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Tomato Pulao

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A simple and delicious versatile dish loved by all.

Tomato Pulao is a quick, delicious and tasty dish loved by kids and adults. It is a versatile dish that i can be packed for school or office lunch, served as an evening snack or even as a simple dinner dish. Serve this yummy Tomato Pulao with onion raita and/or papads.

Tomato Pulao

Tomato Pulao
5 from 2 votes

Tomato Pulao

A simple and delicious versatile dish loved by all.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: dinner, evening snack, kids lunch, office lunch


  • 2 cup Basmati Rice soaked for 30 minutes in 4 cups of water, drained
  • 300 g Tomatoes - 300 gms
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Milk optional
  • 1 Big Onion
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 10 Cashew Nuts - 10 fried
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt as per taste
  • handful Coriander Leaves


  • Heat a pan of water over medium flame and bring to a boil.
  • Add the tomatoes and keep aside for a few minutes.
  • Peel the skins and grind the flesh to a puree.
  • Combine the tomato puree and coconut milk (if using). Add enough water to make it 4 cups.
  • Grind together the chopped onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and some coriander leaves.
  • Add this to the rice.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add the rice mixture.
  • Saute for a minute and add the tomato paste.
  • Add 1 or 2 cups of water if desired. The water in the rice and tomato paste should be sufficient. If not, add some water.
  • Pressure cook until 2 whistles.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashew nuts.
  • Serve with onion raita and papads.


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Ramya July 4, 2011 - 3:18 am



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