One Pot Meals

Video Recipe – How to make Tomato Pulav | GF, Vegan | Easy One Pot Meals

Pulav are really quick One Pot Meals. Tomato Pulav is one such quick meal which can fit anywhere – weekend dinners, weekday meals or even office / School Lunchboxes. I had blogged earlier about the Tamilnadu variation of Tomato Rice – Thakkali Saadamhere. It’s one of my husband’s favourite dish and I make it often

I usually add a lot of vegetables to Pulav – like Tehri (my fav pulav variant), Corn n peas (the kids love it) or just the usual Veg Pulav. If you are in an indulgent mood, one can always the Shahi Hara Pulavredolent with spices, cashew paste and a lot of veggies or the ultra luxurious and lipsmacking Navratan Pulao. Another favourite in my family is the Goan Xacuti Masala Veg Pulao made with Brown Rice. Another family favourite is this Nigerian Jollof Rice

Other similar One Pot meals on the blog you may want to check out + 26 different varieties of Khichdis and Pulao

Today’s Tomato pulav doesn’t have any veggies, is super quick to make and can also be made with leftover rice. I have listed the ingredients here and the method is in the youtube video below.


Narmadha had suggested cooking with Rice – a staple in most homes – while we have the world-wide stay at home situation most of us are facing..Am eyeing her Srilankan String Hoppers dish to make sometime at home.

Meanwhile, hope all my readers are staying safe in their homes during this Lockdown. Wishing you all good health and cheer..

Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 15 mins Serves – 2 ~3

Tomato Pulav – Indian Style Gluten Free and Vegan Tomato spiced Rice

Spice level – medium , Recipe level – Intermediate

Serving Suggestions – yoghurt / Salad / Papad of your choice


You would need:

Basmati Rice – 1 cup (any long grained rice would do)

Ripe juicy Tomatoes – 4 to 5 large

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 TBSP

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Shahjeera – 1/2 tsp

Cumin / Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Cashew bits – 1 tsp (skip for any nut allergy)

Spice Powders (each 2/3 tsp) : Red chilli pwdr, Garam Masala, Dhaniya (coriander) powder

Onions – 1 medium (finely minced)

Garlic – 3 to 4 pods (minced)

Mint Leaves – a handful


How to make: 

Refer the Youtube Video Embedded below and please leave your valuable comments on the channel as well as on the blog recipe.





  1. What a flavourful and easy way to use leftover rice. Mint leaves in pulao must have added on to a refreshing flavor. Nice video for step wise instructions.

  2. preethi'scuisine

    Tomato pulao with mint is a perfect and delicious one pot meal that is so quick and easy to make.

  3. Mayuri Patel

    Tomato pulao looks like a perfect one pot meal to have. I've got some mint leaves that need to be used up before they go bad, so its seems this recipe is going to be cooking soon in my kitchen.

  4. Priya Iyer

    We love Tomato Pulav too! Like you say, it's such an easy thing to put together, a one-pot dish that is super flavourful. 🙂

    Love the detailed recipe.

  5. Looks awesome Kalyani. Tomatoes I have aplenty right now n Akanksha loves it. Evening I can try making this pulao.

  6. Poonam Bachhav

    Tomato pulao with loads of veggies is my favourite too! Mint leaves certainly add refreshing flator to any pulao.

  7. Vasusvegkitchen

    Tomato pulao is my fav Kalyani, I am coming to your place ????????. It looks very inviting well explained,it looks colorful with flavours of mont. Loved it ????

  8. WOW Kalyani !!! This is my all time fav and much comfort one pot meal. Use of mint leaves must be adding nice aroma to the whole dish 🙂

  9. Sujata Roy

    Tomato pulao looks so tempting Kalyani. Mint leaves definitely made it flavorful. These types of rice dishes are much needed in this time. I would love to try it soon.

  10. Tomato Pulao looks too tempting and absolute favorite in our home. Nice video and keep putting more video recipes.

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