Monday, 23 November 2009

Tomato rice

Tomato Rice has to be one of those simplest of  variety rice dishes and a complete dish on itself.This used to be one of standard dish in my school lunch boxes.

What you need for Tomato rice:
  • Onion-1 chopped
  • Green chilli-2 slit
  • Tomato-3 chopped
  • Rice-1 cup
  • Ginger-1 piece chopped
  • Red chilli-2
  • Cumin-1/4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Chana dal-1 tbsp
  • Cashew-6 broken
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Hing-a pinch
  • Chilli powder- a pinch(according to spice level)
  • Garam masala-a pinch
  • Salt to taste

The preparation method:
  • Boil the rice and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Splutter mustard seed and crackle cumin seeds.
  • Add chana dal,broken cashew nuts,ginger,green chilli ,red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Saut√© for some time, then add onions When onions get transparent add chopped tomato.
  • Add salt ,hing,chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Cook till the tomatoes are well done.
  • Add this mixture to rice and mix well.
  • Your yummy tomato rice is ready to served hot or packed in your lunch box!

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