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Tomato Rice Recipe

Easy and spicy tomato rice/pulao recipe with step by step instructions
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: tomato rice, tomato rice home cooking, tomato rice in cooker
Servings: 2


  • Kadai/Pan


  • 1 Cup basmati rice(200 grams)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3-4 Green cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3/4 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 Medium Red onion
  • 1 Green chili, chopped
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Mint leaves to garnish


  • First, soak the rice for 20 minutes and then rinse and keep it ready
  • Now, Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon stick. cook till you get the whiff of the aroma
  • Add the chopped onion, green chili, and curry leaves and Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then add the ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes along with salt and mix. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes until mushy.
  • Then add the spices turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder.
  • Cook till the oil is separated from the masala
  • Add the soaked rice to the cooker and mix well with the masala.
  • Add water, mix well and close the lid.
  • Wait for three whistles and then turn off the heat and let the pressure release on its own.
  • Open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. Garnish with mint leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita.