Alu aur Tamatar Pulao

Pulao or Pilaf is another way to enjoy rice dishes both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Every household has a different way to prepare Pulao or Pilaf. I prepared Lucknowi style with potatoes and tomatoes and loved it. A very simple and unique recipe

Serves -2 persons

Preparation time – 15 mins, Cooking time-30 mins


1 cup long grain rice

A paste of 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder with water

2 large onions chopped

3 large tomatoes chopped

2 medium size potatoes washed, peeled and cut into 1” pieces

1/4 cup oil

1 cup water

Salt as per taste


Soak rice for 20 mins. Drain and set aside. In a heavy bottomed vessel heat oil and fry the onions until golden in colour. Add potatoes and fry for 2-3 mins, add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 mins. Add spice paste and stir well. Add rice and stir well. Add water to reach 1” above the rice level. Once starts boiling, add salt and cover on a high flame for 2 mins and medium flame 10-12 mins. Set aside and enjoy hot

In oil fry the onions
Fry the potatoes
Fry the tomatoes
Add the spices paste and stir well
Add rice
Add water
Enjoy hot

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