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Tomato Rice Without Garlic

posted 14 Nov 2012, 16:34 by R A   [ updated 14 Nov 2012, 16:36 ]
Tomato rice can be done in different ways. Many dont like the taste of masalas and garlic while having this delicay. Here is a method to make tomato rice without garlic.

Tomato - 1/2  kg (Red ripe, banglore vareity)
Green Chilly - 2 to 3 nos
Onion - 2 nos (medium size)
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
Rice - 2 cups
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Bengal Gram Dal - 2 tbsp
Broken Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Asafodeita - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp

Pressure cook rice with 4 cups of water and spread it on a plate. Add ghee to it and mix well with the handle of a laddle so that the rice dont break.

In a pan heat oil and when it splutters add bengal gram, broken urad dal and asafodeita. Slit green chillies and add it to the pan. Chop onion finely and add it to the pan and when it turns glassy add finely chopped tomates. Mix well. Add turmeric powder, salt and mash well. Add half a cup of water, reduce the flame and cover it with a lid. Cook for about 5 mins, remove the plate and mash well so that all the tomatoes have become soft and tender and is in a semi puree form.

Remove from flame and add little by little to the rice spread in the plate and mix so that all the grains are coated with the cooked tomato paste. If needed a bit more of salt can be added after tasting it.