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TOMATO RICE

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Tomato rice

Tomato rice

Tomato rice is a very simple, quick and easy rice variety to make with a blend of cooked rice, tomatoes and Indian spices. Tomato rice a very popular dish, especially in the south India. The combination of ripe juicy tomatoes along with aromatic spices is a delicious and tasty treat. There are many versions of this dish but this particular recipe happens to be a personal favorite. Tomato rice is just perfect as a complete meal or light meal or brunch, served alongside with yogurt and papad.

Rice is a staple in all Indian homes; rice can be made in numerous ways. From pilafs and biryanis to idlis and khichdi, there’s a lot you can do with this one simple ingredient. Tomato rice is mainly a comfort food for many and is prepared usually when one is in a hurry or feels lazy to make a course meal. Some times some simple classic dishes like tomato rice, curd rice and lemon rice are easy and delicious to make with leftover rice. Any variety of rice you prefer works fine to prepare the tomato rice.

Tomato Rice is one of those simplest rice dishes yet can be very fulfilling to your taste buds and one of the favorite lunch box meals for kids and easy to carry to office. Tomato rice is a simple meal without much fuzz to carry as it can be eaten on its own. Tangy tomato rice makes a one dish great meal.

Heat some oil in a pan or kadai, add dry red chillies and mustard seeds. When they crackle add cumin and little hing (asafetida powder), channa dal, urad dal, sliced ginger and broken cashew nuts and sauté till the channas turn into nice golden color. Add finely chopped onions and salt, continue sautéing until they become translucent. Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves and tomatoes and mix well. Fry for about 5 minutes. Add spices like red chilli powder, a pinch of garam masala and fry until fragrant. Add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. This dish is best when served with raita, pappad and pickle.

This naturally is one of the best and simple flavorsome rice dishes that one and all should try it out. Preparing at home is always healthy and nutritious. I am sure that you all will also love the taste and check my video to know the making of this delicious recipe at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/Tomato+rice:3657

Tomatoes are nutritious to health and have got good medicinal values too. A single tomato carries higher percentage of vitamin c, potassium, iron, vitamin A, and lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which stops and prevents free radical cells from forming in our body thus possibly preventing cancer. It is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables. So consuming tomato every day is important as well as it help to maintain a healthy life style.

Tomato though botanically a berry is a subset of fruit. The tomato is a vegetable and used for many culinary purposes because of its savory and sweetish flavor. The tomatoes are widely grown and used in all types of International cuisine. It is used in diverse ways, including raw in salads, and processed into ketchup or tomato soup. Unripe green tomatoes can also be breaded and fried, used to make salsa, or pickled. Tomato juice is sold as a drink, and is used in cocktails such as the Bloody Mary

Tomatoes are acidic, making them especially easy to preserve in home canning whole, in pieces, as tomato sauce or paste. The fruit is also preserved by drying, often in the sun, and sold either in bags or in jars with oil. Tomatoes are used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine, especially Italian and Middle Eastern cuisines. They are a key ingredient in pizza, and is commonly used in pasta sauces.

Consumption of tomato is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer, head and neck cancers and might be strongly protective against neurodegenerative diseases.

Tomato rice

Tomato rice


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Author : Admin Published On : Jan 28, 2008
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

Rices

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Rice

Description : spicy tomato rice excellent with curd or raita

Recipe of Tomato rice
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
broken cashewnuts


tbsp


1


channadal


tsp


1/2


chilli pdr


to taste


1


chopped coriander


0



chopped ginger


piece


1


chopped gr chilli


piece


2


cooked rice


cup


4


cumin


pinch


1


curry leaves


springs


1


fennel seeds (saunf)optional


0



garammasala pdr


pinch


1


ghee oil


tbsp


1


hing (optional)


pinch


1


mint (optional)


0



mustard


pinch


1


onion


number


1/2


red chilli


piece


3


salt


to taste


1


tomato


number


3


urad dal


tsp


1/2



Directions | How to make Tomato Rice
Heat some oil and add the red chillies,mustard ,cumin.and hing, add channadal ,urad dal and broken cashew nuts and add hing
When they turn color, add the chopped onions and fry them till they turn transperent

add chopped gr chilli and curry leaves and tomatoes
Fry for 5 minutes.Add any  spices and keep frying
for a minute.
Add the boiled rice and adjust the seasoning

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