Wednesday, August 18, 2010

TOMATO RICE

This is a South Indian main course dish. Yet another main course dish that can be cooked within minutes using leftover cooked rice.

INGREDIENTS:

Cooked rice ------------  3 cups
Tomato ------------------ 3 medium sized
Onion sliced lengthwise - 1 medium sized
Green chilly ------------- 1
Ghee------------------------- 2 tbsp
peanuts -------------------- 2 tsp
Cashew -------------------  1 tsp
Dried red chilly --------- 1 or 2
Channa dal---------------  1/2 tsp
Urad dal ------------------ 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida --------------- a pinch
Turmeric powder ------- 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder----------- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder------ 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds------------ 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder --- a pinch
Salt as needed
Curry leaves as needed
Cilantro as needed

METHOD:
  1. Add ghee in medium heat pan & roast the peanuts and cashews. Keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan with ghee in it, splutter mustard seeds, add Asafoetida,add dried red chilly, channa dal, urad dal,cumin and curry leaves.
  3. Add onion ,green chilly and tomatoes. saute a little. Onion should be crunchy. Cook till tomatoes are smooth.
  4. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder , coriander powder and garam masala.
  5. Add little water and cook all the spices in low flame.
  6. Add needed salt. Mix in the roasted nuts & switch off the flame.
  7. Add cooked rice to it. Check the seasoning. Mix it.
  8. Add chopped cilantro on top of it & transfer to a vessel.

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