Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

Posted: August 20, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

This is very simple yet deliciously good tasting meal. I make this kind of lunch on the weekends when I am not in a mood to make elaborate lunch but want to have something fancy. My mom use to make this dinner usually on some festival night when we are full with having sweets especially on diwali night but feel to have a light meal. I serve this pulao with simple tomato curry masala and a boiled egg. Its a wholesome meal to me anytime.

Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

For the Pulao:

  • 1  1/2 cups basmati rice, washed 3-4 times and soaked for 10-15 minutes
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 medium sized carrots, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Heat oil in pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, cloves and let it get brown slightly and then add the bay leaves.
  • Add cubed carrots, peas and salt to taste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir or mix well with the veggies and oil. Add enough water about 2 cups and close the lid and cook for 1 whistle.
  • Let the cooker cool down and then open the lid and serve.

For the Tomato curry:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 green chillie, de-vined and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teapoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala owder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and let it get brown .
  • Add onions followed by ginger, garlic and green chillies and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste and cook until the oil seperates from the masala about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water to make gravy and give a boil to it.
  • Serve with vegetable pulao and enjoy this as a lunch/dinner.
Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

Vegetable Pulao with Tomato Curry

  1. love that delicious platter!!!!

  2. Dear Suman – Your ‘alag alag chawal ke daaney’ is fantastic! I love this sort of simple rice preparation and the tomato curry with its slightly spicy sour overtones is wonderful with it.

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  3. Sarah Naveen says:

    Looks so delicious…Mouthwatering!!!

  4. Simply Life says:

    oh yum! This looks great!

  5. Yummy Team says:

    Pulav with tomato curry sounds yum!! Really loved the tempting pictures..

  6. ohh this is very common recipe that my mum used to make, exactly when she didn’t have much time to cook…super yum!…loved ur first click! 🙂

  7. I love the combination of tomato curry and rice! What a wonderful and light and delicious meal.

  8. Priya says:

    Very droolworthy spread, pulao and tomato curry am drooling here..

  9. Delicious combo, very tempting pics too suman…

  10. Fathima says:

    that is a really colorful pulao….

  11. Nithu says:

    Pulao looks so inviting.

  12. Deepa says:

    Pulao looks yummy….Going to make your tomato curry for lunch today…:-)
    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Nandini says:

    A very appetizing meal!

  14. Tanvi says:

    Hey suman…
    First time on your blog! Its very neat looking with amazing recipes!
    This pulao looks like a scrumptious meal!
    Do visit mine sometime.

  15. Namitha says:

    Pulao has been always a comforting meal for me. Yours look so pretty with all colors 🙂

  16. MaryMoh says:

    That’s a lovely pulao and tomato curry. I like it. Would make a wonderful lunch for me.

  17. Krishnaveni says:

    looks lovely. beautiful combinatin. Your biscottis are also great. my fav too

  18. satya says:

    wow what tempting platter …drooling here ,love the combo …yummy …can i come to ur place for lunch suman

  19. vrinda says:

    Yummy pulav,simple and colorful….

  20. Aipi says:

    That is one great looking meal..very tempting!!
    I too prefer easy but fancy meals sometime:)

  21. Swathi says:


    Vegetable pulao with tomato curry looks delicious. I like this kind of one pot meals.

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