Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice
Tomato Rice used to be a staple part of my diet when I was away from home, working. Its so easy to prepare and is definitely bound to set your kitchen afire with aromatic flames!


Source: My Mom


Clockwise: Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Green Chillies, Onion

Cooked Rice - 1.5 Cups
Onion - 1 Big
Tomatoes - 2 Medium
Ginger - 1 Inch
Garlic - 5 Flakes
Green Chillies - 4 - 5

From Top Clockwise: Cinnamon, Cloves, Bayleaves, Saunf

Bay Leaves - 2
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 3
Cardomom - 2
Saunf (Sombu) - 1/2 Teaspoon

Oil - 3 Tablespoons
Salt - As per taste
Turmeric - A pinch


First, slice the onion into thin slices, dice the tomatoes into cubes, split the green chillies and crush the ginger and garlic. Heat oil in a saucepan and add saunf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves. Take care not to burn the spices. Add green chillies and fry for a minute. Add onion and saute for two minutes. Add ginger and garlic. Fry till the onions turn brown. Now add tomatoes along with salt and a pinch of turmeric. Fry till the oil separates out. Finally add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander.

A cucumber/onion/tomato raitha is a good accompaniment to this rice.


Ashwini said...

Hi Chandrika, got here through VK's blog. Welcome to blogworld. I worked in Bangalore for a while and I just adored the tamarind and tomato rice in Santhi Sagar and Darshini...will surely try your version

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Good Pediatrician in Adyar said...

I tried this and it came out awesome! The pictures in the steps really helps. Love it.