Tomato Rice...Am sure tomato rice can be made in several different ways.This is one such method which is very simple to make and very delicious!
Got this excellent recipe from my mom and thought of sharing it with my readers.
2 cups of Basmati Rice (Wash,clean and soak in water for 30 mins)
1 medium size onion (chopped)
2 big Tomatoes (chopped into small pieces)
1 Garlic Pod (Optional)
1/2 tablespoon of chana dal (soak in water for 5-10 mins)
1 green chilli
7-8 cashewnuts (broken into halves)
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
2 tablespoon of Oil
1 tablespoon of Ghee
1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder
1/2 - 1 tablepsoon of red chilli powder
Heat some oil in a deep saute pan.Fry chana dal,green chillies,grated ginger and the broken cashwenuts.Now add the chopped onions,mix well and fry till it turns golden.
Then add tomatoes,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and the required salt.Mix well and saute till the tomatoes become tender.(You can also make this tomato mix in advance,put it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge.It should be used within 4-5 days from the date of preparation).
Now drain the water completely from the soaked basmati rice and add it to the tomato mix.Add 1 tablespoon of ghee,mix well and saute for 2 mins.Cook the rice in a rice cooker or pressure cooker.Serve hot with raitha and papad/chips.