Monday, January 16, 2012

Spicy Tomato Pulao / Tomato Pulav

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Tomato Pulav is a tasty tangy rice dish with amazing combo of flavors. This pulav can be made in a jiffy and it makes a wholesome meal with some raitha. Kidz love it due to its irresistible flavor, color & taste. 
In this recipe, the long grain aromatic basmati rice is cooked in tomato puree, onion and selected spices.  I often prepare it as lunch box menu &  needless to say we all love it..!  Also, Its good for health and it goes perfectly with any type of raitha. 
Here’s the recipe of appealing and nutritious tomato pulav...enjoy the culinary bliss !
Ingredients: 
  • Basmati rice                             - 2 cups
  • Onion                                       - 1 big
  • Red ripe tomatoes                     - 3
  • Ginger                                      - half inch finely diced
  • Garlic                                        - 4 pods
  • Green chilly                               - 1 or 2
  • Cloves                                      - 2
  • Ghee                                        - 1 tbsp for flavor
  • Oil                                            - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds                             - ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon stick                          - 1
  • Bay leaf                                    - 1
  • Star anise seeds                       -  2 stars
  • Turmeric pwd                            - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd                          - 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash and soak Basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  2. Drain and keep it aside.
  3. Chop the onions.
  4. Grind the tomatoes.
  5. Make a paste of ginger, garlic , green chilly and cloves.
  6. Heat ghee and oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  7. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaf and star anise seeds.
  8. Saute till nice aroma comes out.
  9. Add finely chopped onion and saute till transculent.
  10. Add the ground paste of step 5.
  11. Fry for a minute.
  12. Add the pulpy mashed tomatoes.
  13. Saute till it is cooked and done.
  14. Add salt , turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and stir.
  15. Add  3 ½ cups of water and allow it to boil.
  16. Now add the soaked rice and combine the contents.
  17. Cover and cook till done.
  18.  Garnish with chopped coriander & mint leaves.
  1. Enjoy hot with raita of your choice.
Related Quick Links: 

·       Mutter Paneer Pulav

·       Veg Pulav

·       Sweet Corn Pulav

·       Beetroot Pulav  &  Multi Veg Jeera rice

90 comments:

  1. wow..lovely pics..n pulav looks yummy n spicy too..garnishing vth mint n tomatoes r looking nice

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  2. yummy and flavorful pulao...looks tempting.

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  3. Pulao looks delicious.

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  4. Jay, you everyday cook yummy dishes for your family? Your family are so blessed. You are a good cook.

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  5. Love the Tomato Rice anyday, your creamy raita looks even more tempting...


    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  6. yum!its early in the morning here and i'm craving your tomato pulao.lovely!

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  7. This is such a simple, easy to make but ultra delicious dish. We had tomato Pulao & Raita yesterday.

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  8. Simply stunning pics of tomato rice. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. My hubby's fav dish, looks awesome...

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  10. Yummy pulao. Loved the color

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  11. Yummy! Fantastic mix of spices.

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  12. simple and delicious rice..nice clicks..

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  13. Nice and inviting pulao !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Chocolate Fest

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  14. delicious.......... pulao in any format i would love. so simple and easy to make

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  15. love such quick pulaos. looks inviting.

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  16. looks delicious ...........lovely pics.......

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  17. Tomato flavor colourful pulao. It make easyly and quickly..

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  18. Simple to make, and very delicious dish. Thank You!

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  19. wow..my fav one..nice pic..

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  20. I am adding it to waiting list of recipes-sounds worh tryning!

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  21. I love this recipe try it out on the family tomorrow.

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  22. Looks too good...Love this tangy and flavorful rice.

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  23. Lovely tempting pulao! Love the pics too.

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  24. wow......so attractive pulav............great work

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  25. The colour looks so beautiful Jay.. looks yum

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  26. TQ for your support & time to visit..;)

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  27. looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

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  28. looks very delicious & its mouthwatering me...

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  29. Spicy & lip smacking!!!! Rice is cooked to perfection :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  30. Very tempting n perfect tomato pulav :)

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  31. Looks wonderful! I'm not very fond of the flavor of anise, so maybe I could leave that out?

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  32. WOW, I Love it :) Thank you so much for sharing :) Have a wonderful day

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  33. Wow wat a super tempting and inviting pulao,full of flavours,loving it.

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  34. super inviting pulao,nice clicks!!

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  35. Simple and yummy puloa and a perfect lunch box menu too

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  36. This rice dish really looks awesome and tasty!

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  37. Lovely colored pulav. Very inviting

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  38. i love this rice.. you have made it well. good photos

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  39. I love any kind of rice and yours looks really delicious ! With all the spices in that dish , I bet it taste really good ;)

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  40. Love all the ingredients, have to be very delicious!!!

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  41. look good as usual!!! tempting!!!

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  42. ricetta strepitosa da provareeeeeee

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  43. Hey loved ur presentation n recipe dear!!!

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  44. The tomato rice looks so colourful and yummy...just loved the click..it so perfect and lovely presentation..

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  45. This is totally yummy recipe...I am loving it dear..Will try it soon..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  46. Hmmm, it´s great, I have all the ingredients except ghee, I need some Indian spices in my kitchen, also cardamom that I couldn´t find at the supermarket. Thank you Jay!

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  47. This looks great, love the color.

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  48. This looks and am sure tastes delish. I love Tomato rice.
    Love Ash.

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  49. Something new for me. Great pics!

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  50. I love love this. Tempting is colour inviting me to grap the platter.

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  51. Although the color is great (and I'm sure the taste is, too) it's the shape that really grabs me. A wonderful tomato shaped rice ball!

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  52. Love the color,tempting pulao

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  53. Que rico :) Todos tus platos me apetecen siempre, se ven deliciosos aun que no este acostumbrada a ellos. Besos
    http://recetasde2.blogspot.com/

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  54. mmmmmm....it seems delicious Jay!

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  55. Looks so beautiful......feel like grabbng the platter.

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  56. Jay that looks delicious....thanks for sharing....lovely clicks :)

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  57. The rice looks and sound delicious.

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  58. Thanks for stopping by..I really appreciate the time & efforts taken in giving your feedback..
    have a wonderful day..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  59. That looks delish! For real. sandie

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  60. Very nicely-colored rice, Jay!

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  61. perfect picture. tomato rice is my favorite variety rice :)

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  62. This looks delicious! I am a new follower and I've added you to my Google+ Circles!
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

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  63. nice! wish i could eat a bowlfull right now :)

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  64. Tempting rice preparation and beautiful color.

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  65. I got it all written out and I will be making this tomorrow! Yummy!

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  66. Pulao looks flavourful, yummy and superlicious. Wonderful presentation.

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  67. Jay,
    Looks delicious... And the color is beautiful.

    Catarina!

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  68. hi jay, really delicious..wow love it
    have a nice day

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  69. Delicious Pulav,luks so delicious and yum...

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  70. your pulao looks perfect and yum..nice clicks

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  71. i like tomato pilaf...and with onion raitha...yummm

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  72. Love this pulao, looks yummy! I also loved your presentation, perfect with raita on the side.
    www.compulsivefoodie.com

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  73. Is this an Indian dish? Wow, there must be a version of this dish in every country! Is this like a Java Rice? Here in the Philippines we have Valenciana Rice, and in Spain they have their Paella and Italy, Risotto.

    By the way thanks for dropping by my blog. I just followed you. :-)

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  74. Yum! This looks so so yummy! I am hungry haha!

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  75. Super tempting and delicious pulao,makes me hungry.

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  76. hat a beautiful rice dish...love these flavors!

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  77. This is such a wonderful recipe. I have never made tomato pulao before!! Can't wait to make it now.

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  78. Very yummy and tempting pulao..

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  79. perfect lunch bos
    Shobas Delight

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