Tomato pulao recipe

     Tomato pulao is the one which i wanted to post for a long time, but whenever i make this , it never turned out perfectly. My mom makes it in a different way,though i like her method, i wanted to make puloa. Check out my

After so many trial and error, i finally got my perfect recipe.
INGREDIENTS:

TOMATOES 2 NO
ONION 1 NO.
BASMATHI RICE 1 CUP
CLOVE 2 NO
PEPPER 5-7 NO
ELACHI 1 NO
GARLIC 10 PODS
GINGER A SMALL PIECE
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
OIL 2 TSP
GHEE 1 TSP
MINT LEAVES FEW(OPTIONAL)

METHOD:

  • Chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Ground the garlic, ginger and half of the onions into a fine paste.
  • Wash the rice and soak it in 1 1/2 cups of water.
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  • In a pressure cooker, add the oil and ghee and throw in the pepper ,cloves and elachi.
  • Add the onions.
  • Add the onion ginger garlic paste.
  • When the raw smell disappears,add the tomatoes , redchilli powder and salt to it.
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  • Saute for few minutes.
  • Now add the soaked the rice to this and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the water. Add the chopped mint leaves(if using)
  • Close the lid and wait till the cooker gives one whistle.
  • After that keep it in low flame for 15 mins.

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  • Enjoy hot with any raitha of your choice.

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Note:

  1. If you are doing in rice cooker, add 1 3/4 cups of water.
  2. Since the tomato also give away water water, dont add water more than this.
  3. Otherwise the rice will be soggy.
  4. If you want it more spicy,you can grind 2 green chillies  along with the garlic and ginger.

34 COMMENTS

  1. I love the grains separated and the beautiful saffron colour of the rice. The bowls are elegant and the contrast renders an extra touch to the beautiful click. Recipe sounds easy and relishable.

  2. Fst pic is awesome… i was goin through my previous posts and saw your comment in one..sorry for the delay in msging…my 8month old princess, Rithika is keeping me busy with her.. you have a wonderful page..happy to follow you..

  3. Wow this is such a mouth watering dish,very tempting clicks…i have o try this out…
    Rice grains are cooked to the perfection with correct balance of spices…Will let u know once i take up this venture..
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Njoy Blogging n Happy Cooking…

  4. I tried this today, it turned out perfect. I added carrots & broccoli stalks just to have some more veggies for health. Loved the rice. Thanks Jeyashri, whatever I've made from your blog has come out nice.

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