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January 25, 2015

Chettinad Baby Potato Biryani Recipe-Sunday Lunch Recipes-4

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Baby potato biryani
Actually i wanted to try some Chettinad biryani recipe for Sunday's lunch recipes & browsed for Anjappar Hotel style biryani to try with vegetables.But ended up making this chettinad baby potato/Kutti Urulai kilangu(in Tamil) biryani recipe.This is the first time i made a biryani using baby potatoes.I referred Jeyashri’s blog for the recipe but modified it slightly to suit our taste buds.I am very happy & completely satisfied with its flavor & taste.Now i can confidently try this recipe for my guests too.Lets see how to make this yummy potato biryani recipe in my Sunday Special Lunch Recipes Series-4.
Small potato biryani

Baby Potato Biryani Recipe

Baby Potato Biryani Recipe Baby Potato Biryani Recipe - Chettinad style
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Lunch
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 60 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 75 Minutes


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup ( I used India Gate)
  • Water - 1.5 cups(I used 1.75 cups )
  • Salt - as needed
To grind & Marinate
  • Boiled & Peeled Baby potatoes/small potato - 15 nos
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Big onion - 1no
  • Green chillies - 3 nos
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Curd/Yogurt - 1tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 5 nos
  • Soambu/Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
  • Cloves/Krambu - 2 nos
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Kalpasi/Black stone flower/Kallu hoova - 4 nos( small)
To saute in oil
  • Cooking oil - 2tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Biryani leaf - 1 no
  • Cinnamon/Pattai - 1 no
  • Big onion - 1 no
  • Tomato - 1 no ( optional,i dint use)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder/Dhania powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Wash the rice well & drain the water.Add 1.75 cups of water to it & soak the rice for 1 hour.
  • In the mean time,wash & pressure cook the baby potatoes in high flame for 3 whistles.Peel the skin and set aside.
  • Heat a kadai with 1 tsp of oil and saute the big onion slices.Remove & take this in a mixie jar.Add green chillies and other ingredients given under “ To grind & marinate” & grind everything to a smooth paste adding enough water.
Potato biryani-1
  • Take the peeled potatoes & add the ground paste to it.Prick the potatoes with a fork & mix well.Let it marinate for 20 minutes.
Potato biryani-2
  • Heat oil + ghee in a pressure cooker base and saute the biryani leaf & cinnamon.Then add the onion slices.Saute well till it turns transparent.Then add the finely chopped tomatoes if using.Saute well till mushy.Now add the marinated potatoes along with masala.Add chilli powder,dhania pwd & turmeric pwd.Saute well till raw smell goes off.
Potato biryani-3
  • Now add the soaked rice along with water & required salt.Mix well & cover cook in low flame for one whistle.It takes 10-12 minutes.Remove the lid after the steam is released.Fluff it with a fork.
Potato biryani-4

Enjoy !

  • If u don’t have small potatoes in hand,use big potatoes but cook it & chop them into bite sized pieces before marination.
  • You can also add the combination of coriander & mint leaves in equal ratio while grinding.
  • Skip adding kal pasi if u don’t have in hand.But please use it if u have because it gives a great smell to the biryani.
  • You can also sprinkle some lemon juice at the end before closing the cooker.Its optional.

Try this Chettinad baby potato biryani for this weekend ! I served with homemade potato chips.It was yummy to tummy Drooling

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Shoba said...

Will try soon.Looks yummy chitzz

Chitra said...

Thank u shobi :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Looks absolutely delicious

Sindhujabalaji said...

Yummy weekend platter...really mouthwatering

Sornamathi Ravishankar said...

Yummy and appetizing pulao

AparnaRajeshkumar said...

chettinady cusine are famous for their versatile masala's loved it

Rafeeda AR said...

Such a delicious looking biriyani... love it...

Kurinji said...

yummy and delicious biriyani...