Oct 13, 2008

Tomato Rice 2

Most of us know how to make tomato rice. This post is for those who have small kids like me. My girls' like this rice and finish it most of the times. So I call this kids friendly tomato rice. Here is the recipe.


  1. Tomato - 2
  2. Basmati rice - 1 cup
  3. Onion - 1/2
  4. Green peas & Carrots - 1/4 cup ( I used frozen peas and carrot)
  5. Green chillies - 1
  6. Oil - 2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  8. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  9. Cashew - 5
  10. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Soak rice for 10 mts and drain it. Grind the tomatoes nicely and get the juice out of it. Filter the juice if necessary. Now take a pan, pre heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, add urad dhall, cashew and green chillies to golden brown. Add chopped onion, peas and carrots and fry it till it becomes soft. Now add the drained rice and saute' for another 2 mts. Transfer these ingredients to a pressure cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups of tomato juice (1: 11/2 ratio), turmeric powder, required amount of salt and cook it upto 2 whistles. Turn off the stove and let the pressure release. When the pressure is released, open and sprinkle the asafoetida powder and garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it hot with onion raita. Sweetness from tomato, little bit spicyness from green chillies will make the kid finish the rice without any trouble. My girls like this very much.

** - We can also add a teaspoon of ghee while serving. While frying the onion and peas, we can also add a pinch of sugar which adds more flavor to this rice.
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