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Tomato Aval

posted 4 Sep 2014, 08:55 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 8 Sep 2014, 18:52 ]
Tomato Aval can also be called as Tomato Rice. The pressed rice or Poha gives a wonderful texture while making this dish. 

Ingredients:
Poha - 1 cup (Brown Poha is good for health, if it is not available, regular thick poha can be used)
Tomato Puree - 1/2 cup or Tomato - 1 no big or 2 no small
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 1 medium sized (optional)
Onion - 1 big
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup
Green Chilly - 1 no.
Red Chilly - 2 nos.
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Bengal gram - 1 tbsp
Full Urad dal - 1 tbsp (optional)
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp

Method:
Add salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice to the poha and sprinkle 1/4 cup water and mix well. Let it soak for about 15 mins. Pressure cook green peas, dice carrots to big cubes and pressure cook that too along with the peas. Chop curry leaves, coriander leaves and mint leaves finely. Chop onions into thin slices. If you are using tomatoes chop it finely. Chop the green chillies and cut the red chillies into two. 

In a pan heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter, add bengal gram, urad dal and fry it slightly. Add the curry leaves, green chillies, red chillies and onions and saute well. When onion becomes glassy, add chopped tomatoes (if  you are using tomatoes) and saute for a while then add peas and carrot. If you are using tomato puree, add it after adding peas and carrot. Mix everything well. Add the soaked poha to it and mix thoroughly. Better use the handle of a laddle or wooden one to mix it. Check for salt and adjust it. 

Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves. 

Serve with Onion Raitha 1 or 2 of your choice or with Chips. 
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