Potato Biryani and Cucumber Raita

Contributed By : Amrita Rai

Prep Time : 15 mins                                                 Cook Time : 30 mins


  • 2 cups of basmati rice or other long grain rice
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 5-6 boiled small potatoes
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 cup of low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tsp of Briyani Masala
  • ½ tsp of red chilli powder
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 big Onion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of ginger & garlic paste
  • Salt to taste


  1. Cook the rice in the pressure cooker and make sure that the rice is not sticky . The grains have to be separated from each other. Alternatively, the rice can be cooked in a pan with double the amount of water, till is tender. The excess water can be strained.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions and fry till the onions become light brown.
  3. Add ginger & garlic paste, turmeric powder, yogurt, red chilli powder and salt and cook till the oil starts separating from the masala. Add chopped tomatoes, briyani masala and boiled potatoes and cook over a  low heat for 15 mins. Now spread boiled rice into the mixture and stir well, garnish with boil eggs and serve hot with raita.

Ingredients for Raita:

  • 1 medium cucumber grated
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 tsp of cumin powder
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • Cumin/Corinder and fenugreek seeds to strouted on oil

Mixed yogurt, grated cucumber, cumin powder, black pepper and strout with cumin/coriander and fenugreek seeds

Serves : 4