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March 30, 2009

TOMATO PULAO RECIPE | LUNCH BOX RECIPES

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I tried this pulao yesterday for Lunch.I made Paruppu rasam ,bindi fry and coriander leaves thogayal in addition to this.So i prepared only a less quantity .Please change the quantity of ingredients according to ur requirement.I’ll post paruppu rasam in future.Now coming to this recipe,I adapted this from a cookbook and made some variations according to our taste.



Ingredients:
  • Rice  ( i used boiled rice ) – 1/2 cup
  • Tomato – 3 nos (medium sized ) (Grind it with skin to make a puree )
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Small onions – 10 nos (Peeled and cut into two )
  • Boiled peas – 1/4 cup (I didn’t add )
  • Garlic -  5 flakes ( peeled )
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos (Grind it to a paste)
  • Red chilly powder – 1/2 - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 1 no (slit cut )
  • Salt – as  needed .
  • Lime juice – a few drops
TO GRIND :
  • Ginger – 1 inch size
  • Chopped Coriander leaves – 1.5 tsp (grind both to get a 2 tsp paste)
TO SAUTE :
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star anise / Marati moggu – 1 no
  • Cardamom – 1 no
TO GARNISH:
  • Coriander leaves – few (chopped).
Method:
  • Grind coriander leaves & ginger  with water to make 2 tsp paste.Set aside.Grind cashews to make a paste with little water.
  • Wash the rice and keep aside.If u use basmati rice , the ratio of rice and water is 1:1 .So u need to soak the rice for 3-4 HOURS.(If not use 1:1.5 ratio and soak for 1 hour)
  • Heat a kadai with oil and all the items one by one given under“ TO SAUTE “ section.
  • After adding all the spices,add the small onions and garlic flakes.Saute till onions become transparent.
  • Now add the slit green chilly and ginger & coriander leaves paste.
  • Saute for a minute and add the cashew paste. Stir well.
  • Then add the red chilly powder and tomato puree to it.
  • Mix well and add the required salt and cook everything for a minute.Stir in intervals.Make sure there is little water in it.
  • Now add the measured rice and water and mix it well.
  • Transfer everything into a cooker and cook for 1 whistle.
  • After removing from the flame add a few drops of lime juice and garnish with coriander leaves.
Tastes heaven with onion raitha!!

I am glad in sending this entry to Sanghi’s FIL – TOMATO.
FIL-March-Tom


26 comments :

  1. Hi Chitra,
    lovely tomato rice :) love the tangy n spicy flavoured rice...send it to flavoured rice contest -http://kadumanga.blogspot.com/2009/03/colors-of-taste-powders-flavored-rice.html

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  2. Nice colour! Amma have told me many times that u make tomato rice nicely:)

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  3. Beautiful color, love the Tomato rice and Pulao! :)

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  4. Lovely color Chitra, tomato rice is my favorite lunch box rice, I used to add chopped tomatoes while making this, will try out your version soon :)

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  5. I can practically see the steam coming out of the pulao in the first pic :) Nice!

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  6. I've got to try this tomato rice - it looks really good!

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  7. wow.. looks lovely. grinding tomatoes is a new method.. .will try.

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  8. Nice color looking yummy chitra...

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  9. Yummy yum...looks so gud....lovely entry

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  10. delicious tomato pulav Chitra....u have a nice blog!

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  11. Wonderful color chitra. Pulao looks spicy and yummy!

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  12. Yummy Pulao, looks very colourful

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  13. Thanks for Delicious entry!!:)

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  14. i always love tomato pulav..urs look delicious

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  15. looks and sounds delicious! reminds me of thakkali saadham!

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  16. I simply can not resist any rice recipes - this looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. Lovley rice. will try your version next time.

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