Thursday, November 27, 2008

RM#2 Day 27 - Spicy Tomato Pulao

Needless to say how healthy tomatoes r...they r great source of vitamins like A, C, K , fibres, potassium, iron etc...Though techincally tomato a fruit, they r used as vegetable for cooking...can list out a long list of health n nutritional benefits of eating tomatoes,The presence of antioxidants in tomatoes is said to be helpful in cleansing the body, of toxic compounds. Lycopene, present in tomatoes, has been known to neutralize free radicals and cut the risk of prostate cancer. Those who eat raw tomatoes have been found to have much less risk of developing rectal, colon or stomach cancer. It is believed that tomatoes block the effects of nitrosamines and thus, reduce the risk of lung cancer. Researches have suggested that eating tomatoes might help reduce the risk of heart attack. The vitamin K present in tomatoes helps in keeping the bones strong and healthy. Having everyday tomatoes keep us away from constipation, diabetes, jaundice, liver disorders, morning sickness, obesity n urinary tract infections...Coming to my spicy pulao, its one of the easiest way to prepare something special for sunday also if u have sudden guest at home..can serve them with any sort of spicy gravies..

2cups Raw Basmati Rice
1no Onion(big)chopped finely
4nos Tomatoes chopped
1tsp Ginger paste
1tsp Garlic paste
2nos Green chillies slit opened
3cups Coconut milk
Whole spices as per need
1tsp Red chilli powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
1/4cup Mint leaves chopped
Oil + ghee

To Grind
1tsp Poppyseeds
1tsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1no Cinnamom stick
3nos Cloves
1tsp Fennel seeds

Grind everything as finepaste with enough water from the list 'To grind'..keep aside...grind bit coarsely the tomato pieces...Heat enough oil+ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the whole spices n let them fry..add the onion pieces, green chillies, ginger paste, garlic paste n stir them well until the onions turned transculent n also the raw smells goes away, now add both grounded paste, red chilly powder n let them cook in simmer for a while until the oil gets separates...

Now add the coconut milk, chopped mint leaves with enough salt n bring them to boil..meanwhile wash thoroughly the basmati rice with enough water, drain well the excess of water...add this washed rice to the boiling spiced coconut milk n cook them in medium hight flame for few minutes n finish them in simmer, finally add the chopped coriander leaves n put off the stove..

Boiled eggs r Spicy Potato chips goes awesome with this pulao...

Sending this pulao to: Srivalli's Rice Mela

Check out my co-runners: 1) DK 2) Srivalli3) Ranji4)PJ5)Curry Leaf6)Medha7)Bhawana8)Raaji9)Ruchii10)Anu11)Kamala12)Roopa13)Divya Kudua14)Rekha15)Divya M16)Lakshmi17)Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19)Sripriya20)Viji21)Kamalika22)Pavani23)Karuna24)Roochi


SMN said... Reply To This Comment

This one is my fav sometimes i add pulav mix which also tates good.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum yum priya this one is a pending from me will make it soon

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummmy rice priya.. love coconut milk in any rice..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Good for my lazy days.Looks yum

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

Yum yum yum,I love tomato pulao and ttry various versions.Looks delish and perfect

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Tangy tomato pulao:)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

priya looks yummy and perfect pic yaar..