Friday, October 24, 2008

Tomato rice


Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 - cut it length wise
Tomato - 2 - chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 4 - cut it length wise
Coriander leaves - A hand full
Lemon - 1/2 or 1 tsp of lemon juice
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or less
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Cloves, Bay leaf - 2 nos
Cinnamon sticks - 2" - Break into pieces
Oil - 3 tsp


1. Soak rice in water for about 30 min, drain the water and keep it aside
2. Heat oil in a vessel, add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves. wait until cloves splutter.
3. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for one minute. stir well, or else it will stick to the bottom.
4. Add onion, green chilli and coriander leaves and fry until you see golden brown in onion.
5. Add tomato now, then add, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and fry till oil gets separated.
6. Add 2 cups of water and let it boil. Then add the soaked rice, add lemon juice and close the lid.
7. Cook until you see no water in rice. Stir now and simmer the gas for 5 minutes


Very tasty tomato rice is ready to have with your favorite side dish. Say, onion raitha, carrot raitha, cucumber raitha, all fried veg and non-veg items, and especially with everyone's favorite item potato chips. I added little kesar color, if you like you can also add color. Most important thing to note in this, if you use more cups of rice, reduce 1/2 cup of water than to the usual.