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Tamatar Pulao ~ Tomato Rice

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Tamatar Pulao with Chicken curry in Coconut Milk

Our friends sent us loads of farm fresh tomatoes they harvested in their farm. Last week saw the making of a lot of tomato based recipes namely, tomato pickle, tomato rasam, tomato soup and Tamatar Pulao. Tomato Pulao is an extremely flavorful rice dish using ripe red tomatoes and rice. The key to this recipe is in the spices and the use of mint leaves. With raita as an accompaniment, it makes for a great one pot meal. I made coconut chicken curry along with Tamatar pulao which made for a delectable combination.

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Tomato Rice

Tamatar Pulao Recipe

Tamatar Pulao ~ Tomato Rice Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Yield: 4
Main Ingredients: Tomato Rice

Ingredients

  • Raw rice: 2 cups
  • Shah jeera: 1 tsp
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Cloves: 6
  • Cinnamon stick: 1"
  • Cardamoms: 2
  • Onions: 2 (medium sized, finely sliced)
  • Green chili-ginger-garlic paste: 1 1/2 tsps
  • Mint: 12-15 leaves (Pudina)
  • Kasoori methi: 1/2 tsp (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Red chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder: pinch (roasted jeera powder)
  • Tomato: 2 (large red tomatoes, finely chopped)
  • Tomato: 1 (large red tomato, blanch, peel skin and puree)
  • Coriander leaves: 1 1/2 tbsps (finely chopped for garnish)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp (optional) vegan can omit ghee and substitute with oil

Method

  1. Heat oil+ghee in a vessel or pressure cooker, add shah jeera, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms and stir fry 30 secs. Add the sliced onions and saute for 3 mts. Add green chili-ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves and kasoori methi and saute for 4-5 mts.
  2. Add red chili powder and cumin powder and mix. Add chopped tomato, tomato puree and salt to taste and mix. Cook for 8-9 mts on low to medium flame, or till oil separates.
  3. Reduce heat, add the raw rice, mix, saute for a mt. Add 3 3/4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and cook till rice is done. If using pressure cooker, cook rice upto 3 whistles.
  4. Remove onto a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve warm with raita or any curry of your choice.

Tips

  • You can use 2 tbsps of oil or 1 tbsp oil+1 tbsp ghee.

Our friends sent us loads of farm fresh tomatoes they harvested in their farm. Last week saw the making of a lot of tomato based recipes namely, tomato pickle, tomato rasam, tomato soup and Tamatar Pulao. Tomato Pulao is an extremely flavorful rice dish using ripe red tomatoes and rice.

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By • Dec 2nd, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Featured Recipes, Indian Rice recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Lunch Box Recipes, North Indian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • Lavanya Thatha

    I love the colour of the dish, I am going to try this today

  • DV

    I am going to try this weekend

  • Pulipaka Aruna

    beautiful picture and very good narration

  • Pulipaka Aruna

    beautiful picture and very good narration

  • Reva

    Coconut chicken and tamatar rice.. the combo sounds delicious..:) The rice looks super good..
    Reva

  • Priya dharshini

    My fav combo of chicken in tomato rice…Nice recipe…

  • Priya dharshini

    My fav combo of chicken in tomato rice…Nice recipe…

  • srilakshmi

    hi Sailu,
    i had tried lot of ur recipes. every item is a hit at my home. i got lot of complements because of you. thankyou so much for the wonderful recipes.

    i love tomato pulao very much , thanks for the recipe. i will definitely try it.

    i want to ask you something about a vadiyalu which is used in dal thalimpu. i heard about this somewhere which is used in dal tadka in some parts of Andhra. I heard that it is made with udid dal and lasan and it gives dal a very good taste. if you have any idea pl write on you blog.

    Srilakshmi

  • Priya

    Super flavourful pulao,looks fabulous and inviting..

  • Priya

    Super flavourful pulao,looks fabulous and inviting..

  • Roopaalbert

    I just tried it….. it was awesome :) thank you

  • Roopaalbert

    I just tried it….. it was awesome :) thank you

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D5MCC4RWSPOMCM5GPXARQDS7Y4 Aakash

    You got my taste-buds rolling!

    also check out my foody video on youtube :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW92hvBmXyQ

  • Kshantivalli

    Hai sailu. Just now I tried tomato rice.came very well.thank you

  • Anonymous

    I just made this and it was fantastic! Everyone in my family loved it.

  • Safa

    I have made this a few times now, and it’s been really easy and a great recipe! :)

  • Safa

    I have made this a few times now, and it’s been really easy and a great recipe! :)

  • sandhya

    Hey sailu I tried this dish and it was very tasty. Thanks

  • sandhya

    Hey sailu I tried this dish and it was very tasty. Thanks

  • pradeep

    hey sailu, this recipe is too good. i tried it and loved it. i made slight additions- added a small cup of coconut milk once tomatoes were done. also added soya chunks or paneer and peas to make it more healthy. the coconut milk really gave the dish a nice flavor.

  • Agrawal Priyanka

    i just tried ur recipe with trepidation but it turned out fantastic. Thank you!

  • http://anubhavati.wordpress.com/ Shoba Shrinivasan

    Hi Sailu,

    Happy new Year to you. Loved this version of tomato pulav with sliced tomatoes and puree. Should taste amazing giving the fact that I Love Love tomatoes a lot!
    Keep rocking!

    Shobha

  • Sudha

    Hi Sailu

    Tried this out today for a pot luck picnic…..The pulao was SIMPLY SUPERB. All my friends were licking fingers and wanted moreeeeeeeeeeeeee. Thanks a bunch to you :)

  • Justeat44

    its very simple to prepare at home by anyone who knows to cook a little is enough.i tried with chilli and egg also.its tates very nice.try it by yoursely

  • Restaurants in Indiranagar

    its very nice i prepared it by mysely.very simple to prepare by anyone who knows a little bit to cook that’s enough.I tried with egg also and it looks awesome with new taste

  • saranya

    when do we put the bay leaf?? its not even mentioned the method part

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      At the time of adding cloves, cardamom etc.

  • Dr Srikanth

    Hi Sailaja garu,

    We tried lot of your recipes and I liked them very much and all of them came out very good. Personally I made Tomato pulav and is really awesome.Most of the time my wife tries your recipes but this time I tried by myself. lot of compliments from friends. keep it up.