Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://thedabbaexpress.blogspot.com/2009/12/tomato-rice.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Photo: Kavitha Iyer
Tomato rice is an absolute favorite. Total comfort food !!!! Comfort to the taste buds and also comfort to the chef. Simple toss up few ingredients and your good to go ..
Onion 1 small
Cinammon small stick
Curry leaves 6-8
Green Chillies 2 chopped long
Green peas 1/4 cup boiled
Coriander leaves 1/4 a cup
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Corainder powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 a tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
For garnish Raisins 8-10 cashewnuts 5-6
Cook rice to couple of whistles. Add in a tsp of ghee or oil while cooking rice ,so grains will be seperate.
Grind 2 tomatoes to a paste.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add in cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom,cinammon and fry for a minute. Add onion slices, green chilli, ginger garlic paste and curry leaves saute till onions turn transparent.
Now add in the ground tomato paste along with cumin pwd, corainder pwd, red chilli pwd , turmeric and salt.Mix well. Add 1 chopped tomato and boiled peas along with coriander leaves.If this seems too dry add few tbspns of water.
Cook this to thick gravy consistency.This should take about 7-10 minutes.Now add in the cooked rice and mix . Close the pan with a lid and cook for few minutes.Remove from stove and garnish with roasted dryfruits of your choice.
Enjoy with raita and papad.