Friday, August 2, 2013

Mint Baby Potato Pulao

Mint Baby Potato Pulao

I made this Mint Baby Potato Pulao for Yesterday's Lunch Box. I am trying to find out different variety rice recipes for my son as he just started to have lunch at school. We all liked this pulao and that made me to click pictures of my share of lunch to share it with you all.

Pudhina baby aloo rice

It is very good to eat pudhina. as it is the best for our digestive system. Making kids eat pudhina is difficult. Kids will love to eat pudhina rice when done in this way. just add 1 or 1/2 green chilly, so that kids may not find this rice spicy.

Mint Baby Potato Pulao Recipe

Mint Baby Potato PulaoPrep Time15 mins 
Cooking Time: 15 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeGreens


Mint / Pudhina Leaves - 2 cup's / 1 bunch
Baby Potatoes - 10
Basmati Rice - 1 cup / 200 gms
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Green Chilly - 2
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon stick - 1'inch size
Cloves - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Star Anise - 1


Peel the skin of baby potatoes and cut them into half. cutting into half helps in pressure cooking the potatoes fast. prick the baby potatoes with fork and keep it aside.

Soak Basmati Rice in water for about 15 mins.

Clean the Pudhina / Mint leaves and wash in water for 3 times. Then drain the water and add it to mixie jar. add one chopped tomato and 2 green chilly. Grind into a smooth paste. add 1 or 2 tbsp of water to help grinding.

Heat ghee in pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and star anise. Then add Chopped onions and saute it well, till the onions turns into light golden color. Add in the Ginger garlic paste and saute along with onions for a minute till the raw smell of ginger and garlic leaves off.

Next add in the baby potatoes and mix well with the onions. Let the baby potatoes sauteed for 1 or 2 minutes in medium flame.

Now add the grounded pudhina, chilly and tomato paste to the pressure cooker and mix well with the onions and baby potatoes.

Add 1 and half cup's of water and let it boil. then add soaked and drained basmati rice to the pressure cooker. Close the cooker with it's lid and put on the weight. In High flame, allow the pulao to get cooked for exactly 2 whistles. then switch off the flame and wait till the pressure knob comes down.

You can also Pressure cook other way by just closing the pressure cooker with it lid. no need to put on the weight. In medium flame allow the pulao to cook exactly for 12 minutes.

Serve this Mint Baby Potato Pulao with onion or cucumber raita.

Mint Baby Potato Rice


You can add other vegetables like green peas or baby corn.


  1. So colorful and delicious looking pulao. excellent preparation.

  2. super combo n colour..feeling realy hungry.

  3. Its is great to find small potatoes in the mint rice. I am sure your son will be very happy to enjoy the lunch.

  4. nice one pot meal.. I hv similar one in my space too

  5. the pulao is looking delicious and i know very well how the mint must have contributed to the flavors and taste. nice pics too.

  6. Love the plating and the clicks....nice combo of mint and small potato


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