7 years ago

Aloo Pulav Recipe!

Today I prepared aloo biryani oops pulav for lunch. I started out with an idea of biryani mixed with aloo, but then ended up preparing pulav with aloo. Biryani, biriani, or beriani is a South Asian dish prepared with parboiled rice wherein it is layered with meat/vegetables, generally marinated in yogurt and spices. Pulav on the other hand is prepared in absorption method wherein the raw rice is fried in oil and cooked with meat/vegetables, broth and spices. Fried rice on the other hand is a Chinese dish that is prepared with left over rice or fully cooked rice. Now to the actual recipe:


  • 1 cup rice (preferably basmati rice)
  • ½ cup potato pieces
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 10 to 15 strands of coriander leaves
  • 8 to 10 mint leaves
  • 2 to 3 green chilies
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil


Heat oil and sauté onions and green chilies. Add a pinch of turmeric, red chili powder, and salt. Fry for a minute. Add chopped mint and coriander leaves and cook for a while. Add potatoes and cook for five to ten minutes. Add curd, ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder and cook for a while. Add washed raw rice and fry thoroughly. Add water. Mix well. Check seasoning and cook till the rice is done.


Joel - 7 years ago

Will show this recipe to my mom. :) Hope she prepares this… :)
Thanks for the recipe BTW!

Rajiv - 7 years ago

You are welcome Joel. I am sure it will come out well. I really enjoyed it myself and am very thankful to God for giving me a wife who is a wonderful cook too.

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