Tomato Rice Recipe

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Main:
  • 1 cup - Rice ( cooked - matured boiled rice ) Tomato- 2-3 (red & ripe)
  • Tempering: 50 ml - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - urad dal
  • 1/4 tsp - fenugreek seeds 6-7 leaves - curry leaves
  • 3-4 cloves - garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp - asafoetida
  • 4-5 shallots (or red onions finely chopped or sliced)
  • 2-3 dry red chillies
  • Seasoning: 1 tsp - salt (according to taste)
  • 1 tbsp - chilly powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - turmeric powder
  • For garnish: Coriander, a handful
  • 1 tbsp - groundnut/ cashews (sauteed) optional
  • Ghee, optional

How to Make Tomato Rice Recipe

  • Pre-preparation:
  • This dish calls for rice cooked separately and then added to the thokku or tomato masala.
  • Ensure the rice is fluffy and not soggy else the final result might vary in terms of taste.
  • Preparation:
  • In a heavy bottom wok, add oil and let it heat.
  • To the heated oil, add the ingredients for tempering, ensuring the oil is not too hot and smokey, but just hot enough to extract the aroma from all the ingredients mentioned.
  • Add the seasoning. Once you get the spicy aroma of all the tempered ingredients, immediately add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Once the tomato is cooked and leaves oil in the sides of the pan add the rice and mix well till the rice is coated well with the tomato masala.
  • Garnish it with coriander and dry fruits or ghee.
  • Serve hot, as it is.