Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tomato rice (method 1)



Ingredients (serves for 2)

Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup (1 cup size = 150 ml)
big onion - 1/2 (I used the remaining half for making raitha)
tomato - 2
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
bay leaves - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
garlic cloves - 2
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
garam masala - 1 tsp
salt - as needed
coriander leaves
oil - 3 tsp
green chilli - 1

Method:


  • Wash and Soak the basmati rice for 15 - 20 mins.
  • cut the onions lengthwise, chop garlic and tomato. keep it aside.
  • heat a vessel with oil and add fennel seeds, bay leaves
  • saute it for a minute and then add onions, chopped garlic.
  • Fry till the onions become transparent and add ginger garlic paste
  • saute till the raw smell goes off. Now add turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and garam masala
  • saute it for a minute and then add the chopped tomatoes
  • cook it till the tomatoes become mushy.
  • Wash the rice and drain the water well. Add the rice to the cooked mixture. 
  • mix well and transfer it to the pressure cooker. Add coriander leaves and 2 1/2 cups of water.
  • Cook for one whistle and switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with raitha.



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