Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tomato rice

  I have received a few emails from friends (especially those who are working long and busy hours) saying that they would like to see some recipes that can be done quickly. This recipe is fairly easy to make with some basic ingredients. 

Serves up to 2 people
Preparation time:30 minutes


1 cup of Basmati rice
1 cup of crushed tomatoes (available as cans at local grocery stores)*
2 green chillies
1 handful of green peas
1/2 tbsp of red chilly powder
1/2-1 tsp of garam masala powder
1/2 tbsp of ginger paste
1 tbsp of ghee
coriander leaves for garnish
salt as required


1. Cook the rice with 2 cups of water. Allow the rice to cool.
2. Add ghee to the pan, then green chillies and ginger. Saute well and add the crushed tomatoes. Saute well till the tomatoes starts to thicken.

3.Add red chilly powder, garam masala, green peas and salt to the pan. Saute well till the peas are cooked.As the raw smell disappears and the paste becomes like thokku, switch off the flame.
4.Add the rice and saute gently. Close the lid. Let it steam for 5 minutes.
5.Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with papad/ chips.
*crushed tomatoes can be replaced by fresh tomatoes ground to paste.

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