Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tomato Rice

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OMG its a week already! Most of you would have been wondering why I was missing for quite some time and why there wasn't a posts too. Life completely gets busy when there is a new entry in life. Yup! My sister delivered a cute little princess on Valentines day. A lovable girl indeed! :) 

The tiny tot is keeping all of us at home on our feet all the time. I mean it. Little did I know that there would be so much of attention needed for a kid! Oh but I am loving this. I am running around happily buying things for her, cleaning her potty and playing with her :) She is really the princess of the house now :)

So that's the very reason I couldn't compose a post for my blog. Now that she has given me some time, here I come with a simple comforting tomato rice and the base mix for it. 

The simple spice mixed of saunf and cinnamon with tomato would make it really delicious and the rice mix can be stored in the fridge for almost 10 days and used. Make life simple when you need to pack lunch boxes. :)

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Ingredients:

Tomatoes - 5
Green chilies - 4
Garlic pods - 15
Curry leaves 
Saunf - 1 tblsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Channa dhall - 1 tsp
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Salt - for taste

Method:

Step 1: Dice tomatoes into small cubes and peel the garlic pods. 

Step 2: Split the green chilies lengthwise. 

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Step 3: Powder the saunf and cinnamon coarsely. 

Step 4: Take 2 tbsp of oil in a sauce pan and crackle mustard, channa dhall and urad dhall. 

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Step 5: Add the green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a min. Now add the ground saunf and cinnamon powder.

Step 6: Now drop in the diced tomatoes, garlic pods and saute in low flame until it gets cooked and becomes thick. Tomato rice mix is ready. 

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Step 7: Cook rice with exact measure of water and add 2 tbsp of ghee to it. Separate the grains. 

Step 8: Now add this rice mix to the rice and mix well. Serve hot with potato chips. 

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Written by: Nithya
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21 comments:

pria said...

Congrats on the arrival of your little princess :)i know how much it means; mine just turned 2, and im literally running :D
Tomato rice looks so good, id love to have the whole bowl :)

Madhavi K said...

Beautiful clicks! Tomato rice is such a comfort food.

Angie's Recipes said...

Congratulations to your sister and the family!
The rice looks so yum!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and tangy rice. Amazing preparation.
Deepa

ramya anand said...

Congrats nithya!

Priya said...

Congrats to ur sister,enjoy thoroughly with her bundle of joy Nithya. Precious moments definitely.

Delicious and my favourite tomato rice.

ANU said...

it's my fav too...nice clicks...
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Uma Ramanujam said...

Congrats to your sis. Tomato rice looks perfect.

APARNARAJESHKUMAR said...

congrats for the new arrival ! rice looks perfect!

Manu said...

yummy!! congratulations to your family!

Suja said...

looks delicious. congrats to yiur sister..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Anytime comfort meal it is..looks so flavourful!

Zareena said...

Looks delicious and simple. Lovely dish.

anubhavati said...

Yes nithya,

Now you can understand why many of us with little princesses in the home cant even look at our blogs...Congratulations on becoming an aunt! Its a great experience...you get to have fun while your sister gets to lose sleep!!! Lovely tomato rice!!

Rashida Shaikh said...

I see varieties of rice dishes in South Indian kitchens. Will try some day…
Pictures are good.

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Sushma Madhuchandra said...

I make it almost the same way, except that I add some red chili powder to it :)

Amelia said...

Hi, your tomato rice sure look very inviting and awesome. Very nice click.

Have a nice week ahead, regards.

pepper bowl said...

Congrats! for the new member in your family!! simple tomato rice is best for those busy days..Love the recipe..
Pepper Bowl

A teflon frypan... said...

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first tiem here, and wow! you have such a lovely blog. happily following ur space.

the tomato ric eluks yumm..
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Life is full of pleasant surprises ..Very happy for your progress ...Keep it up

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