Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tomato Rice


I cannot believe the summer is almost over, it seemed like just yesterday that it even began and already the sun seems to be setting sooner, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature is definitely cooler. Before we know it, it will be time to grab the sweaters or jackets. So to make the most of these last few warm days, I find myself occasionally turning towards one dish meals that save time and allow me more time outdoors. One such recipe that I stumbled upon here on jugalbandis site was for a tomato rice that seemed like quite a departure from the one I usually make.

Curious to see how this one tastes, I tried it soon after I first saw it on the site. I adapted this recipe, used brown basmati rice instead of white, used a much smaller quantity of peanuts and ground it with the masala and followed the rest of the recipe pretty much close to how I found it. The verdict...this was a very flavorful and simple rice and I absolutely loved how it tasted,this version of tomato rice is my new favorite and I cannot wait to make this again.


Tomato Rice 4



Ingredients and Method to make Tomato Rice

1 1 /4 cup brown basmati rice soaked in 2 cups of water
1 large onion (cut fine)
2 large tomatoes (yielded approximately 2 cups of cut tomatoes)
salt to taste

For the masala
1 tbsp split chick pea (chana dhal)
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1 tbsp brown sesame seeds
1 tbsp coriander seeds (dhania)
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
2 whole dry red chillies (or according to taste)

For seasoning
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp split black gram lentil (udad dhal)
1/2 tsp split chick pea (chana dhal)
2 Thai or Indian variety green chillies (or according to taste)

Wash and drain brown basmati. Then soak brown basmati rice in approximately 2 cups of water for at least 30 minutes.

Cook this rice either in a pressure cooker or a rice cooker until done and keep aside. ( I used a rice cooker)

Dry roast each of the ingredients mentioned in the masala list seperately and keep aside. When cool, powder all of these ingredients together in a spice grinder or coffee grinder until fine.

Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds, split black gram lentil, and split chick pea to this and stir a few times until the mustard seeds start to splutter and split black gram lentil and split chick pea start to become reddish. Add green chillies and stir for a few seconds.
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Add cut onions and saute until the onions turn transparent.

Add tomatoes and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.

Then add the cooked rice, salt to taste and the powdered masala and mix well

Serve hot with chips/ papad and raita or curry of choice.

Serves approximately 2 to 3

37 comments :

Gita said...

THis is very different from my usual tomato rice...the ground ingredients sounds very interesting Usha :)

lata raja said...

However many versions there are for tomato rice, it is indeed one keeper recipe for quickfix and one dish meal. Totally new masala powder. Am waiting to try this version!

Indhu said...

delicious tomato rice Usha.. love the masala ingredients!

Vidhya said...

rice looks yum. Great that u use brown rice for most of your recipes...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks yumm!..its my fav!

Prathibha said...

brown basmati..sounds good n healthy...
tomato rice looks yummy

Sharmilee! :) said...

Your version of tomato rice is quite different and sounds gud!

Varsha Vipins said...

I make it almost the same usha..looks really yum..Its like a comfy food for me sometimes..just have it with some raita n its sooo nice..:)

Vibaas said...

looks yum. it's little different from how i make. i will try your version too.

Priya said...

Delicious rice, loved ur version of tomato rice with brown basmati rice definitely healthy and tasty dish!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicous and comforting food.

Valarmathi said...

Looks yumm......

kahliyalogue said...

HI Usha!
This sounds like a delicous wholesome rice recipe! With your choice of brown rice and these spices it seems so apropriate for the Autumn season gradually setting in..I Love rice especially in the colder months,and Ive never yet tried preparing with masala..I do believe its about ime for me to try! :) Mia

Chitra said...

This is absolutely new to me..Looks nice..Last week i prepared tomato rice..I love this rice a lot.Will try ur version soon :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

I have some brown rice laying in....will try this soon....that's an healthy twist to the tomato rice...nice pic...

Shaista Tabrez said...

new and different recipe..looks great

Parita said...

Tasty and yummy!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

love tomato rice...love the addition of peanuts..

Sireesha said...

Your version of tomato rice is quite different and sounds very tasty tasty...

indosungod said...

Usha, I feel the chill and getting a little worried that the good days are not being put to better use.

Tomato rice with powdered peanuts is a new one.

indosungod said...

Usha, I feel the chill and getting a little worried that the good days are not being put to better use.

Tomato rice with powdered peanuts is a new one.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Makes me drool, looks awesome Usha!

A_and_N said...

I love mixed rices, and the tomato rice here is no exception :)

Cham said...

Adding ground masala for tomato rice should be definetly tasty!

Uma said...

looks absolutely yummy :)

sowmya.s said...

very different recipe..love the ingredients you have added...

Curry Leaf said...

It sure is different from the version I make too.Looks great Usha.Never tried brown basmati

miss v said...

tomato sauce is one of my favourite rice toppings. i love the peanuts in this!

Anu said...

Delicious tomato rice!! Love the addition of chick pea and peanuts..

Ana Powell said...

Nor can I.
Soon it will be Winter, cold and dark.
Lovely recipe to cheer us up.
Have a lovely weekend x

Vegetation said...

We're heading into summer here and having some lovely days. They're dotted with freezing one's still though!

Mmmm this rice looks lovely!

Anil Menon said...

my favorite recipe.... just too yummy....thanx

dejamo said...

Hi Usha,

This looks delicious and I am going to have to make it soon.

I do have a question - I've never soaked my brown rice before, what is the purpose for that? Does it make it cook faster? I usually just cook mine on the stove-top because I don't have a pressure cooker or a rice cooker. Would you still soak it?

Soma said...

I can't believe it either & I am not ready to let summer go away! Such an aromatic tomato rice. i have never used methi in it. I recently made a green tomato rice:-)

jayasri said...

wow, I have used channa dal,urad dal,coriander,peanuts & even fenugreek seeds, I noticed there is no urad dal and you have used brown sesame seeds in the masala, what is this ? can you tell me, and I have never cooked brown basmathi rice, my friend was saying that it takes a lot of time to get cooked is it true? can you tell me about it please. Must give this recipe a try next time. I love any kind of rice and your pic is quite tempting

Supriya Nair said...

Lovely, Colorful, and Delighting recipes yu have on your blog. Loved your blog!

Muraligeetham said...

good recipe..

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