Potato Rice

This post has been due for a long long time now. Sometimes you gotta take a break from doing what you love doing to retain and invigorate that passion. That’s what I did and now I am back =)

Ever wondered how a cross between a tomato rice and veg biryani would look like? This! But that does not complicate it’s preparation. You can put this together with the very basic items available in your kitchen. A perfect lunch box meal when you are not in the mood to prepare a kulambu and side dishes!



  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 potatoes peeled
  • 3 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp saunf
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/s tbsp garam masala
  • A few curry leaves
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Pour the oil in a pressure cooker. When medium hot, add the cumin seeds and saunf. As it splutters, add the chopped onions, saute until golden brown and to it add the ginger garlic paste.
  • Once the ginger garlic paste looses its raw smell, add the chopped tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Cover the cooker without the whistle and allow the tomatoes to cook on low flame. When the tomatoes are cooked and the oil surfaces, add the curry leaves, chopped potatoes, garam masala, turmeric, chilly and coriander powder. Give it a good mix and let it cook for 2 mins.
  • Add rice and water. Give a good stir. Add salt. Pressure cook for two whistles.
  • Serve with curd raita!

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