Friday, March 7, 2008

Tomato Pulav

This is the simplest of any pulavs. It gets different names as per the region that prepares it. My mom dosen't prepare tomato rice in this way. She makes the tomato paste seperately and then mix with plain rice. But I prefer to do one pot dishes and save some time. Moreover, this way I use less oil and the grains stand apart well in the pressure cooker method.

Rice- 2 cups
pattai - 1"
cloves- 3
star anise-1
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
mint leaves- 10
chilli powder- 3/4 tsp
water- 4 cups

Heat oil in cooker and fry all the spices. Now add onion, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Then add mint leaves and tomato. When the tomato becomes soft put chilli powder and saute for few more minutes. Add washed rice and water. close cooker. When the steam comes consistently from the nozzle of the cooker put the vent and keep the gas in medium. Switch off after 10 mins. wait until pressure subsides. open cooker and sprinkle corriander leaves. Serve with raitha.Here is another view...

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