Aloo Bhaat (Spicy Potato Rice)

Life has been very hectic here for the last month and I think  will continue to be hectic till March end (that’s the financial year end here). That’s the reason I was forced to stay away from blogging.

Oh yes..Wish you all a belated Gudi Padwa/Ugadi.

A special recipe to kick start the new year (Gudi Padwa/Ugadi is the New Year for many people in Maharashtra /Karnataka /AndhraPradesh etc.) – Aloo Bhaat.

Aloo Bhaat (Spicy Potato Rice)

                    Aloo Bhaat with Tomato Papad

This is my Mother-in-laws recipe which we tried for Ugadi.The Pudina (mint) lends a fresh minty flavour to this spicy rice- a welcome for the summer which is already here!

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Aloo Bhaat (Spicy Potato Rice)Life has been very hectic here for the last month and I think will continue to be hectic till March end (that’s the financial year end here). That’s the reason I was forced to stay away from blogging. Oh yes..Wish you all a belated Gudi Padwa/Ugadi. A special recipe to kick start the new year (Gudi ...

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    Ingredients

    Rice
    1 ½ cups
    Medium sized potatoes boiled, peeled and cubed
    3-4
    To be ground to a fine paste:
    Pudina (mint )leaves washed
    1 small bunch
    Coriander leaves washed
    1 small bunch
    Green chillies chopped1 lime juice (optional)
    4-5 tsp
    For the Tadka Seasoning:
    Piece cinnamon stick broken into pieces
    1”
    Cumene seeds
    ½ tsp
    Oil
    2 tsps
    Salt as per taste

    Steps

    1. Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water after 30 minutes and then cook in 3 cups of boiling salted water till done.Add a dash of oil if required so that the grains are well separated. Remove the rice in a plate and cool.
    2. Grind the Pudina (mint) leaves, coriander leaves and chillies together to a fine paste. (Don’t add water).Add little lime juice and salt so that the paste doesn’t turn black in colour. Keep aside.
    3. In a Kadai/Wok heat oil. Add the cumene seeds, then the cinnamon pieces. Add the Pudina paste and the potatoes. Cook for a few minutes. Adjust the salt for the potatoes.(Rice already contains salt so be careful) .Add the rice and mix nicely. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.
      Aloo Bhaat (Spicy Potato Rice)
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