BM #99 Day 16 - 

For the letter P here is a simple yet flavorful rice which can be put together in a few minutes if the rice is ready. The addition of the sesame powder in addition to the Vangibath Powder is the highlight of this quick fix.

I had initially planned a Paneer Tikka Pulao, made and clicked as well but the pictures came out so bad (due to some accidental change of settings) that they were unusable. So I had to use this rice dish from my drafts.

Ingredients - 

Sona Masoori Rice 2 cups
Tomatoes, finely chopped about 1 or 2
Tomato Paste 1 Tbsp (Optional but it gives a nice color)
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Turmeric a pinch
Green chillies 2-3 nos
Coriander leaves for garnish
Vangibath powder 2 Tbsp (see recipe here)
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Chana dal 2 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Asafotida 1/8 tsp, curry leaves, Peanuts 1/4 cup)
Lemon/Lime juice 1-2 tsp (Optional)
To Roast and Grind - 
Peanuts 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds 2 tsp
Dried Red Chilies 2-3
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the rice so they are fluffy. Spread the cooked rice in a wide serving platter to cool.

Roast and grind the ingredients listed under the same heading and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the seasoning ingredients. 

After the mustard seeds start crackling and the peanuts are golden brown, add chopped onion and saute them until translucent.

Add chopped tomato and peas let them cook for about 4-5 min. About about a tablespoon of water if needed.

Add chopped turmeric, green chillies, peanut-sesame seed powder, vangibath powder and mix well.

Add salt and mix for a couple of minutes. Add in the cooked and cooled rice. Mix well and adjust the flavor. If the tomatoes are not too sour, squeeze some lime/lemon juice.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot/warm.


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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 3-4


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. The bhath looks pretty colorful and inviting. Must be very delicious with the combo podis. I think we can create a new podi combining the two. :) I tend to use vangi bhath powder a lot when making vegetable rice dishes. Need to try your version podi.

  3. My favorite used to cook such kinda dishes for our lunch box often...with peas and tomato it looks lovely..

  4. This is a perfect recipe for kids lunch boxes. I love the addition of vaangk bhath powder. It would add so much flavour

  5. Peas tomato with peanuts and sesame , wow the combo sounds absolutely stunning , it sounds so very delicious , a combo that I have never used .

  6. sushma Says:
  7. Tomato peas pulao looks delicious. Peanuts and sesame is a great combo, gives lots of flavors to the dish.

  8. Srividhya Says:
  9. Peanut and sesame powder adds a ton of flavor and you have added vaangi bath powder as well. Needless to say about the flavor. A quick bowl of delicious rice.

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. This is surely a fantastic combination Harini. Hope you get to click that paneer biryani again.

  12. Kalyani Says:
  13. those two podis have added a ton of flavour here. and glad u had something from ur drafts to fit in ! the spread looks tempting :)

  14. cookwithrenu Says:
  15. The peas and tomato rice with the fresh grounded masala looks lipsmacking delicious

  16. Swati Says:
  17. Wholesome one pot meal so perfect for quick meals or lunchboxes. Kids will love the tomato rice with peas in it. I also like the addition of crunchy peanuts and sesame in it.

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