tomato pulav

Tomato Pulao, Tomato peas pulao, Quick tomato pulav

Tomato pulao / Tomato peas pulao is a a very flavorful and aromatic rice recipe that is not only easy to prepare but is also very tasty and different from regular pulao made at home. Adding green peas gives little crunchiness also adds its flavors too and complements the red colored pulao very well. This is one of my handy recipe and and also known to be cooked at the last moment when I am unsure of my lunch, as it takes only 10 to 15 minutes to prepare without involving any grinding or any pre preparation and the rest is taken care by electric cooker or pressure cooker. So if you have not decided your lunch for today or if your just planning for your next day’s lunch do give this recipe a try. So lets get to the making!
tomato peas pulao

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  • Basmati rice – 1 ½ cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green peas – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Whole spices

  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Star anise – 1
  • Clove – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – ½
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp

tomato pulao


* 1 cup = 160 ml

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How to make tomato pulao with step by step images

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  1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes.
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  2. Chop onion, tomatoes and green chilli finely. Keep it aside.
    tomato peas pulav
  3. Heat oil in a pan add chopped onion, saute well. When the onions look sauteed add ginger garlic paste. Saute well till the raw flavor goes.
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  4. When the raw smell of ginger garlic paste has gone add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix well and allow the tomatoes to cook. When the tomatoes look cooked and mushy add green peas and saute well for few seconds.
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  5. Now add soaked rice and water. Mix well and check for salt.
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  6. Now transfer the rice mixture to electric rice cooker and cook till done.( If using pressure cooker cook for 3 whistles) When the rice is done allow it to rest for 5 minutes then fluff it with a fork or spatula from the sides and serve it hot with raita of your choice!
    tomato peas pulav


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