Potato 2 medium sized
Basmati rice 1 cup
Cinnamon 1 inch
Bay Leaf 1
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Chana Dhal 2 tsp
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Black peppercorns 4-5
Dry red chilly 3-4
Oil 2 tsp
Pudina and coriander leaves few
Salt as per taste.
Soak the rice in water for 10mins and drain the water
Without adding oil roast chana dhal, coriander seeds, pepper and red chilly for 3-4 mins or until aromatic, cool and grind to fine powder.
Chop onion and tomato finely and potato into medium pieces.
Heat oil add onion, when colour changes to slight pink add cardamom, cinnamon, bayleaf, cloves and tomato, fry all these for 3-4 mins or until tomato becomes soft.
Now add pudina leaves, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and potato pieces.
Now add the soaked rice, salt and the prepared ground powder of chana dhal.
Add water, mix everything once and pressure cook for 2whistles.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve alu pulao with any raita of your choice.