Friday, August 8, 2008

Tomato Rice

This dish is my all time favourite. This used to be one dish which i used to buy regularly in our collage canteen. It used to taste awesome.
Ingredients for my recipes goes like this..

250 gms Basmati Rice
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup Peas
A small carrot, grated (about 1/2 - 3/4th cup)
2 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
3 Cloves
1 inch Cinnamon
1/2 TSP Jeera
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp MTR Pulav masala ( or Garam masala powder)
Pinch of Turmaric
1/2 tsp Kasuri methi (Dry fenugreek leaves)
500ml of water
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Oil

Wash and soak Basmati rice in water for about 1/2 an hour.

Soak cloves and cinnamn in little water, just enough to cover the spices.

Heat oil in a pan and add Jeera. When jeera splutters, add onion, ginger, garlic, a pinch of salt and fry for few minutes.

When the onion turns soft, add peas and tomato. Close the lid and cook for about 6-7 minutes till the tomatoes are done and soft. Add the soaked spices along with the water.

Now add the grated carrot and all the powders i.e., turmaric, red chilli powder, pulav masala and kasuri methi. Fry on a high heat till all the water gets evaporated. Keep stirring so that it doesn't stick to the pan. Dont make it too dry.
(Carrot is a substitution for a tsp of sugar. Its just another way to get good things in..)

When most of the water gets dried up, shift the entire mixture into a microwave safe glass dish. Add rice, water and salt to taste.

Cover and Microwave high for 20 minutes.

Yummy yummy tomato rice is ready.. Give it a try and enjoy!!


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