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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tomato Pulao

1.Rice - 1 1/2 cup(standard cup size)
2.Tomato Puree - 1 cup +1/8 cup
3.Oil - 5tbsp
4.Bay leaf - 2
5.Green chillies - 3
6.Cloves - 3
7.Black cardamom - 1
8.Green cardamom - 3
9.Coriander powder - 1tsp
10.Red chilli Powder - 3/4 tsp
11.Turmeric Powder - pinch
12.Salt - to taste
13. Tomato - 1(chopped)
14.Onion -1 (sliced)
15.Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
16.Garam masala - 1/2tsp
17.Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
18.Green peas - 1/4 cup
1.Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Add bay leaves,green cardamom,black cardamom,cloves.Add sliced onions and fry for 2mts.
2.Add ginger garlic paste and cook in medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
3.slit the green chillies and add it to the onions and fry for 1 minute.
4.Add tomato puree, and cook in high flame for 1minute.when it starts boiling reduce flame to medium and add red chilli powder,salt,turmeric powder,coriander powder,jeera powder and garam masala.Finally add chopped tomato and ,mix well.
5.Turn the flame to high add washed rice, 1 1/2 cup water to the tomato mixture and pressure cook in high flame for 4mts.Reduce the flame to medium and cook for 5mts.Turn off the flame.
6.Once the pressure releases open the lid add green peas to the pulao and mix gently.Cover the lid for 15 mts.Do not turn on the flame.
7.After 15 minutes open the lid and transfer the pulao to the bowl .Serve hot with raita or your choice of side dish.

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