Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tomato Rice Vermicelli Pulao


                Long back i saw in "Anithavin Samayal" vermicelli rice pulao ,in that recipe she simply pressure cooked roasted vermicelli n rice together n made one sauce to go along with.But i am not impressed with the entire recipe so i took the idea of cooking rice n vermicelli together n made tomato pulao with it.The result was so yummy,tangy mild spicy rice vermicelli pulao tastes great.This time i used tomato paste instead of chopped tomatoes.My "H" who doesn't like vermicelli just loved this tomato pulav.I served with Raitha n Egg plant curry.The recipe as follows :


Ingredients
  1. Basmati rice     1 cup
  2. Vermicelli      3/4 cup
  3. Onion    1 large (sliced)                                                                 
  4. Tomato   2 no.s(blend to a paste)
  5. Ginger   1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  6. Garlic    5 cloves ( cut in to small pieces)
  7. Green chilli    2-3 no.s(slitted)
  8. Mint leaves     3-4 sprig(leaves alone chopped)
  9. Coriander leaves    1 handful finely chopped
  10. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  11. Chilli powder    1 tsp
  12. Coriander powder    1/2 tsp
  13. Fresh curd    1 tbsp
To Temper
  1. Oil     2-3 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal    1 tbsp
  4. Urad dal    1/2 tbsp
  5. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. clove    3-4 no.s
  7. Cinnamon    2" stick
  8. Cardamom    3 no.s
To get ready:
  • Wash n soak rice for 30 minutes and drain completely n keep aside.
  • Heat few drops of oil in a pan n fry the drained rice nicely till the moisture get dried and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add few more drops of oil n roast the vermicelli till light golden color n keep aside.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and put them in a blender n blend to a smooth paste n keep aside.
Method
  • Heat oil in a wide large non-stick vessel,add the tempting ingredients on by one and fry them lightly.
  • Then add finely chopped ginger n garlic and fry till raw smell leaves and add sliced onions n slitted green chilli and saute till onion turns pink.
  • After that add mint leaves n fry for a minute .
  • Now add the tomato paste and cover it with a lid n cook till 80% of the moisture drains from the tomato paste and then add all the dry powders and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • then add fresh thick curd and stir fry for a minute and to the onion tomato mixture add enough water,salt  n handful of cilantro and bring the water to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add  fried rice and cook till 75% of rice is done then add roasted vermicelli and mix everything gently and cook without lid closed.
  • Once the 90% of the water drains, put DUM n allow the rice n vermicelli to get cooked completely in very low flame for 10-15 minutes.
  • That's it...Delicious tangyTomato Rice Vermicelli Pulao is ready.
  • Serve hot with raitha n any curry or simply with boiled egg.





Notes:
you can also make vegetable biryani ,paneer pulav,egg biryani with rice n vermicelli combo.
Add less water to get separate grains,for 1 ams 3/4 cup rice n verm i added 2 and 1/4 cup of water.
Instead of chopped ginger n garlic, you can use ginger garlic paste also.


31 comments:

  1. lovely twist to the regular tomato rice..lovely addition of vermicelli..looks yummy..

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  2. nice and different combo.. haven't prepared like this.. nice clicks..

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  3. That looks fab, I would love to give it a try :)

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  4. Pulao looks so tempting...Will make it for dinner today itself...

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  5. pulao looks very inviting and the version feel intersting.Lovely dish..

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  6. This looks perfect...This looks like tomato rice...Yummy

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  7. This is such an innovative dish..good one..

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  8. Wow looks and sounds delicious, I luv semiya nad this one is a sure try ...very tempting

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  9. That's a different and yummy pulav.Will surely try one day.

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  10. Pulao with rice and vermicelli together looks marvellous,filling and absolutely inviting Sangee..

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  11. Hey Sangee, I too saw that program and thought that it would be too bland...this is an nice innovation...It has a nice color and the vermicilli looks just perfectly done, not mushy

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  12. This looks too delicious...Bookmarked!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. The pulao looks yummy and beautiful clicks...first time here and happy to be following u

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  14. Pulao luks very colorful!!Bookmarked :) Nice clicks again..

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  15. This is totally new kind of twist to the recipe, combining two carb' ingredients...simply out of the box - thinking. I must try this.

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  16. looks delicious...yummy and flavorful pulav

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  17. Very delicious:) and perfectly done,,,

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  19. very innovative dear, lovely dish and liked the addition of vermicelli, sure shall try this out...You have been tagged in a game, check out my space and please accept it :)

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  20. The puloa looks lovely and flavourful...Awesome...

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  21. Looks yummy and nice step by step instructions

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  22. Very nice and delicious looking pulao.

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  23. delicious looking pulao wonderfully done

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  24. Hi Sangee,
    You have 2 awards waiting at my space..please do collect them.

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  25. Pulao is one of my favourites anytime...looks delicious.

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  26. Such a cool recipe. Will surely give it a try.

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  27. You have a lot of innovative recipes... Nice pictures too.

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  28. Rice n vermicelli? Interesting! :)

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