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tomato peas pulao recipe aka tomato rice

Tomato Peas Pulao

Tomato Peas Pulao is an easy lunch box recipe to pack for your kids. Instant recipe for tomato rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 260 kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 3 Tomatoes large-sized, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Raw rice washed and soaked 
  • 3 ½ cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup Mutter
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Shahjeera
  • 5 Cloves
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 Onions sliced
  • 3 Green chillies sliced
  • 1 tbsp Coriander 
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder 
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tbsp Oil


  • Heat oil in a pressure handi (or a pressure cooker will also do). Add the spices and stir. Add the onions and green chillies and sauté.
  • Once the onions turn golden brown, add the ginger garlic paste and mix. Add tomatoes as well.
  • Add the red chilli powder and turmeric and cook till the oil comes out. Now add the mutter and water, then simmer. Once the water comes to boil add the rice, salt and the coriander.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook.


*  Always pressure cook tomato rice on a low flame. This prevents burning at the bottom. 
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