Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tomato Rice/ Tomato Bhaat
Tomato rice is one of my favorite kind of rice. Flavorful, yet simple to make. To come to think of it, I have never asked my mom how she makes it. I just recreated this recipe thinking about all the flavors in the rice. My kids love different variety of rice types, like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Fried Rice.. So when tomato rice is on the menu, it goes down easily with them.
Prep Time: 10 min| Cooking Time: 20 min | Serves: 4
Cooked Rice - 4 Cups
Tomato - 7 medium sized - Cut fine
Onion - 1 medium - Cut fine
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cinnamon stick - 1
Black Pepper seeds - 1 tsp.
Kadipatta - 1 spring
Garlic pods - 3 - 5 ~ Crushed with skin on.
Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Method of Preparation:
~ In a wide pan, heat oil and let the mustard seeds crackle.
~ Add cinnamon stick, pepper seeds, crushed garlic and kadipatta.
~ Now add the onion and saute until they become soft and transparent.
~ Add all the masala powders, and fry for few seconds.
~ Add tomato, fry for some time. Now cover, lower the gas and continue to cook until tomatoes are cooked.
~ Open the cover, mix everything thoroughly and add salt to taste and some more.
~ Add rice and mix it up with the tomato paste.
~ Serve it hot with some Cool Raita.
Sending this to event at my blog, Bon Vivant #8 - Rice Recipes.
Also sending it to 30 minute meal mela, South Indian Cooking