Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tomato Rice

I am not at all a morning person. Hence cooking dal, subji and making roti’s in the morning is something I can’t do at 6 in the morning. As my husband leaves home by 7 am, so I see how I can cook something healthy yet tasty in a jiffy, every day. And I keep the masalas and the spices low during the summers. I give in during the weekends though.

Today I am sharing with you the recipe for simple Tomato Rice.

Preperation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 2

You will need:

Rice: 1 cup
Tomatoes: 1 Big (cut into 6 pieces)
Green chillies: 5 -6 slit
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tspn
Coriander pwdr: 1 ½ tsp
Oil: 1 tspn
Water: 1 3/4 cups
Salt: to taste


Step 1:
Pour the oil in the cooker and let it heat.
Add the cumin seeds and let them splutter.
Add the tomato pieces and the green chillies. Add the coriander powder and salt.
Mix well and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 2:
Add the rice to this mixture and mix well.
Wait for a minute before adding water. Mix and cover with the cooker lid.
Cook for 1 whistle.

Serve with plain curds or raita.

Note: We are using only 1 ¾ cups of water because a big tomato also has water in it. If you want it spicier you can add ½ tsp red chilli powder along with coriander powder.