Tomato rice is a very delicious and is immensely simple, takes a jiffy to cook with common ingredients. Also an excellent item for lunch boxes.
Rice – 2 cups
Tomato – 4 large Chopped into small pieces
Onion – 1 large Chopped into small pieces
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Hing / Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Garlic cloves – 3-4 small cloves grated finely
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Chana daal – 1 tsp
Urad daal – 1 tsp
Cashew nuts – 10 – 15
Green chilli – 2-3 chopped
Curry leaves – 2 strings
Chopped coriander – 2 tbsp
Oil – 4 tbsp
Wash and soak rice by adding 3 cups of water for 30 minutes.
Boil the rice by adding ½ tsp of salt and 1 tsp of ghee.
Simultaneously, heat a broad pan with 3 tbsp of oil. Add cumin seeds, chana daal, urad daal and cashew nuts one after the other and fry for a minute or until they changed to golden brown.
Add curry leaves, chopped green chilli, hing and grated garlic and fry for a minute.
Now add chopped onion and fry just until they get transparent.
Add chopped tomato and fry for a moment. Add some salt, chilli powder and garam masala and toss everything. Now cover the pan and cook until the tomatoes get mushy.
When the tomatoes are well cooked, then add the boiled rice and mix everything very gently.
Finish the rice with the touch of coriander.
You can eat is as it is or with raita.