I heard that this month JFI Ingredient is Potato, I decided to cook something with that and post for JFI event. Since I am first time in this event ,I was so excited and had thought of many dishes like potato masala ,cutlet etc and ended up on Potato Rice.
Potatoes are best known for their carbohydrate content and is a rich source of potassium, iron, and vitamins C, and B1. This is the only vegetable that my kids love to have without any hassle.To include all the vegetables in their diet ,daily I sneak one other vegetable inside the mashed potatoes.Because of this reason potato is so dear to me..
I got original recipe from Friday Magazine .But this particular recipe I did it in a bit more kerala style. After cooking the aroma from the dish made me to change the name to Potato Biriyani !
Here is my recipe for potato rice and an entry for Jhiva for Ingredient –Potato event hosted by Vaishali of Happy Burp.
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Potato-3 medium sized peeled and cut into small pieces
Basmati Rice-2 cups
Grated Coconut-1/2 cup
Green chili-2 large
Curry leaves-2 sprigs
Cumin seed -1tsp
Bay leaves-3 whole
Cinnamon-2 small sticks
Finely chopped Coriander leaves-1/2 cup
Lemon juice-1/2 lemon
Salt to taste.
Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.Grind coarsely coconut ,Ginger and green chili and keep aside,
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds.,once it starts popping add bay leaves and curry leaves,and all other spices and saute for a minute.then add half of coriander leaves ,stir well.
In a separate pot heat water along with salt.Bring it to boiling point.
Add potato and rice and mix well then add the boiling water stir well and close the pan with lid and allow to cook the rice in a low flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve this rice with plain curd or raita, pickle and pappad.
For yellow colour you can add a pinch of turmeric powder.
To make a better taste add cashew and raisins roasted in ghee.