Thursday, March 29, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
How many times I would have packed this rice for my kids' lunch boxes..or for their excursions.....I had totally forgotten about this rice variety..
Thanks to my dear daughter who, right in time, reminded me about this and told me to make this
and document it too, and of course, share the recipe with you all.....

Basmati rice - 1 cup, soaked for 15 minutes and drained
Onion - 1, chopped
Tomatoes - 3, chopped
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Hot water - 1 cup
Coriander leaves, chopped - handful
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp

To season
Cooking oil - 3-4 tsps
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch/dinner/lunch box
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 7-8 mts

Serves 3

Take a pressure pan, add oil and season the above mentioned ingredients

Add the onions, tomatoes, curry leaves, and saute on slow flames

Add chilli powder and salt to taste

Let the tomatoes shrink a bit, then add garam masala powder

The soaked rice being drained

Now, to the mushy tomatoes, add the drained rice and a handful of chopped coriander leaves

Add 1 cup boiling hot water. Why the water quantity is very less??? Because, tomatoes will also give out some juice. Close the lid, and cook for 1 long whistle or 2 short whistles. Let the pressure release by itself.

OMG!!! Look at this!! Such grainy, aromatic tomato rice, ready in a jiffy!!!

Serve this yummy, hot tomato rice with some palak raita and some chips.

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*You can saute everything, without adding rice, keep the rest of the things ready. Even after your guests come, or just before eating, just add the rice, pour water, and cook for 1 long whistle or 2 short whistles......... It will be ready in no time.


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