Tomato Pulao with Mint Leaves | Tomato Rice Bath

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Tomato Pulao
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Tomato Pulao with mint leaves is a very delicious one pot meal. You can name this as Tomato rice bath or Tomato Biryani also. We can prepare this pulao in two ways, either chop the tomatoes or puree it. For simple version, just chop the tomatoes, skip coconut milk and go on, but the final result is the same with the nice flavour and tanginess of the tomatoes. If you don’t have the time to prepare vegetable biriyani as it calls for a bit lengthy procedure, but this simple pulao will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Tomato Rice Bath

Tomato Rice Bath


Tomato Pulao with Mint Leaves | Tomato Rice Bath

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Lunch / Rice Varieties
Preparation + Cook Time: 45 minutes  |  Serves : 2 to 3

Ingredients
  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Big Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 3 large
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Coconut milk – 1 ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Garlic – 4 pods
  • Mint leaves – 10 to 15
  • Coriander leaves- 1 tblsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Cashew – 5 to 6 (Optional)
To Temper
  • Oil / Ghee – 2 to 3 tblsp
  • Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cinnamon – 1″ piece
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cardamon – 3
Method

1. Chop onion,1 tomato, garlic and slit green chilli’s. Clean the mint leaves. Rinse and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water. Extract coconut milk, keep by side.

Tomato-Pulao-with-mint-leaves-Step12. Grind 2 tomatoes and puree it. Heat oil / ghee in a pan and fry cashews and keep aside. Temper all the ingredients given in the table ‘To Temper’. Add onion, garlic, chilli’s, ginger garlic paste and fry till transparent.
Tomato-Pulao-Step23. Now add tomatoes and saute till it turns mushy. Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder and mint leaves.
Tomato-Pulao-Step34. Add tomato puree and saute well till the raw smell of the tomato leaves. Add coconut milk and salt.
Tomato-Pulao-Step45. Now add rice and mix everything well. Transfer the contents to a pressure cooker and cook in medium flame for 3 whistles. Garnish with cashew and coriander leaves.
Tomato-Pulao-Step5

 Serve this Tomato Pulao with mint leaves with any raitha.

Tomato Pulao with mint leaves

Tomato Pulao with mint leaves

Tips

1. You can prepare this Tomato Pulao directly in a cooker as a one pot meal.
2. Don’t add water or coconut milk more than mentioned, because we add pureed tomatoes also.
3. You can replace coconut milk with water also, but coconut milk gives an extra flavour to the tomato rice bath.
4. You can prepare this pulao in either ways, puree the tomatoes or chop and add to the rice.
5. Don’t skip mint and coriander leaves for garnishing, it adds extra flavour to the Tomato Pulao with mint leaves.
6. Use red and ripe tomatoes for bright coloured pulao.
7. Mint Leaves adds a nice flavour and gives a similar taste like biriyani.
8. I used ghee for tempering, but oil can also be used if you are calorie conscious.

Tomato Rice Bath

Tomato Rice Bath

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