I made this pulav over the weekend. The ingredients list may be too long with a little more work than making the regular rice varieties, but the pulav came out so spicy and the taste was awesome. This time when i went for grocery shopping, i picked those potatoes, that are little bigger than the baby potatoes. So, after boiling, i cut the potatoes into two and used in the recipe. If you really wanna try something hot and spicy.... Try this pulav!!

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 big, chopped
  • Potatoes - 6 or 8 small ones, boiled
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel - 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro - to garnish
To Grind

  • Corriander seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chillies - 3 or 4
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel - 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cardamom - 2 or 3
  • Star anise - a small piece
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
Slightly roast all the above ingredients in a dry pan and grind into a paste.

For Koftas

  • Methi - 1 cup, chopped
  • Besan - 2 tbsp
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Onion - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Oil - for frying
How to make it:
Mix all the ingredients together with little water and make a soft dough. Roll small balls out of the dough and deep fry in oil until golden brown.

To make pulav:

Cook rice and let it cool. Boil potatoes until just done. Cube them if not using baby potatoes. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, fennel and onions and fry until onion turns light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes. Add the ground paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add little water if required. Cook on low flame until oil separates. Drop the potatoes and cook for 2 more minutes. Add koftas and switch off the flame. Keep the pan tightly covered with a lid, for about 10-15 minutes. On a very low flame, add rice and mix well. Be careful not to break the koftas. Garnish with Cilantro. Serve hot with Chips and Onion raita!

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12 Responses
  1. Suparna Says:

    hi Anu,
    Interesting pulao ") would want to try it this weekend..Thanks ...would peek in sometime on Friday for the recipe thanks :)

  2. delicious pulao...looks perfect

  3. Priti Says:

    Interesting...sound delicious...

  4. Anu, I think I will simply love just the kofta itself... but that is just me :)

  5. Both the dishes look very delicious....nice presentation :)

  6. Priya Says:

    Anu, loved ur version of potato pulao, kofta looks fantastic, should give a try to this combo soon..thanks for sharing..

  7. Pulao looks perfect & fantastic.. sound deicious..

  8. indosungod Says:

    Lovely and delicious pulav.

    I think the extra work is well worth it. Looks so very good.

  9. Usha Says:

    Wow this looks inviting !

  10. Valarmathi Says:

    Pulao looks lovely and yummy.

  11. Dershana Says:

    sounds interesting,anu!

  12. Meena Says:

    good set of this recipe combo...will be back soon...