Monday, July 4, 2011

Simple & Quick Tomato Coconut Rice

One pot meals are my fast and quick meals on busy days.  Tomato and Coconut is a very unique and delicious combination which makes them a perfect pair. I usually make this rice on weekdays as it is very simple meal and takes very very less time.



The flavor combination of coconut and the tangy taste of tomatoes make this dish absolutely yummy. It can be prepared in a rush and it is a great option for lunch box.

First time I made this tomato carving and it came out so pretty.

Ingredients:

Tomato – 2 no
Coconut grated fresh or dry– 1 cup
Basmati Rice cooked – 1 cup
Garlic – 3 pods
Curry leaves – 5 -6 no
Red chillies – 4-5 no
Green chillies – 2 no
Jeera – 1 tsp
Turmeric  powder– a pinch
Cashews (optional) – 5-6 no
Salt As Required
Oil – 2 tsps



Preparation
  • Take tomatoes, coconut, green chillies, jeera, salt in a blender and make a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile in a small cooking pan fry cashews in very little amount of oil and keep aside.
  • In another cooking pan add oil and when oil gets heated add mashed garlic; curry leaves, red chillies and fry for 1-2 min
  • Now add above grinded paste, turmeric and mix well.
  • Now close this with a lid and cook for 10-15 by stirring in between.
  • After 15 mins or when the tomato paste is cooked add the cooked basmati rice, fried cashews and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with raita or plain yogurt.
Sending this to MMK- One Pot Meal hosted by Kalyani  and Any One Can Cook hosted by Umm Mymoonah

 








33 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy hot Pulao...so tempting!

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  2. Nice one pot meal awesome combo of tomato and coconut.

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  3. Me too make tomato rice but ain't tried coconut...the rose looks adorable

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  4. my fav rice...but adding coconut is very new n interesting...nice presentation...rose looks cute!

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  5. Tomato and coconut is a nice variation...looks yummy

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  6. Very beautiful color and delicious rice:)

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  7. Nice combination of ingredients in d pulav..looks yumm

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  8. So simple and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect. love the presentation too :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  9. i love this tomato coconut combo....will soon try it...ur carving s awesome..:)

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  10. Lovely combo... Very simple yet so delicious:) I should try this sometime...:) Thanks for sharing dear..
    Reva

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  11. Tomato and coconut is a nice combo....looks very yummy....love your cute tomato rose

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  12. Unique combo. First time to me. Nxt time going to try out ur version Sravs.


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  13. Yummy looking flavorful rice, and your tomato rose looks adorable ... Perfectly done :)

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  14. Different combo.. Btw love ur rose..

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  15. Tomato coconut rice looks absolutely yum...Lovely presentation!

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  16. Wonderful combo of ingredients and the rice should taste delicious and quite rich too

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  17. loved the magic with knife - the tomato rose looks pretty ! nice looking pulao

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  18. looks delicious dear :)
    nice presentation.

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  19. Looks delicious and lovely combo

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  20. FLAVOURED AND DELICIOUS PULAV ROSE IS SUPER

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  21. Tangy and delicious rice..my favorite.

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  22. So simple and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect. love the presentation too :)

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  23. Thatz a genuine creative idea of mixing two diff items..Should try once Sravs..

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  24. My all time fav! presentation looks great!

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  25. Delicious dish..nice picture Dear.

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  26. Delicious, yummy. Can I come over for dinner?

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  27. Delicious and flavorful rice. Nice combination...

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  28. Thanks everyone for ur sweet comments !!

    Archana - Anytime dear !! u r always welcome :)

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  29. Tulasi ChenchalaJuly 5, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Yummyyyyy....YuummmmmYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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  30. Looks delicious. havent tried coconut with tomato. nice combo. the carving looks really pretty.

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  31. yummy tomato rice..lovely presentation..

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  32. Love the spices and flavours in this rice, beautiful presentation too..
    Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

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  33. Pulao looks fabulous with that tomato rose!

    I make tomato biriyani, somewhat similar to this. :)

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