Monday, June 2, 2014

Tomato Rice

I know I know, everybody knows how to cook tomato rice. But there is a reason I chose to post this recipe. Recently one of my bachelor friends called and asked me if I can post some basic and simple dishes that can be helpful for beginners so please don't mind me if some of my future posts are really basics.

Since I have just started this blog, I asked myself, why not? So, I wanted to start off with this Rice dish which my mum taught me. It is super easy to prepare and super yummy to taste.

Nutritional Information  (Approx)
(per serving)
Energy  250 Calories
Fat 4 %
Carbohydrate 18 %
Dietary Fiber 33 %
Sodium 3 %
Vitamin A 15 %
Vitamin C 26 %
Calcium  19 %
Iron  9 %
Protein 6.7 Grams
Sugar 5 Grams

Rice 1 Cup
Onion chopped 1 Big
Tomatoes Chopped 2
Chilli Powder 2 tsps
Rasam Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Green chillies (optional) 3
Lemon juice  1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water 1&1/4 cup

To Temper
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Cloves  3
Cardamom 2
Bay Leaf 1
Oil 2 tsps

In a cooker or a pot, add oil and wait till it gets hot.

Once the oil is hot, add the ingredients listed under "To Temper" and fry for 2 minutes.

Once the aroma of the spices develop, add the onions and green chillies and fry till the onion looks transparent.

Add tomatoes and fry for another 2 minutes.

Add chilli powder, Rasam powder and tumeric powder and mix well.

Add water and salt to taste and bring it to boil.

Simmer the flame and add Rice and Lemon juice , mix and close the lid. If you are using a pressure cooker, You can take it down after 1 whistle and if you are using a pot, you can check if the rice is cooked after 15 minutes and serve hot.

  • You can alter the quantity of chilli powder if you want it less or more spicy.
  • If you don't want the rice to be sticky, reduce the water quantity to 1 cup.

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