Saturday, August 29, 2009

Aloo / Potato Rice

Both me and HD prepared this on a lazy sunday afternoon. Our stomachs were growling and we wanted something asap. Thus, the idea of aloo rice was conceived. Though I was skeptical initially, the final product was simply supberbbbbbbbb.

Potatoes - 2(peeled and cut in cubes)
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Rice - 2 cups
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt and Oil as required

1. Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and stir well.
2. Add onions and saute for few minutes. Once the onions turn brown, add the potatoes and stir well.
3. Add salt, chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powders and cook till the raw smell goes.
4. Add the rice and saute for a minute.
5. Pour 4 cups water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.Serve hot with raita or chutney.

Health Quotient:
Rice is high in complex carbohydrates, contains almost no fat, is cholesterol free, and is low in sodium, unless you add salt to the cooking water. Generally all rice - both brown and white - is considered a good source of vitamins and minerals. Although almost all the nutrients are stripped from white rice when the bran layer is removed during milling, ninety percent of all American grown rice is enriched with thiamine, niacin and iron and in some instances riboflavin, Vitamin D and Calcium. White rice because it is enriched has more iron and thiamine than brown rice. Brown rice has five times more Vitamin E and three times more magnesium. Brown rice provides twice as much fiber as white rice, but it is not an especially rich source of fiber. On the other hand, rice bran alone is an excellent source of fiber. Rice is a fair source of protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It is low in the amino acid lysine, which is found in beans making the classic combination of rice and beans, popularly known as complimentary proteins, a particularly healthful dish. Rice is gluten free and easily digestible making it a good choice for infants and people with wheat allergies or digestive problems. A half cup of cooked white rice provides 82 calories; an equal amount of brown rice provides 89 calories. To know more click here.



Hello Madam,

It seems you born and grown up as Chef, by mistake you are Software Engineer as a profession. I tried ur Aloo / Potato Rice. It was fantastic


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