Friday, October 24, 2014

Tomato Rice

Ingredients:

Basmathi Rice - 2 Cup
Finely Chopped Tomato - 3cup
Chopped Onion - 1/2cup
Finely Chopped Ginger - 1tsp
Finely Chopped Garlic - 1tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander - 1tbs
Sambar Powder - 1tsp
Butter - 1tbs
Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp
Cumin / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Curry leaves: 6
Oil: 2 tbs

Method:

  1. Wash and Soak rice with 3 and 1/2  cups of water for 1 hour and then Pressure cook rice by adding  butter. Then let it cool for 15 to 20 minutes
  2. In a pan heat oil and add Mustard seeds, Jeera, Urad dal. when Mustard seeds starts sputtering add curry leaves, Chopped onion, garlic, ginger and keep frying it for 5 min.
  3. When onion gets little soft add Tomatoes and cook for 5 - 8 minute. when tomatoes gets soft add Chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt, Sambar Powder, keep mixing it for 2 minute and turn off the heat.
  4. Add cooked rice, 1tsp of salt to Tomato mixture, keep mixing rice until its well coated with seasoning.
  5. Garnish with Chopped Coriander Leaves and serve hot with Raitha

Raitha / Yogurt Salad

Curds / Yogurt - 1cup
Grated Carrot - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Onion - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Tomato - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Cucumber - 2tbs
Finely Chopped Coriander - 1tbs
Finely Chopped Green Chili - 1/2tsp(optional)
Salt to taste

Method:

Whisk yogurt and add all the vegetables. If the yogurt is store bought one then add half  cup of water.