Tomato Pulao

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Tomato pulao or Tomato Biryani is a one-pot meal and I am going to show you how to make this in a pressure cooker. This can be an ideal lunch box recipe as this biryani gets tastier by time.

You can add additional vegetables to this pulao if you like. You can serve the Tomato Pulao with raita by the side.

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Number of Servings: 4-5 persons


Ghee – 2 Tbsp
Whole Spices
(Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove, Bay leaf, Star Anise, Mace & Stone Flower)
Cashew Nuts
Basmati Rice – 1 Cup
Tomato – 4 Nos Chopped
Onion – 2 Nos Thinly Sliced
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 Tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 Tsp
Kashmiri Chili Powder – 1 Tsp
Salt – 1 Tsp
Sugar – 1/2 Tsp (Optional)
Few Coriander Leaves
Few Mint Leaves
Water – 1 1/2 Cups

To Make Masala Paste
Ginger – 1 Inch Piece
Garlic – 2 Cloves
Green Chili – 2 Nos
Onion – 1/2 No.
Red Chili – 5 Nos
Few Mint Leaves
Few Coriander Leaves
Water – 1 Tbsp

To Make Boondi Raita
Curd – 200 Ml
Salt – 1/4 Tsp
Boondi – 1/3 Cup
Mint Leaves

1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Soaking helps in better texture makes the rice fluffy and not stick it to each other
2. Make a paste of ginger, garlic, onions, green chilies, red chilies and cashews and set it aside.
3. Heat oil in a kadai. Add in the whole spices and cashews. Let them sizzle for a min.
4. Now add in the ground paste and saute till it browns
5. Add sliced onions and saute them till golden brown.
6. Add in all the spice powders, salt and sugar. Give them a 30 seconds stir.
7. Sugar to cut the acidity from the tomatoes
8. Now add in the chopped tomatoes and mix them all
9. Let them cook for 5 mins till the tomatoes turn mushy.
10. Add in coriander and mint leaves and give a quick stir. The masala is done.
11. Once your tomato masala is made, add the soaked rice and give a quick stir.
12. Add water and bring everything to a good boil.
13. Now simmer the flame and cook covered till the rice has absorbed all the water. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Now turn the stove off and let it sit covered for 10 mins. Open the lid and fluff the rice.
14. Serve the hot Tomato Pulao with the raita by the side

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