Royal Tomato Pulav

Hi friends ,this is my first post.

This recipe is a modification of the dish coconut milk pulav (will post recipe later), which i learnt from a friend. My MIL had got a kg of tomatoes from the market , since since she got them very cheap. I thought of making tomato pulav first, then thought of adding coconut milk to it to give a rich taste. The result was good. I served this mild  pulav with spicy vegetable kolhapuri and onion raita.

I am sending this recipe as an entry to ‘Healing foods’ event started by Siri and hosted this month by PJ of ‘Seduce your tastebuds’.

Royal Tomato Pulav

serves 3-4


3 cups  Basmati rice

1 big coconut,- grate and extract milk ( about 4 cups )

6 medium size tomatoes

1 big onion finely sliced

3 green chillies slit into two

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tsp jeera

1 tsp saunf

2 no. cardamom

2 no. star anise/annasi poo

5 no. cloves

1/2 inch cinnamon stick

1 tbsp ghee

salt as required


  1. Grate the coconut and extract about four cups  of coconut milk.
  2. Blanch the tomatoes in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Remove the skin and make a puree in the mixie.
  3. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat  1 tbsp of ghee in a kadai. Add the whole spices one by one. Then add the ginger- garlic paste and saute for a minute.Now add the slit green chillies and onions. Saute till the onions turn transparent. Transfer this to the electric cooker. Add the rice.Add 4 cups of coconut milk and 2 cups of coconut puree.Add water if necessary (so that the total of coconut milk+tomato puree should be six cups ).Add required salt and cook. If you are using a pressure cooker, then put the weight after steam is released and keep the stove in sim mode for 10 minutes.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Royal tomato pulav is ready to serve. Since this pulav has mild taste, you can serve it with a spicy gravy of your choice and raita.

July 31, 2010. Tags: , . Rice/Pulav/Biriyani.

One Comment

  1. PJ replied:

    Thanks for the delicious entry Hema.Looks yum!

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