Monday, 15 July 2013

Tomato Pulao(Mumbai style)

An ideal rice item for a dinner with just minimum veggies available is tomato pulao. You would think what is so different about this Mumbai style tomato pulao. Yes, there is. I learnt this recipe from well known chef Harpal singh of Sanjeev Kapoor's Kitchen. I liked the idea of using Pav bhaji masala in tomato pulao. That way I could use the pav bhaji masala stored in my kitchen in a recipe other than pav bhaji. Tomato pulao is a street fast food, in fast food joints usually in the pav bhaji stalls tomato pulao will be there in the menu but here is how it is prepared at home.

Cooked rice-1 cup
Tomatoes- 2 chopped
Capsicum/Bell pepper-1/2 cup chopped
Onion-1 chopped fine
Cumin seeds/jeera-1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/haldi-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Bay leaves-1
Cinnamon-1'' piece
Pav bhaji masala-2 tsp
Tomato ketchup-1 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Salt to taste

In a pan add oil, once hot add jeera, bay leaves, cinnamon to it.
As they splatter add onions, ginger garlic paste and sauté well till the rawness of the paste is gone and also the onions turn translucent.
Now add coriander powder,haldi and sauté well.
Once done add capsicum, tomatoes and sauté.
Cook well for few minutes and then add tomato ketchup and pav bhaji masala to it and give a mix.
Once done add cooked rice and mix well.
Add salt to taste and again give a gentle mix.
Mumbai style Tomato pulao is ready to serve with any raitas of your choice or with plain yogurt or as it is.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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