Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Simple tomato rice | Indian Rice Recipes

Tomatoes are in abundant this summer. I am in summer vegetables indulgence spree and tomatoes are one of them. This simple tomato rice is another one of DH's recipe. It is an easy to make rice recipe (a true bachelor version) with tomatoes and other simple spices available in the pantry. 
Serves - 2
Basmati Rice - 1 cup (1 1/2 rice cooker cup)
Tomatoes - 4 ripe
Onion - 1/2
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (Use 1-1/2 tsp if using kashmiri chilli powder)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Cook rice and spread in a plate to cool. Heat oil in a kadai and add the cloves and cinnamon. After about half a minute add the onion and fry until light brown. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry in medium heat for 3 minutes. Now add the tomatoes with a pinch of salt and saute until cooked through and mushy. Add the turmeric powder, garam masala and chilli powder. Mix well and allow the spices to cook for about 3-4 minutes. Add salt to taste and add the cooked cooled rice. Remove from heat and mix gently until the tomato masala is coated uniformly in the rice. Serve hot with any curry of your choice.
Adding a handful of mint leaves before adding rice would be lovely. I just reserved it for garnishing.
Another simpler method is to prepare the masala in the pressure cooker and add the rice to it and pressure cook. It becomes an easy one pot meal then.


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