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November 24, 2009

Mild Tomato Pulao

Toss basmathi rice with spices, onions, tomatoes and roasted cashews for an aromatic and delicious pulao! This recipe is similar to my Tomato and peas bath except that I have skipped 2-3 ingredients which makes  a big difference in the taste.



Ingredients:
  1. Basmati Rice-1 cup
  2. Oil-3 tbsp
  3. Ghee-1 tbsp
  4. Cashews-12
  5. Shahi Jeera-1 tsp
  6. Cloves-4
  7. Cinnamon-2 inch stick
  8. Star anise-2
  9. Ginger-Garlic paste-1 tbsp
  10. Green chillies-2 slit into half(I have used red chillies here)
  11. Onion sliced-1 cup
  12. Salt
  13. Chilli powder-1/4 tsp
  14. Tomatoes chopped-1 (large)
  15. Coriander leaves-to garnish



Method:
Soak rice for 15 minutes in water. Drain, cook it with 11/2 or 13/4 cups(depends on the rice) of water. Set aside.
Heat oil and ghee in a wide pan. Add ingredients 4 to 8. Saute for 10 seconds. Then add ginger garlic paste, chillies, onions and fry till they turn golden brown. Sprinkle some salt. Add chilli powder and tomato.
Fry till it turns soft. It is optional to add 1 tsp of finely chopped mint leaves and fry for a couple of minutes.
Gently mix cooked rice with the veggies. Add salt.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with raitha/plain curd/chips.

Oh I found fresh, beautiful red chillies at Farmers market and used them to garnish(just for the sake of making the picture look more colorful).

Another option is to fry the spices, onions and tomatoes till they turn soft and then cook this mixture and rice together in rice cooker till done. 

38 comments:

  1. And the picture does look very colorful Mahi :-). Never made plain pulao like this... sounds like a quick one too...

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  2. Wow!!! Just the recipe i would love to have; it is around 9PM here, Bookmarked for tomorrow's lunch :)

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  3. Wow looks delicious and yummy.. Very colorful..

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  4. We always can try many variations with rice. Your Pulao is simple and easy to prepare yet satisfying. :)

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  5. I love this...Pulao looks marvellous Mahi, awesome clicks!!

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  6. Please collect your awards from my blog Mahi :-)

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  7. Looks wonderful, great presentation!

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  8. Would be such great one pot meal!

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  9. Looks beautiful - you have a very nice blog here - will stop by often!

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  10. Wow beautiful clicks...Tomato pulao looks mouthwatering and delicious.....

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  11. i love the simple stuff you have in here :)

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  12. Yummy, easy dish and attractive presentation.

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  13. I love these kind of pulao's...looks great wit those fried cashews.

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  14. Hi Mahima, The pulao looks elegantly beautiful and very smartly presented dear. Following you now with the name Paarijaat in case u get confused.
    http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

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  15. Lovely pulao there .. looks beautiful

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  16. Kanna,
    Your Pulao looks Gorgeous.Picture is very colourful
    Appa

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  17. looks yum; as always, awesome snaps :)

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  18. so simple and so delicious..beautiful picture..

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  19. Beautiful Click!Looks so tempting.

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  20. Its really a mild tomato pulao...Will try with this variation :)

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  21. Pulao looks amazing, lovely picture!

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  22. That is one beautiful looking bowl of rice! Love those long, separate grains.

    :)

    trupti
    the spice who loved me

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  23. As usual nice click. sound like a quick recipe.

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  24. Hi Mahimaa.. how have you been? :)
    I'm visiting you after a long time, and you've posted great recipes and great pictures.. Looking wonderful dear!

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  25. ur recipes are awesome and so are the clicks.. i m ur new follower now...

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  26. Simple and colorful pulav. wud luv to try it out sometime soon!

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  27. Gorgeous and yummy Pulav..Love the clcik too..

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  28. Tempting Pulao dear,Want to taste right now.First time here,u have a nice space.Do visit my blog when u find time

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  29. That is one very beautiful looking pulao.

    How are you mahimaa? will catch u sometimes ;-)

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  30. Wow, tomato rice looks so yum an colorful!!

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  31. Pulao looks lovely.New comer here.Do drop by
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  32. Gorgeous looking pulao - i always have a soft corner for tomato rice.

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  33. Such a colorful rice Mahima,nice click.
    Regarding puttu,i think u can steam it,thats wat my MIL does when she is busy. There v get a vessel with tiny holes to do this job. Instead of layering, mix the coconut well with puttu mixture and steam it,but it will looks more like Puttu upma,thats OK...U can buy puttu maker online or in some desi stores

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