Tomato and Peas Pulao

                           Wish you all a very Happy New Year

Hope everyone is in holiday and new year mood,after a week of baked goodies for the holidays,today I am back with a rice dish.This is yet another colorful rice with the ripe tomatoes and plumpy green peas with the flavor of coconut milk,which is a one pot meal.Its a good option for lunch box with simple raita,potato fry or chips,home made fryums.Now on to the recipe of mildly tangy tomato pulao....


Basmathi rice11/4cups
Tomato5-6nos(medium size)
Green peas(soaked)1/2cup
Onion(thinly sliced)2nos.
Ginger&garlic paste1tbs
Green Chilly 5-6nos.
Chilly powder1/2tsp
Coriander powder1/2tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Turmeric powder1/4tsp
Thick coconut milk1cup
Mint leaves10-15 leaves
Coriander leaves(chopped)as needed
Saltto taste
For seasoning
Cinnamon2 inch piece
Star anise2nos.
Fennel seeds(sombhu)1/2tsp


                            Soak the rice for 30 minutes,heat a pressure pan or cooker with oil and ghee,season it with the ingredients given for seasoning.Saute the onion and green chillies with a pinch of salt to transparent then ginger and garlic paste.Now add the mint and tomatoes,cook till mushy.
Add all the powders,salt and stir it for a minute then add the soaked rice,mix it everything gets mixed well.
Now add the coconut milk and 11/2 cups of water,allow it to boil.
Once its boiled add the green peas and coriander leaves,cover it with the lid and keep it in a medium flame for one whistle.Then keep it in the low flame for 5 minutes and turn off the stove.Open the lid after the pressure subsides and gently mix it.
Serve it with raitha or chips.
  • Tomatoes can be pureed in the blender and used,ripe tomatoes gives nice color and taste to this recipe.
  • Cashews can also be added while sauteing the onions which gives extra rich taste.
  • A tsp of lemon juice can be added for extra tangy taste.



Adding coconut milk to tamota rice sounds so yummy...Happy new year 2012

thats my favrt one .. thanks for posting .. it looks so tempting .. WISH YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012.

lovely pulav...........awesome recipe...

Magnífica receta, este arroz. Después de los excesos de las comidas navideñas comer este plato tan ligero se agradece.
Un saludo y FELIZ AÑO NUEVO.

Juan Carlos.

Hi Nalini,Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year..

Happy new year wishes to u and ur family..Super delicious n flavourful pulao..

Awesome Pulap recipe Dear.Yummy!,Happy and Blessed NewYear Wishes to U Dear.

Yummy recipe...perfect for lunch box. Wishing u a very happy 2012 !!

very delicious pulao, looks yummy..Happy New year to you and your family.

A very flavorful and yummy rice...Looks delicious.

Tomato and peas pulao looks delicious.Wishing you and family Happy and prosperous New year.

wow... peas pulao looks delicious... Happy new year...

I was looking a nice rice dish,which has new flavor..This is the right dish for me,tempting and delicious..

Happy Blogging n Enjoy Cooking....

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