Have you planned your lunch or dinner yet"
Running against time" Want to make something real quick and simple" Tomato rice is your answer.
This version of tomato rice is my favorite and its super tasty?there are different recipes for tomato rice. Here is my favorite version of it!
My mother made this tomato rice pretty often, especially when there was a time constraint and/or there was leftover rice; quick to put together, easy ingredients and very easy to customize.
I learnt this rice from my mom, which she learnt from her cousin who stays in southern part of India. It is very healthy yet delicious recipe with tangy tomato flavor.This rice dish is one of my favorite. It is a good lunch box recipe for kids as well as for adults.
Step by step recipe of tomato riceIn a large skillet, add 2 tbsp. cooking oil. When oil is hot, add ½ tsp. mustard and cumin seeds.
When it starts popping, add a pinch of asafoetida and 2 dry red chilies and bay leaf.
Now add drained soaked chana dal and urad dal 1 tbsp each.
When the lentils slowly start changing color, add one large sliced onion and a finely chopped green chili.
Saute for 2-3 minutes until it?s soft. Add 1 green chili finely chopped.
Add chop tomatoes to the pan and increase the heat. Drop in few curry leaves.
Add salt to taste, stir and cook until soft and mushy.
Add ¼ tsp sambhar powder and red chili powder and stir. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 more minutes. This will help in infuse flavors. At this point you can taste and adjust the seasoning.
Add the cooked rice. Add it partly to make sure there is enough gravy to cover the rice. Mix gently.
The resultant rice should not be mushy nor should be very dry.
Close the lid and cook for another 3-5 minutes in low heat, for the flavor to combine well. Switch off the flame.
Serve hot along with accompaniment of your choice. It tastes best with some onion raita or cucumber raita. Serve crispy roasted papad on side. This...