Tomato Rice


(for 2 – 3 persons / time – 15 minutes)
What we need to make Tomato Rice ?
2 tablespoon oil, 2 cups cooked or leftover rice (chawal), 1 teaspoon mustard (raa-e) seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin (zeera) seeds, 2 green chillies (roughly chopped), 10-12 curry leaves, 1 onion (chopped), 3-4 garlic cloves (finely chopped), 2 bay leaves, 5-6 black peppercorns, 3-4 cloves, 2-3 cinnamon sticks, 4-5 green cardamoms, 1 teaspoon grated ginger (adrak), 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 3 medium size tomato (roughly chopped), 1 tablespoon chopped coriander (dhania), salt to taste.
Making Tomato Rice…

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add bay leaves, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon sticks and green cardamoms, fry for a minute.
  3. Add green chillies, onion, garlic and ginger and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add curry leaves, and turmeric powder, fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add tomatoes, cook till the tomatoes turn pulpy.
  6. Add rice, salt and toss well.
  7. Transfer it in a serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves