27 TOMATO RICE (TYPE 2)

I am back from a short break. Had been on a long trip with my family to Pittsburg, Hershey, Washinton D.C, New Jersey, New York, Atlantic City. Also had plans to visit Virgnia then cut short a day's trip since the kids were too tired travelling and sight seeing for long hours and now I am back to bloging again.

I am here with a simple tomato rice.



Basmati rice - 2 cups
Onion - 1 medium chopped fine
Tomato - 5 chopped
Green chillies - 2 slit long
Ginger - 1 inch piece ( crushed)
Garlic - 4 flakes ( Crushed)
Cilantro/coriander leaves - few chopped
Chilli powder - 3/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
Spices - bay leaf, cinnamon,Anistar, cloves, cardamom(all optional just give a biryani flavor)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt as needed

Wash and soak rice for 15 mts and drain.


Heat oil in a pan or pressure pan. Add cumin seeds and all the spices, wait for few seconds and add crushed ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute and add chopped onions. Fry till light brown and add slit green chillies and saute for few seconds. Next add chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mashed, pulpy and oil floats on top. Just in case if you run out of tomatoes then you can also use tomato paste and saute for a minute( I usually do this many times when I am large qty, that is add half of required tomatoes and then fry till pulpy and then add 1 - 2 tbsp of paste and saute for a minute- this gives a good colour to the rice :) ).


Next add the drained rice and fry together for a minute. Next add 4 cups of water, salt and chilli powder. Also add chopped coriander leaves. Cover and cook till done or can even transfer to a rice cooker and switch it on.
Can serve with any spicy curry or just plain potato fry.





27 comments/Reactions:

Hari Chandana said...

simple and yummy tomato rice.. looks soo delicious... thanks for sharing!!

sangi said...

Welcome back dear...spicy&helthy rice...yummyyy

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey Welcome back dear ...Very colorful and yummy!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Welcome back, very yummy & colorful rice.

Pooja said...

Welcome back! The tomato rice looks colourful and delicious!

Kalaivani said...

Welcome back!!Simple and delicious aromatic rice.

DEESHA said...

good to know that yu had a nice time .. I love tomato rice .. I make this version too quite often

http://myerecipecorner.blogspot.com said...

Hi, welcome back awaited your recipes and its worth a wait!

Anu said...

Very yummy and colorful rice..... Simple and delicious.......

Usha said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time ...tomato rice looks comforting and inviting !

Ann said...

Welcome Back Padma, is anything more comforting than Tomato rice:) humm I love it.

Ramya said...

Nice to know that u had a gud time and welcome back!!Tomato rice looks yummy..I make this version too often

Poornima Nair said...

That was some trip you had, hope you enjoyed it. The tomato rice looks great.

Rekha shoban said...

Looks very delicious padma... i love tomato rice very much.

lissie said...

Hope you enjoyed the trip... :) delicious tomato rice!

kittymatti said...

wow! tomato pulav!
welcome back..i also just returned from a trip with family"

Suparna said...

hi padma,
Great to know that u had a lovely long trip :) and good to see u back with a comforting yummm recipe :)
I had made tomato rice with raita last night for dinner :) thanks for ur recipe
TC

Varunavi said...

Welcome back padma,lovely tomato rice,liked the colour :)

Sushma Mallya said...

simple and quick rice padma...delicious as well..

Parita said...

Welcome back dearie, hope you enjoyed your break :) what a coincidence i prepared this today morning for lunch :)

Bergamot said...

simple and tasty...

Gita said...

Welcome back Padma...hope you had a wonderful break :) Delicious tomato rice...this is my favorite rice.

Vrinda said...

Easy yummy tomato rice...hope u enjoyed ur break...

Doloncookbook said...

Hey padma , welcome back ... Seems you have enjoyed very much ...
You know I also have a tomato rice post in my draft ....Your recipe looks delicious & nice click ....

Kalyani said...

looks delicious .......

lata raja said...

Lovely click for a nice recipe. Ican feel the aroma here :-)

Valarmathi said...

Welcome back. Hope u had a wonderful time. Tomato rice looks yummy and delicious.

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