masala potato rice

Masala potato rice is a quick fix, one pot meal, that gives you the satisfaction of a whole meal using a fraction of  cooking time. The other day, I was trying to  make a potato fry,  when the lightening rod of innovation struck my brain ultimately transforming the potato fry into a rice dish. I was really proud of this indigenous creation and both of us loved it. We enjoyed this rice with a simple raita, pickle and pappad. Hope you try it and give us your inputs..

Basmati rice 2 cups, washed and soaked for 30 minutes
Potato 2 medium, cut to small cubes
Green bell pepper 1 medium, cubed to small pieces
Onion 1 medium, thinly sliced
Garlic 2 cloves, minced
Ginger 1’ piece, minced
Red chilly powder ½ tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder ¼ tsp
Garam masala ½ tsp
Sambar powder 1 tsp
Mint leaves, coriander leaves a handful, chopped
Salt as needed
Oil 1 TBSP+ 1 TBSP
Water to cook the rice

Masala potato rice

Preparation

Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Add onions along with salt and sauté till translucent. Add the garam masala powder and drained rice. Fry for 2 minutes and add enough water (for about 4 cups) and cook the rice. Set aside.

Heat oil in another pan and ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute and then add cubed potato. Cook this on high heat for 5 minutes and then lower the heat to medium. Add salt, green pepper, mint leaves, coriander leaves. Cook this covered for another 5 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Open lid and add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and sambar powder. Mix well and cook until the potatoes and green peppers are coated well with the masala. Adjust salt and switch off stove. Now add the rice in batches and incorporate the masala well with the rice. Serve hot with any kind of raita and pickle of your choice…

Potato rice

Cheers!!!
Suji

37 comments :

  1. What a easy and wonderful dish..great click shyama.

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  2. love the potatoes and ofcourse thr rice..yummy..

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  3. wow, looks perfect and so mouth watering.amazing clicks..

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  4. Masala potato rice looks delicious.

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  5. Delicious and inviting masala rice, anything with potato is my fav..

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  6. Your little rice mountain looks so yummy!

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  7. LOOKS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND VERY EASY RECIPE...LOVEDDD IT..

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  8. Looks wonderful..I love potato and mint rice and this sounds even better :-)

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  9. Lovely unique dish..masala potatoes and flavor of mint sounds delicious..ethu onnu try cheyyanam.

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  10. Looks perfectly cooked and definitely qualifies as a one pot meal perfect for a weekday.

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  11. Perfect one pot meal..loved the pics n recipe both :)

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  12. Masala potato rice looks delicious,awesome clicks.

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  13. The transformation of potato fry into a rice dish is genious. I loved the quick fix and I can bet on the taste as well:)

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  14. very nice recipe dear! the rice luks delicious...

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  15. simple and fantastic potato rice ur presentation is always admirable

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  16. I too make a rice with potato,but this looks awesome,lovely clicks!

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  17. You have an award waiting at my blog

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  18. such a nice presentation,looks very delicious

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  19. Very Nice... I am in search for rice dishes.....

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  20. sounds interesting.....
    looks delicious dear :)

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  21. Great idea, Shyama..Potato rice kandittu try cheyyan thonnunnundu..Adipoli pics as usual..

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  22. Aaha ethu kollamallo. Nalla recipe. Cute clicks too

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  23. Hi ! Love such quick fixes..looks yum.

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  24. heaped rice looks beautiful, this would be a saviour on no time day :)

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  25. Looks soooooooooooo beautiful, Adding sambar powder is different ..loved it..sure i am going to make this.

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  26. yes i am back Suji......wow u did a lot of cooking whilw i was away......loved to see and read all.......potato rice sounds good...worthy try

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  27. that combination would indeed be awesome

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  28. Very nice post. I like this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing.
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  29. I like potato rice so much.this is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. I like potato recipe. Thanks for sharing such a delicious dish.

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