Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tamatar (Tomato) Pulao

What is red and green and tastes great - could be a lot of things but in my case, it was the wonderful Tomato Pulao that K cooked for dinner. This is a simple recipe but has loads of flavor. If you like Tomatoes, then this is the recipe for you.
Tomato Rice

1 cup Basmati rice, washed and soaked in water
3 tomatoes
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup peas
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
2 bay leaves
2 cloves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil

Make a puree of the tomatoes (adding water, if necessary) to make about 2 1/2 cups puree. Drain the rice and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the onions. When the onions are caramelized, add the bay leaves, cloves, peas, green bell peppers and salt. Cook for a minute and then add the rice. Mix gently and cook for a minute.
Add the tomato puree and salt. Mix well gently, cover the pan and cook on medium low heat till the rice is cooked and water has been absorbed. Fluff gently with fork and serve hot with raita. Enjoy !!


Asha said...

Great dish Sangeeta, eternal fav dish of mine!

What's red and green for me? Hmm..!! Take a look at my new post tomorrow!! ;-)

Happy Holidays.

Sangeeta said...

Hi Asha,
Good to see you :) Looking forward to seeing your post. Happy Holidays to you too.

Lakshmi said...

nice recipe SAngeeta

Seema Bhat said...

Nice recipe, I did try out tomato rice once and somehow it hadn't tuned out great. I am gonna try this recipe of yours again

Vcuisine said...

Sangeeta, like the way of adding tomato puree instead of cut tomatoes. Good Idea. Thanks for sharing. Viji

Vini K said...

Hi Sangeeta,good that your husband actually cooked this one for you!looks nice.qill try it one of these days.

Trupti said...

How nice of your husband to make it for you, and its such an easy recipe..I'll try this, my hubby loves this stuff.