Tomato Pulav

Fecha de publicación: 07/09/2022
Fuente: Tomatowellness
Lugar: Cookbook
Tomato Pulav


This classic recipe is a tangy, flavorful South Indian rice dish made with tomatoes, green peas and spices. Rice is the predominant grain in South Indian cuisine and there is a wide array of rice-based dishes served at different meals. Try serving Tomato Pulav with a cooling dip made from yogurt and cucumber and papadum.

Prep Time
40 minutes

Total Time
40 minutes


1 cup basmati rice, uncooked

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

6 whole cloves

2 (1-inch) cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chili, with juice

1 ¼ cups water

½ teaspoon salt (optional)

¼ cup cilantro or mint, finely chopped

1. Rinse rice, place in a bowl, cover it with water, and soak for 20 minutes. 2. Heat oil in a saucepan on medium-high. Add cumin seeds, cloves, and cinnamon sticks, sauteing until fragrant and cumin turns a darker brown, about 10-20 seconds. 3. Add minced garlic and garam masala; sauté for 10 seconds. 4. Add tomatoes, water, and salt, if using, and bring to a boil. 5. Add rice and peas. Stir well and bring to a boil. 6. Reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook for 10-15 minutes until rice is done. 7. Turn off the stove, add finely chopped herbs. 8. Fluff the rice and serve.


You can substitute brown basmati rice to make it a whole grain option by modifying the water and cooking time. Discard whole cloves and cinnamon before eating. Garam masala is a key spice mixture used in many Indian dishes which may be found in many well-stocked markets, Indian markets, or online.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4

Serving Size: ½ cup

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 163Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 296mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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Vandana Sheth RDN, CDCES, FAND is a nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and author of My Indian Table: Quick & Tasty Vegetarian Recipes.

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