Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomato Rice

This is a easy to make lunch box recipe and I love the tanginess that the tomato lends to the recipe. Having this with Egg Roast is one of my favie dishes. But even a simple mango pickle makes wonders with this combination. Potato roast / eggplant fry / pappadam.. name it and I would bet that they would make a wonderful combination with tomato rice. We had it with Chettinadu style potatoes and paruppu vadai. A simple yet flavorful meal.

This method of making tomato rice is my mom's way and I have followed each and every step of her recipe.

~*What U Need*~
Boiled Rice - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2 (Medium sized)
Onions - 2 (Small sized)
Garlic cloves - 5 / 6
Cashews – 5 to 6
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dhal – 1 tbsp
Ginger (cut into thin slices) – 1 tsp
Green chilli – 1
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Chilli powder – to taste
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Salt – to taste
Hing powder – a pinch
Oil – 2 tbsp
Chopped Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
Chop the onions and tomatoes finely. Mince the garlic cloves finely.
Heat oil in a tawa. Add the mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Now add the curry leaves and urad dhal and fry till brown. Add the garlic cloves and ginger and fry well. Add the green chilli and sauté. Add the hing powder and fry for 1 minute.
Now add the onions and sauté till brown. Add the tomatoes and sauté till cooked well. When the onions and tomatoes have cooked well add in the turmeric, chilli and coriander powder and salt and combine well.
Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the coriander leaves and mix well. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Meanwhile fry the cashews till brown in ghee / oil. Toss the rice in the tomato mixture and garnish with the cashews.

So thats it Folks...
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  1. all time fav lunch box recipe...looks yumm.

  2. sama super.. looks really nice..The ullakangha looks fab too.. Super food :)

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  3. ooooooh i love tomato rice!...nice version!

  4. Wow tangy and delicious rice,looks fabulous.

  5. very delicious looking tomato it!!

  6. yummy and delish...quick and easy one for dinner!

  7. The rice, potato curry and vadas, drooling over them..

  8. Thanks for dropping in my space!
    Glad to follow you..Tomato rice looks yummy.

  9. Always love this rice, Looks Yummm

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. spicy ,colurful and delicious tomato rice


  11. My comfort food. Love tomato rice.

  12. rice looks really wonderful.iam sure this tastes awesoem...perfectly marking.....

  13. One of my favourite rice preparations , it is such a flavourful any time dish.

  14. yummy n tangy rice....superb...

  15. this looks great. glad i found your site. i am looking to perfect my biryani :-)

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