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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Simple Lunches ~ Potato - Peas Pulao

Today is the last day of the blogging marathon #13 and here is another simple rice recipe. I got this recipe from a family member and is like a cross between pulao (because of the spices) and lemon rice. 
Here is a recap of what I blogged so far this week under the theme "Kids' Lunches - Rice".
Spinach - Soya Rice
Lima Beans Pulao
Paneer - Dryfruit Rice
Plantain Rice
Carrot - Beans Rice
Chana Pulao     

1 cup Basmati rice
2 big sized potatoes
1/2 cup peas (I used frozen)
Salt to taste
Juice from a small lime
Cilantro to garnish
For tadka:
2 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 one inch cinnamon pieces, 2 - 3 cloves, 2-3 green chillies slit lengthwise, 1 bay leaf, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)

* Cook rice adding 2 cups water.
* Peel, cube and cook the potatoes. Potatoes should still hold their shape without turning mushy.

Heat oil and add all the tadka ingredients. Fry them and add the vegetables. Saute them for a few seconds and then add rice and salt. Mix well and turn off the stove. Add lemon/ lime juice, mix well and garnish with cilantro leaves. It can be served on its own or with yogurt.

Check here to find out what the other marathoners participating in this BM are cooking.



Rasi said...

two fav one..potatoes & lemon.. good one suma :)
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Chef Mireille said...

because potatoes and rice are both starch, never think of putting them together but I guess if you are vegetarian, this is natural combo

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Bagundhi Suma..very simple and kids will surely love this!!

sangee vijay said...

lovely recipe...never tried this combo, sounds so yummy n perfect for kids lunch box...love it!!

Smitha said...

this was for my hubby's lunch box for this afternoon!...yummy one!

Hema said...

Simple and yummy rice..

Srimathi said...

Its so interesting how you have posted each rice recipe with such appetizing photos. The recipes are also simple. Will keep in mind and make it sometime.

Spandana said...

Yumm... delicious!!! one-pot meals are always best and time saving :)

tanzif hussain said...

i love potato and peas pulao..its my fav..n honey i love d pics..simple yet beautiful.
do drop by my blog sometime..

Chitra said...

Sounds goo.d will make for my doter..

Srivalli said...

Very attractive colours and combos..I love peas in a pulao,always looks so inviting right..glad to have you doing the BM..

Kanan said...

nice rice recipe. looks mouthwatering.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

beautiful combination - and yes tasty too...was enticed by the pics i guess, glad to do BM with u

Preeti Garg said...

interesting and yummy rice recipe

Alpana said...

Feel like having it right now.

Vardhini said...

Potatoes and peas are a great combo and the rice looks inviting.

Anonymous said...

Loved your lunchbox rice series Suma! I love your blog and awnt to pass on the Versatile Blogger award to you. It is lying at my blog...do pick it up!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow very yumm lunch box rice..

Archana said...

Wow what a lovely flavourful rice.