Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is a simple, one pot meal dish which goes well with papad and onion raita. It is easy to prepare and also easy to carry as a lunch box meal for school going children or office going adults. Tomatoes contain lycopene (antioxident), vitamin A and vitamin C and are low in calories.
Let's see how to make tomato rice :)


What you need:

Rice-4 cups (I used sona masuri rice)
Tomatoes-4 big sized
Chopped onion-1 medium sized
Green chillys-5
Chopped coriander leaves-1 cup
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Cinnamon stick-1
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Bay leaves-2
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Chilly powder-1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Oil-2 tablespoons


1. Wash and soak the rice for ten minutes. Chop the tomatoes and green chilly into small pieces. 
2. Heat the ghee and oil in a cooker and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds. After a few seconds, add the chopped onions and the cut chilly and fry for two minutes on a medium flame. 
3. Now add tomato pieces and ginger garlic paste. Saute them for two minutes and add chopped coriander, turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and salt. 
4. Mix them well and add the soaked rice. Fry them for a minute and add eight cups of water. Close the lid and pressure cook it for three whistles.
5. Once the pressure go off, open the lid and mix the rice carefully without mashing it.

Serve it hot with papad and onion raita.

Note: You can also add cashew nuts and increase the quantity of turmeric powder and chilly powder (reduce the green chilly) to make it look more colourful. 

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