Tomato rice is one of the best rice dish in my opinion. Because it gives a very tangy taste and i love it. Even in my family also every one likes it. When i got newly married i was not sure to pack this rice for my hubby in his lunch bcoz i had no idea whether he will like it or not. Few months back i wanted to give something different for his lunch. Without telling him i packed tomato rice for his lunch box and he liked it very much and he requested me to give tomato rice very often. My recipe is very different from a usual tomato rice. Do try and let me know..
2cup Raw rice
3tbsp green peas
1 Bay leaf, 1 Cinnamon stick, 2 Cardamoms, 2 dry red chillie
2 Onions, 2 green chillies (finely sliced)
1 1/2tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 hand full of mint leaves
1tsp Kasoori methi
1tsp red chili powder, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder
Tomato 3 (large red tomatoes, finely chopped)
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish)
Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin, cinnamon, cardamoms and bay leaf stir fry 30 secs. Add the sliced onions and saute for 3mts. Add green chili, ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves and kasoori methi and saute for 4-5 mts. Add red chili powder turmeric and coriander powder and mix. Add chopped tomatos, curd, green peas and salt to taste, mix and cook till oil separates. Reduce heat, add the raw rice, mix gentely, then add 3cup of water, close the lid and pressure cook for 3whistles (1 in high flame 2 in low flame)
Remove onto a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve warm with raita or any curry of your choice.