Tomato Pulao recipe | Lunchbox recipe | Flavour Diary

Hi friends, today's recipe is Tomato pulao. If you are looking for some quick and easy rice recipe for your lunch or dinner or for any lazy day this is would be your one good option. 

Tomato pulao is very easily made in pressure cooker. The main ingredients for this pulao is tomatoes, onion and some spices along with rice. You can use normal rice or basmati rice but for basmati rice the water should be in 1 :1.7 rice water ratio and for all other rice varieties its 1:2 ratio. This pulao is best for beginners and bachelors. Click the image below for the making of it. 👇

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Level: Easy
Serves: 2-4
1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon(TBS): 15ml
1 teaspoon (tsp): 5 ml


Oil: 2TBS
Cinnamon: 1 inch
Star Anise: 1
ShahiJeera(black cumin seeds): 1 tsp
Green Chilli: 2 cut
Onion : 1 large
Cashews: 8-10
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 TBS
Tomatoes: 4 medium
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
chilli powder: 1 tsp (To taste)
Garam Masala Powder: 1 TBS
Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
Fresh Mint : 1/2 cup
Fresh Coriander: 1/2 cup
Water: 2.5 cups
Basmati rice: 1.5 cups(soaked for 30mins)


In pressure cooker add Oil. Once hot add Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cloves, ShahiJeera(black cumin seeds),Green Chilli, Onion and Cashews. Saute until onion turns transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell of ginger garlic is gone.
Add Chopped tomatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, Cumin powder and garam masala. Cook until tomatoes turn mushy.
Add chopped coriander, mint, water, soaked basmati rice and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Once the pressure is released then mix with fork. And serve hot with raita. 

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