Tomato Pulao, is an easy and yummy lunch box recipe especially for kids. Kids will surely like this as this has less spice and more tasty. Tomato pulao is similar to traditional tomato rice but with added masala which make it delicious. 

Tomato Pulao
Tomato Pulao

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time30mins 

Raw Rice1 Cup
Tomato3 large size
Onion2 finely chopped
Saltto taste
Ginger-garlic paste1 teaspoon
Mint leaves10-12
Kasoori Methi1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leavesfew
Red chilli powder1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon

Ingredients for Seasoning:
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon
Bay leaf1
Cinnamon stick 1
Green chilli1
Oil2 tablespoon

  1. Soak the raw rice in water for 30 minutes
  2. Finely chop the onions and 2 tomatoes and keep it aside 

  3. Boil some water and add remaining 1 tomato and allow it to boil for 2 minutes. Take the tomato from the water allow it to cool off and remove the skin and puree it in a mixer and keep it aside

  4. Heat a pan and add oil. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter, add bay leaf, cinnamon sticks, cloves and cardamom and saute it for a minute

  5. Add chopped onion and saute it. Add a pinch of salt to the onions to bring out the moisture from it and also to fry them evenly and quickly

  6. Add chopped green chilli, mint leaves, coriander leaves and ginger-garlic paste, kasoori methi and saute it for another 2 minutes

  7. Now add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, salt and turmeric and mix well. Keep the flame in medium and allow the tomatoes to cook completely 

  8. Rinse and drain the water from rice and add it to the cooked tomatoes and fry for 2 more minutes in medium flame

  9. Add 2 cups of water and add salt and keep the flame high and mix once.

  10. When the water is fully absorbed, keep the flame low and close the pan with a lid and keep in flame for another 15 minutes. In a low flame the rice will be cooked completely 

  11. Remove the tomato pulao from flame and serve hot with any raithas. 
Tomato Pulao
Tomato Pulao

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  1. haven't mentioned the tomatoes needed to chop and for puree

    1. Hi Malar, I have corrected the method. Please refer again.

  2. Replies
    1. Hi Deepika, we need to add kasoori methi when we add ginger-garlic paste.

  3. seems yummy.. I will prepare this for today's dinner. my daughter loves corn.. Can i add corn to this recipe? will it spoil the taste?

    1. Hi Janani, thanks for the comment. You can very well add corn. It will not spoil the dish.

  4. very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
    Semiya upma

  5. hello mam
    when 2 add coriander leaves here !

  6. hello mam wen will we use coriander leaves !

    1. Hi Santa, i have updated the post. We should add the Coriander leaves along with Mint Leaves, Kasoori Methi leaves.

  7. thank you a lot... from your lunch box receipes i have planned for a week... my son would definitely like it... each day i used to break my head what to prepare for lunch box.... you have made it easy.. i sincerely thank you for your receipes

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