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Small Potato Biryani
I have tried this small potato biryani quite a few times now that I modified the recipe to suit our taste. Biryani always takes a special place in our menu either at home or in restaurants and sundays are always meant for making biryanis...lazing around and having a late mild breakfast and waiting to feast on the royal biryani....Is that your routine too? :)
Small Potato Biryani Recipe
I am sure you will fall for this biryani with its unique flavour and taste. What are you waiting for? Get ready with the ingredients :)
Small Potato Biryani Recipe

Small Potato Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 25 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Lunch | Recipe Cuisine: South indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 2 medium sized chopped lengthwise
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 tsp
Tomato puree - from 2 big tomatoes
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1.5 cups
Salt - to taste
Oil - to toast/deep frytaste

To grind :

Coriander seeds -1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 3/4 cup loosely packed
Coconut - 3 tbsp
Green Chillies - 2

For the marinade:

Small Potatoes - 12 (I halved it) or Normal Potatoes - 3/4 cup chopped
Thick Curd - 3 tbsp
Rice flour - 1.5 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil + Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Bayleaf - 1/2


  1. Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds till golden brown , then grind it along with other ingredients listed under 'to grind' to a fine paste with little water.Set aside.Soak basmati rice for 15-20mins.
    How to make small potato biryani - Step1
  2. Chop the potatoes into half(mine was little big do halved it), prick holes with a toothpick and add it along with the ingredients listed under 'for the marinade' and marinate for 15mins. Then deep fry / toast them till golden brown, set aside. Fry 1 onion chopped lengthwise to golden brown.Set aside.
    How to make small potato biryani - Step2
  3. Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker - add the items under 'to temper' then add onion, ginger garlic paste and fry till slightly browned then add tomato puree and cook till raw smell leaves.
    How to make small potato biryani - Step3
  4. Then add the coriander paste along with garam masala powder, saute for few mins till raw smell leaves then add roasted/fried potatoes and give a quick stir.Add required salt.
    How to make small potato biryani - Step4
  5. Add the presoaked rice, then water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.Once pressure releases fluff it up with a fork.
    How to make  small potato biryani - Step5
While serving garnish with fried onions and serve it onion raita / cucumber raita.
Small Potato Biryani

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Small Potato Biryani Recipe

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