Thursday, 22 August 2013


This is my Raksha Bandhan Special dish ; Tomato Rice, Dal fry, Badami Veg with Cucumber n papad....<3

Ingredients :-
2 cups Basmati Rice
4 medium Ripe Tomato Puree
1 chopped Onion
1 tsp Ginger Paste
Few chopped Green Chillies
2-3 Dry Red Chillies
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Bengal gram split (Chana dal)
1 tsp Black lentils split (Urad dal)
1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi) powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves)
1 tsp Sugar
A pinch of Asafoeida (Hing)
Little Curry leaves
Whole Garam masala (Bay leaf-1, Cinnamon-1 inch piece, Cloves-3, Cardamom-3)
2 tsp Ghee and 1 tsp any Refined Oil
Some Fried Cashew nuts and Raisins
Salt as per taste
Water - 4 cups

Clean, wash and soak Basmati rice for 30 minutes. Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker, add the whole garam masala, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, chana dal, urad dal to it. When the seeds crackle add the chopped onion, ginger paste, curry leaves n saute for few minutes. Add a pinch of hing to it. Then add the tomato puree and cook till the raw smell goes and oil leaves the masala. Add haldi and garam masla to it. Then add the soaked rice and toss to mix well. Add 2 cups of hot water to the rice and salt to taste and close the lid. Cook on a high flame for 2-3 whistles. Then switch off the flame. When pressure subsides, open it and fluff it with a fork. Garnish with the fried cashew nuts and raisins and Serve hot with any gravy item or raita. Enjoy your Spicy n yummy Tomato Rice !!!

NOTE :- 1. I have used raw rice and directly cooked in pressure cooker for early cooking.

              2.  Anyone can prepare this dish using cooked rice with the same process in a kadhai.

             3. One can make this dish without onion in any vrat or fasting day, only with ginger                       paste.                            

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