Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tomato Pulav

Tomato Pulav / Tomato Bath


A quickie when you are bored to cook an elaborate meal. This is such a delicious and easy complete meal.

Ingredients:
Basmati rice - 1 cup (Soaked for min 30 mins)
Tomato - 1 - 2 nos. (chopped)
Green peas - 1/2 cup (I used frozen ones) Optional
Onion - 1 no (Finely chopped)
Oil / ghee / butter - 2 tspn
Cashew for garnishing - (Optional)
Milk and curd mixture - 1/2 cup
Water to cook the rice - 1 cup

To grind:
Whole garam masala - 1 each (Cloves, cardamom, star anise, Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch piece)
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tspn
Coriander - 1/4 cup
Pudina - 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 3-4 nos (Or as per your taste)
Coconut - 2 tspn (optional)


Method:
1) Soak the basmati rice with 1 cup of water in the rice cooker pan. Or otherwise in any vessel and keep aside.
2) Grind all the ingredients mentioned in "to grind" List and keep aside
3) In a cooker or non-stick pan (If you want to use electric rice cooker) add oil/ghee or butter and once hot, add cashews fry them till they are golden brown and keep aside.
4) In the same oil add onion and little salt and fry for 2 mins.
5) Now add the ground masala and fry for another few mins till the oil separates.
6) At this point add some more salt if required and tomatoes, peas and cook for another min.
7) To this, add the milk and curd mixture and turn off the stove.
8) Pour this mixture into the soaked rice in the rice cooker and let it cook.
9) If making in normal pressure cooker, then add soaked basmati rice into this mixture along with the water.
10) Now, the rice is ready to be served with Raita.

Cheers!
Madhavi

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