Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

Long grain rice - 11/2cup
Tomatoes, chopped - 3nos (4 for a tangier taste)
Onions,chopped - 1nos
Green chillies,chopped - 2-3nos
Coriander leaves,chopped - 4-5 sprigs
Coconut milk powder - 3tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch

Whole spices
Bay leaves - 1
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 3
Cinammon stick - 1" piece
Star Anise - 1

Oil as needed
Salt as needed

Wash rice and soak in water for 30min. Puree the tomatoes. Dissolve the coconut milk powder in a cup of water.
Heat oil in a pan, fry the whole spices for a few minutes. Add chopped onions & green chillies and saute till it turns brown. Add the chilli & turmeric powders. Now add the pureed tomatoes & coconut milk followed by coriander leaves. Add salt to taste. When it starts to boil add the drained rice. Add water as needed & cook till done. Serve hot with onion raita.
Tomato Rice served with onion raita....

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