Tomato Pulao | How to make tomato pulao | Spicy Kitchen

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 20m

Tomato pulao is a very easy to make one pot meal of South India especially Tamil Nadu. Compared to other rice dishes, pulao is more healthy and easy to make. Flavored rice are also an easy tiffin box option for school going kids. I have already posted Tomato rice which is my all time favorite dish. The preparation method of tomato rice and tomato pulao is almost same. In tomato rice, the rice will be little sticky consistency. I would like to have tomato rice with vegetable raita.

Hope you all will like this tasty tomato pulao recipe. Please try it out and let me know how it turned out for you.

You can also check for some delicious rice recipes like

Mint rice | Puthina Rice
Cilantro rice | malliyila rice
Vegetable pulao
kids special instant vegetable pulao
chicken pulao
Soya chunks biriyani
Coconut rice
Curd rice
Soya chunks fried rice
Pineapple fried rice

how to make tomato pulao


1/2 kg of rice(Sona masoori, biryani rice, jeera rice etc…)
1/2 kg of tomato
1 no of onion
1 spn. of ginger garlic green chilli paste
2 no of cinnamon sticks
1 no of cardamom
2 no of cloves
1/2 spn. of pepper
1/2 spn. of turmeric powder
3/4 spn. of chilli powder
1/2 spn. of garam masala
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
1 spn. of butter/ghee
3 tbsp. of chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsp. of chopped mint leaves
salt as required


Step 01

Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes. Drain it and keep aside.

Step 02

Heat butter/ghee in a pressure cooker or pan.

Step 03

Add chopped onion,cinnamon sticks,cardamom and cloves. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.

Step 04

Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Step 05

Add pepper powder,chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander leaves, mint leaves and fry for a while.

Step 06

Add soaked rice and fry for 1 minute.

Step 07

Add water (for one cup of rice add 1 1/2 cup of water). Add salt and 1 tbsp. of lemon juice.

Step 08

Cover the lid and cook for 1 whistle in medium flame. Open the lid only after 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala and mix well.

tomato pulao recipe


1.You can add any vegetables of your wish like cauliflower, potato, beans etc…
2.Adding fried soya chunks will make the pulao more tasty.
3.You can also make this pulao without crushed ginger and garlic.

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