Friday, February 14, 2014

Tomato Rice - Variety Rice

About Tomato Rice:

Tomato Rice is made in southern part of india in daily basis,this is also called Thakali (Tomato) Sadham (rice).This is made with white rice ,onions and tomatoes.
Some of versions of this include garam masala ,garlic,ginger and other spices.
Spanish rice is a side dish made from white ricetomatoesgarliconions, and other ingredients.[1] It is traditionally made by sautéing the rice in a skillet until it is golden brown. Water or chicken broth is then added along with chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce.
Spanish rice is a popular dish in the American Southwest, which sometimes refers to the dish as "Mexican rice." However, Spanish rice and Mexican rice are relatively different; whereas Mexican rice sometimes uses cumin, Spanish rice uses saffron instead. The version of the dish cooked throughout Northern Mexico tends to be a more homogeneous character, often with just enough tomato and chili pepper to give the distinctive red-orange color and a smoky, garlic and onion-laden flavor. It is usually served as a side dish alongside other Mexican cuisine.

Personally i like my tomato rice plain and simple,if you re spice liker then you can add whole garam masala  and ginger garlic paste while sauteeing the onions.


Oil - 1 tbsp
Onions - 1/2 cup sliced
Tomato Puree - 1 cup (puree of two medium tomatoes)
Green Chilly - 2 slit lengthwise
Turmeric Pd - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Curry leaf -  1 sprig
Cooked White rice - 1 cup


1.Heat a pan and add oil and once its hot add mustard seeds and chana dal and let it temper.
 2.Then add sliced onions , green chillies and turmeric pd and saute well till the onions are translucent.

 3.Then add tomato puree and mix it well,then saute it along with salt till the raw smell of tomatoes are gone and the mixture is thick.

 4.Then add cooked rice and mix very well,there should be no lumps ,press the rice gently(no lumps should be there) with spatula to incorporate with the spice mixture but be careful not to mush up the rice.
 5.Finally the rice should look like this.

Tomato Rice is ready to serve with  Fried papad or Potato Chips.

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