Potato (aloo) Pilau

 

A simple and quick pilau, delicious if you are a fan of potatoes!! It is also known as Tahiri/Tehri Pilau. This dish can be served on it's own if you want a light meal or can be perked up with sides such fried kababs and sun-dried mango-carrot pickle like I have! You can also have it with kachumbar, raita or tomato chutney. YUMYUM!

What you will need

300 gm basmati rice (1 and a half cups), washed 2-3 times then soaked for half an hour.

2 onions, chopped

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp cumin/coriander powder

1/2 tsp freshly ground roasted cumin powder

2 tbsp butter

4 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp garlic paste

a bit of chopped coriander

4 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters

1 tbsp yoghurt

water or stock, warm (for every cup of rice, you will need 1 and quarter cups of water)

1 tbsp whole cumin seeds

1/2 tsp whole pepper

2 sticks cinnamon

2 cloves

2 cardamom

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