Wednesday, September 24

Tomato Rice

This is a simple but very tasty recipe from my friend Shakthi. Earlier,I prepare tomato rice in a different way, But after tasting it in her house I liked it a lot and now I prepare tomato rice only by this method. I love the simplicity and the mild flavors in this dish.

Ingredients

Rice(sonamasoori/basmathi) - 2 cups
onion-1 big chopped into thin slices
tomatoes -2 (medium or big)chopped finely
green chillies- 2 slitted
ginger- 1 small piece finely chopped
garlic-cloves finely chopped
or
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
chilli powder- 3/4 - 1 tsp or acc to taste
coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
mint leaves- a few chopped finely
salt to taste
For seasoning
oil- 2 tbsp
cinnamon- 1 small piece(optional)
cloves- 2( optional)
mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
split urad dal- 1/4 tsp
curry leaves- a few
saunf- 1/4 tsp
jeera- 1/4 tsp
method

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, split urad dal, jeera, saunf ,(cinnamon,cloves) and curry leaves.
Add the chopped onion ,ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry till the onions turn transparent. (If you are adding ginger garlic paste add it now and fry for a couple of minutes.)
Now add the chopped tomatoes ,salt and turmeric powder.
Fry till the tomatoes become mushy. Add chilli powder and the chopped coriander and mint leaves.
Fry for a minute and then add the washed rice. mix well and add 3 1/2 cups of water. Check salt and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
Serve hot with papad /chips/raita.

19 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Tomato rice is my ultimate comfort food..

raaji said...

You know i make it the same way.....except that i cook it in a rice cooker

Cham said...

The fennel and cumin bring a different touch, i usually add only one for seasonning, got to try both now :) Comfort food :)

kamala said...

I too make a similar way Prema..mouthwatering..My daughter's fav one..

DEESHA said...

lovely .. comfort food .. the pic looks very nice prema ..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too wanted a break from my usual way of making tomato rice..Thankyou prema for posting!

Happy cook said...

Tomato rice looks yumm, love the way youplated it up

vandana rajesh said...

Tomato rice is one of my favorites. Looks gr8

Supriya said...

I've gotta try this Prema. For some reason, I've only made tomato rice once so far. Now I'm tempted to make it today itself.

Supriya said...

Hi Prema, I did make this last night. Turned out quite well. U are right, the fennel adds a wonderful mild flavor.

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anudivya said...

Looks very nice. Am a huge tomato rice fan... yum!

Usha said...

Tomato rice is one of my faves...looks delicious...

Suma Rajesh said...

looks comfort fud and delicious..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy Diwali to you!

Lisa said...

This is a great dish.

Geri said...

Looks really good. I love tomato rice.

AMIT said...

Wow nice rice recipe shared.

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ps1609 said...

Thanks a lot..

I tried this today and my husband loved it :)