Quick & Tasty Tomato Rice Recipe

A very easy dish, you can prepare in a jiffy.  It is a wholesome & nutritious meal. It is a one pot meal you can prepare during your busy days & also a great meal to pack for lunch. With a great combination of Raitha & Potato Chips, you will enjoy every bite.

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Ingredients:

* 2 Cups – Rice (I used Sona Masoori) – washed & soaked for 20-30 minutes

* 5 Tsp – Oil

* 2 Tsp – ghee

* 3 Medium Onions

* 4 -5 Medium ripe Tomatoes

* 10-12 garlic (lightly mashed)

* 1 Tsp – Saunf, Fennel seeds

* 6 – 7 numbers Elakkai, Elaichi, Cardamom pods (lightly mashed)

* Curry Leaves

* ½ Tsp – Turmeric powder

* ½ Tsp – Kashmiri Red Chilli powder

* 3 Tsp – Homemade Sambhar Powder or Curry powder

* Green Chillies – 4-5 slit into two

* 1 cup – Avarekalu / Mochai (deshelled) / you can also use fresh green peas.

* 3 ½ Cups – Water

* 1 Tbsp – Coriander chopped

Salt to taste

Method:

*Wash 2 cups rice & soak in water for 20-30 minutes.

* Heat a pressure cooker, add oil & ghee.

* In low heat fry Saunf, elaichi, curry leaves, garlic, green chillies.

* In medium heat add onions & sauté well, add salt & cook till it is translucent.

* Add turmeric mix well.

* Add tomatoes sauté well, add salt, cover & cook till the tomatoes are soft.

* Add 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder.

* Add 3 Tsp Homemade Sambhar powder or Curry powder. Sauté well.

*Add the rice and mix well with a silicon or wooden spoon. Please mix gently as the rice may break.

* Add 3 ½ glass water mix well, add salt if required.

* Close the pressure cooker & after one whistle turn off gas, let the pressure reduce completely. Then open the cooker.

* Add 1 tsp ghee, 1 tsp coriander chopped. Mix well (gently).

* Ready to serve. Our suggested combo is Onion Raitha & store bought Potato Chips.

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