Tomato Pulav

60-70 mins
Prep: 30-40 mins | Cook: 20-25 mins | Servings: 2


  • 2 cups basmati rice or regular rice- 80% cooked
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ tbsp ginger+garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chili paste
  • ½ cup chopped mix vegetables-(Optional)( carrots, beans, peas, cauliflower)-  blanched and small dices
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ tsp red chili powder/lalmirch powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or crushed black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
  • 1 tsp chopped mint leaves/pudina patta
  • water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • salt as required


  • Heat oil a deep non-stick pan, add cumin seeds let them splutter, add the onions, salt and sauté. When the onions turn a light golden brown, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add red chilli paste, tomato puree and mix well. Keep on cooking on a medium flame until the tomatoes are fully cooked and oil starts separating from the gravy.
  • Add the blanched vegetables and mix well.
  • Mix gentlyand adjust seasoning.Add the (70%) cooked rice and mix gently and cover with a lid until the rice is completely cooked.
  • Garnish it with freshly chopped coriander. Serve hot.