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Friday, March 14, 2008

Simple & spicy tomato rice
In winter, it is awefully cold outside and I've become very lazy. When I opened the fridge, I have only some tomotoes and no vegetables. So, I made very simple & spicy tomato in a hurry. I've to change my pic too.

Cooked Basmati Rice = 1 cup
Tomato big = 3
Big Onion = 1 chopped
Ginger = 1 inch piece cut into bite sized
Green Chilli = 2 or 3
Mint = few (Optional)
Hing = 1 pinch (Optional)
Coriander leaves = few for garnishing
Oil or Ghee = 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds = 1/4 tsp
Channa dal = 1 tbsp
Spilt urad dal = 1 tbsp
Broken cashewnut = 1 tbsp(optional)
Fennel seeds(saunf) = 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves = 1 spring
Dry red chilly = 1 or 2 (optional)

Masala Powders:
Garam masala pwd = 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder = 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a wok and add mustard seeds, red chilly, saunf, cumin seeds, channa dal, spilt urad dal, broken cashewnuts, hing and curry leaves.
When they turn color, fry onion, mint and green chilly till onion gets transparent. Add tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes till tomatoes get mushy and soft. Add garam masala pwd, chilli powder and salt to taste. Fry for few minutes and reduce the heat to low, add the cooked rice and mix well.
Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Adjust the seasonings and serve hot with any raitas of your choice


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