Tomato & Peas pulao is a flavorful and easy one pot meal prepared using pav bhajji masala. This recipe is unlike the regular Tomato rice. The chopped onions are made into paste by adding all masalas and sauteed in a oil to bring out the flavor. This is an excellent option for kids who picks onions and greens ( mint / coriander leaves ) from pulao. Onion raita and potato chips goes well with this delicious rice.
1 1/2 Cups Rice
5 Tomatoes, chopped
2 Onions, chopped
1 Cup Peas
Handful of Mint leaves
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
1 Tsp Chilli powder
1 Tsp Pav bhajji masala ( I have used Eastern Masala )
1 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
3 Cups Water
Salt to taste
Mint leaves, for garnishing
Wash and soak the rice before starting the cooking process.
Grind the chopped onions along with Mint leaves, Turmeric powder, Chilli powder and Pav bhajji masala into fine paste. Keep aside.
Add the chopped tomatoes in the same mixie jar and grind into fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a cooker and add the ground onion masala and saute it for a minute.
Add ginger and garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
Add tomato paste and mix well.
Add fresh or frozen peas to the mixture and cook till the oil gets separated from the masala.
Now add salt and the measured water and let it boil.
Drain the water from the soaked rice and add it to the boiling water.
Close the lid and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles.
Switch off the flame and wait till the pressure gets released.
Once done, open and garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with Onion raita and Potato chips.