BM #107 Week 2 Day 3 - 

During my growing up years, Aloo Bhaat was the go-to lunch box option. That trend has been picked up by my kids now and I try different variations for them and this is one of their favorites.

In fact, my Aloo loving husband prefers this version too. The addition of sesame seed powder elevates the flavor which we seem to like. This is definitely a boon for Aloo lovers. 

Ingredients - 

Rice 1 1/2 cups
Potatoes cubed 1 cup
Salt, Turmeric as needed
Vangibath Powder 1-2 Tbsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Cooking Oil 2 Tbsp, Peanuts handful, Chana Dal 1 Tbsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few)
To Grind - 
Tomato 1 medium
Green chilies 1-2 (or as needed)
Coriander leaves handful
To Grind - 
Sesame Seeds 2 tsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Cook rice in any preferred method. Spread the rice in a wide platter to let it cool.

Parboil the cubed potatoes and set aside.

Grind the tomato, green chilies and coriander leaves adding as little water as possible. 

Grind the sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds into a fine powder and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the peanuts are golden brown the mustard seeds pop, add the parboiled potatoes. 

Saute the potatoes for a few minutes. Pour in the tomato-chili-coriander leaves paste, mix well and let it cook.

Sprinkle salt, turmeric, sesame seed powder, vangibath powder and mix well.

Reduce the heat and add in the cooked and cooled rice. Mix gently so that the rice is mixed well into the spice mixture. 

Cover set aside for a few minutes for the flavors to blend in.

Serve warm as part of a meal or as is. 


Preparation Time 30 minutes (including the cooking time for rice)
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, December 12, 2019


  1. Flavorful rice! I remember my mom used to pack this yummy rice for my lunchbox! yummylicious in every bite!

  2. Pavani Says:
  3. Delicious aloo bhath Harini. I have a aloo loving family too. Will try this version of potato rice for them - I am very sure they will love it.

  4. Such a flavourful rice Harini, I too have a aloo loving family. Love your version of aloo bath, will try it next time.

  5. Narmadha Says:
  6. This looks so awesome and being a potato loving family this surely will be a hit. Bookmarking to try soon

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