Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is  a mouth watering recipe can be made quickly and easily. I make this often when i run out of vegetables. Taking along with  chalna make a wonderful combination.

Serving for 2


Tomatoes                 4 nos( Chopped to small pieces)
Basmathi rice           1 1/2 cups
Onion( chopped)      1 cup( 1 small size onion)              
Ginger garlic paste   2 tsp
Greenchili                  5 nos
Bay leaf                     3 nos
Cinnamon                 1 stick
Cloves                       3 nos
Fennel seeds            1 tsp
Lemon juice             1 tsp
Turmeric                  1 pinch
Cumin powder         1/2 tsp
Corrinder powder    1/2 tsp 
Garam masala         a pinch
Chicken masala        a pinch
Red chili powder      1/4 tsp
Mint                          few
Corrinder leaves      few
Oil                            3 tsp
Salt                          1 tsp

To Grind
Ginger garlic paste ( 8 garlic+1 inch ginger)

  • Add oil in  a pan, when hot add cloves,cinnamon fennel seeds and bay leaves.
  • Add Onions, Chili, mint  and grounded paste stir untill raw smell disappear.
  • Add tomatoes  and saute for few min.
  • Add  coriander powder ,cumin powder ,turmeric powder ,red chili powder, gram masala, chicken masala and salt  then saute until tomatoes are fully cooked.( it takes 15 min to cook.)
  • Saute until  u find the oil leaking out of gravy.(we can store the gravy and use it as a paste to mix with rice.) 
  • Add basmathi rice  ( soaked for 10 min and fry with ghee in a pan to take out the moisture).
  • Add lemon juice and mix well.
  • Water for any basmathi cooking is 1:11/2.  1 cup of rice with 11/2 cup of water
  • Pressure cook for  one whistle.
  • Serve hot with Raita. 

For better taste add coconut milk before pressure cooking.

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