Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tomato Rice - Bachelor Recipe

How many times do we come home tired ready to slip into the sofa - waiting for some invisible fairy to cook hot hot food for us ?? (Mostly the invisible fairy is good old mom ha!).

I remember the times when I was working in India, my amma used to have all food cooked and ready. She would beat the eggs for the omelette but not make it until I reached home. Within the time I freshened up, she would make the omelette, so that it is hot hot when I eat. Hmmmm !!

Well, now that we are no more privileged to be eating mom's food, being so far away - Recipes that dont require us to chop a lot or to have a constant eye while cooking are the ones that are life-savers at such times. This tomato rice is one such dish and I got this recipe from a Bachelor friend of mine. Its so easy all you need is some left-over cooked rice and everyday ingredients in the pantry. Most of us one time or the other would have made this recipe. Nothing new about it.

Anyways for those us who have not done it, here is the recipe
- half a medium size onion chopped
- two medium sized tomato chopped
- one cubed potato ( optional )
- garam masala powder 1 tsp
- chilli powder half tsp
- ginger garic paste 1 tsp
- for tempering : 1 inch cinnamon stick, two cloves, 2 tsp urad dal or split black gram, 2 tsp channa dal or bengal gram, 1 tsp mustard
- Left over rice - a cup.
Tomato rice with a dollop of mint chutney
Tomato rice with a dollop of mint chutney

1. Temper one tsp oil with all the ingredients for tempering.
2. add onion, potato, garammasala, ginger-garlic paste, chillipowder and saute for a couple of minutes
3. Add chopped tomato and saute for 2 minutes
4. Close with a lid and cook for 5 to 8 minutes in low-flame
5. Increase the heat to medium and cook until all the water from the tomato is absorbed.
6. Add to cooled rice and mix well. Enjoy !!


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