June 30, 2011

Tomato Rice

Today is my Mum's birthday. I was busy in the morning, and only had about half an hour to make lunch. I couldn't possible make the usual plain rice and dhal for her birthday lunch.

Lunch menu- Tomato rice, curd and pickle. The curd and pickle is bought, but the rice, I made.

Easy-peasy recipe. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan (the same pan that the rice will be cooked in), add 1 teaspoon of jeera seeds (cumin), 6 cloves of garlic, 1 large onion finely chopped (about 1 cup). Fry till slightly brown. Add 1 tsp of haldi (turmeric) powder, 1 tsp of chili powder (or less depending on how strong your palette is), 2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of corriander powder. After about a minute or 2 of frying, add 4 chopped tomatoes. Fry together for about 3 minutes. Add 11/2 cups of Basmati rice and 3 cups of water. Put in a tsp of ghee (helps keep the rice from sticking as it cooks). Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and cook for ten minutes. Leave to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

And its done. Tastes best when eaten with curd and pickle! :)


shraddha said...

i was sure u wud make sumthing fa auntys b'day:)

Divya said...

Amazing and "easy-peasy" just like u said! Passing it on to a friend who loves Indian food but slightly intimidated/hesitant to try cooking it.

Keep posting! Great blog!