Tomato Juice Pulao | Easy Lunch Box Recipe

Tomato Juice pulao, a simple and tasty rice recipe.  It is one of the best and unique rice or pulao recipe flavoured with tomato juice, spices and mixed vegetables. Relish the puloa with a mild cucumber raita. It goes perfect to lunch box and kids will definitely enjoy the mild spiced red pulao. 

Tomato Juice Pulao | Easy Lunch Box Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Yield :serves 3


Basmati Rice  - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 large
Chille Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
turmeic powder -1/4 tsp
Carrot - 1/2 cup, thick julinned
French Beans - 1/2, thick julinned
Green peas(fresh/frozen) - 1/4 cup
Coriander - 1/4 cup, chopped
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Butter + Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.
  2. Bring water to boil in a sauce pan, add the tomato and allow it to cook until skin peels off. Drain and peel the skin of the tomatoes. Cool and grind in the mixie to fine puree. 
  3. Now add reruired water to the  puree to make 2 cups of tomato juice. Keep aside.
  4. Heat a deep pan with butter + oil. Once butter melts add the ginger garlic paste, saute for a minutes on medium fire. Add the vegetables and saute well. Now throw in the masala powders and combine. Let it cook until masala flavors incorporate well with vegetables.
  5. Now drain the rice and add to it. Stir to fry for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato juice, needed salt to taste, sugar and bring it to boiling point. Reduce the fire. Cover with lid. Simmer cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice cooks thoroughly. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  7. Serve hot pulao with cucumber raita and pickle.


  • To make the pulao more flavourful add thin coconut milk with tomato juice.
  • Blanching the tomato gives out maximum of the juice and enhance the taste. 

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