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

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  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. Tomato
  2. 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.

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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.

Sailu

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34 Responses

  1. Lavanya Thatha says:

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

  2. DV says:

    I am going to try this weekend

  3. Pulipaka Aruna says:

    beautiful picture and very good narration

  4. Pulipaka Aruna says:

    beautiful picture and very good narration

  5. Reva says:

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

  6. Priya dharshini says:

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

  7. Priya dharshini says:

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

  8. srilakshmi says:

    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

  9. Priya says:

    Super flavourful pulao,looks fabulous and inviting..

  10. Priya says:

    Super flavourful pulao,looks fabulous and inviting..

  11. Roopaalbert says:

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

  12. Roopaalbert says:

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

  13. Aakash says:

    You got my taste-buds rolling!

    also check out my foody video on youtube :)

  14. Kshantivalli says:

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

  15. Anonymous says:

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

  16. Safa says:

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

  17. Safa says:

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

  18. sandhya says:

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

  19. sandhya says:

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

  20. pradeep says:

    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.

  21. Agrawal Priyanka says:

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

  22. 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

  23. Sudha says:

    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 :)

  24. Justeat44 says:

    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

  25. Restaurants in Indiranagar says:

    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

  26. saranya says:

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

  27. Dr Srikanth says:

    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.

  28. Sri Rashmi says:

    i tried it. It was good. thank you.

  29. Guest says:

    Very simple recipe , love colors of clicks too !!

  30. Zenab Khan says:

    hi sailu..i have tried many recipes from ur blog..and you have never failed me ! thanks alot for this ! i made dis pulao..it was good too. :)

  31. lynn says:

    I love this dish. So tasty and flavoursome. I add some roasted cashew nuts to the finished dish for extra protein and then we eat as a one pot meal, just with some raita and pickle.

  32. suma says:

    Hi
    i want to try this recipe. pls let me know 1cup of rice means exactly howmuch? also for 1 cup of rice if we add 3 and half cups of water will it not become watery?? after adding all ingradients can we pressure cook it? pls answere

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