30 Dec 2007
This is the way my mother cooks tomato rice.I prefer eating this as a breakfast dish or evening snack with tea. This was my usual lunch during school days. You can use any oil instead of ghee for preparing this.
Ingredients and Method
Basmati rice 2 cups
Cook rice with little salt.Drain and keep aside.
Chop 4 medium size tomatoes, 2 green chillies and 2 onions.
Heat 2 table spoons of ghee in a pan.
Put 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds.
Let it splutter.
Then saute onion in this.
Add 2 teaspoons garlic and ginger paste with 2 pinches of fennel seeds powder.
Stir for few seconds, add chopped tomatoes and 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves into this.
Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons (or according to taste) red chilly powder and salt into this.
Add 1/4 cup water for cooking tomatoes.
When tomatoes are cooked well, mix cooked rice with this. Mix well.
If you like , sprinkle little garam masala over this.