quick rice recipes

Tomato Pulao/Tamatar pulao

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Tomato Pulao also know as tamatar pulao/tamatar bhath or biryani or South Indian spicy tomato rice.
It is an easy one pot meal or a lunch box or also a saver recipe on those busy weekdays cooking.
I saw this recipe on one tv channel and found it interesting for my family.
I just gave it a try and it happened to turned out good.Both my kids enjoyed as it didn’t had much of hot spices.
You can either serve it with raita or even plain curd or just have it with any chips of your choice.
So lets move on to the recipe..

Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Serves: 4


For the seasoning

1 tbsp ghee
3 Bay leaf small
3-4 cloves
5-6 peppercorns
1 tsp jeera
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 medium size Onion
1/4 cup green peas
1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
4 Ripe juicy tomatoes puree
1 slit green chilli
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Garam masala powder
2 tsp Salt(or as required)
Oil for cooking

For Garnishing

2 tbsp finely chopped Coriander leaves

Direction || How to prepare tomato-peas pulao

Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes, drain the water completely and keep it aside.

Chop tomatoes and prepared its puree in a blender.

Heat ghee in a pan, add bay leaf, black peppers and cloves. Fry for a few seconds and then add thinly sliced onions.

Saute till onions become slightly golden brown, add ginger garlic paste,salt and saute for a few more minutes.

Then add tomatoes puree and allow it to cook for 5 minutes , Then add green peas,chilli powder, garam masala powder and green chillies, Cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Add the drained rice, 2 cups of hot water,(check for salt now by tasting the water)

Close the lid and allow it cook on a high flame for 10-15 mins, open it and check the rice.

If the rice is almost half done,garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.

Look it on a low flame till the rice is well cooked or appox for 5 mins.

Serve it hot with any raita/papad/salad


Green peas pulao

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Green peas pulao


Green peas pulao also know as Matar pulao is very famous north Indian dish. Peas are starchy, but high in fiber, protein.Peas are mostly loved by man kids as its sweet in taste. Check out this simple and quick recipe.
It can served with Raita,tomato chutney or even with plain papad.


Preparation Time : 20 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2


1 cup Basmati rice
1/2 cup Fresh peas
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
1 large chopped Onion straight
2 Green chillies
1/2 tbsp garam masala powder
1 and 1/2 cups Water(as per required)
Green coriander finely chopped
Salt – to taste

To temper:

1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Shahi Jeera
1 big Bay leaf
1/2 inch piece Cinnamon
2 Cloves

Direction || to make Peas pulao

In a pressure cooker : Heat oil, ghee in a pan. Add jeera,cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Fry for 2mins till you get nice aroma of all the spices

Now add ginger garlic paste and onions and saute till golden brown.

Then add green chillies saute till it shrinks. Then add peas,garam masala powder and give a quick stir.Add required salt.

Rinse rice well and presoak in water for 15-20mins. Drain water and add the rice and at the last add green coriander finely chopped, give a quick stir.

Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Once pressure releases,serve hot with any pickle , palad or any chutneys.You can also granish the pulao with chopped green corainder(optional)

Soaking rice 10 -15 mins before helps in cooking faster.