Tomato rice

You will need –
  • Rice (I use basmati) –  1 cup
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard – ¼ teaspoon
  • White Urad dal – 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Cloves – 2 no’s
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – One twig
  • Grated Garlic – 2 teaspoons
  • Grated Ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Green chillies -1 or more if you need it very spicy
  • Onion – 1 large
  • Chili powder – ½ teaspoon
  • ¼ tea spoon Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes – 1 cup or if you are using big tomatoes – 1 no.
  • Tomato paste – 2 tablespoons
  • Frozen peas – 1/2 cup
  • Hot water – 2 cups
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to –

Soak rice for 15 minutes in water. Drain and set aside. In a skillet, heat oil and splatter the mustard seeds then add in the white urad dal cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, curry leaves and fry for a minute.

Now add ginger- garlic and fry for a minute or until the raw smell is no more. Once done add the green chilli, onion and fry till the onion turn light brown. Add the chopped tomato pieces, tomato paste, salt, chilli powder and turmericOnce the tomatoes are cooked (takes about 3 minutes on medium heat) add the rice, peas and mix well to combine. Add hot water, cover and cook till the rice is completely cooked.

Garnish with coriander leaves or mint leaves and serve hot. 

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