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Tomato Pulao Recipe | How to make Tomato Pulao | Rice varieties

Easy Rice Pulao made with tomatoes and mixed vegetables
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 3 medium sized
  • Carrots or mixed veggies - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Elachi - 1



  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for one hour at least.
  • Chop onions lengthwise and tomatoes finely. Chop the veggies into desired size if using. Split the green chillies into two. Keep everything ready.


  • Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Fry it for a minute. Then add onions along with ginger garlic paste and green chillies.Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once the onions becomes golden brown and the raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves, add tomatoes along with coriander leaves. Fry them until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves. Once the tomatoes turns soft, add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala and salt.Mix them together and fry them for a minute.
  • Now add the chopped vegetable pieces( if using) and mix them. Fry it well for two minutes in medium flame. Once everything mixed well, add soaked basmati rice and mix it well with the gravy.
  • Add required water and bring it to a boil. Then close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook it in low flame for 2 whistles. Once the pressure released from the cooker, fluff the rice with spoon and top it with ghee if needed.


Serving: 2g