Thursday, August 23, 2007

Tomato Rice Oriya Style

RCI : Oriyya was nearing its deadline and I didn't have anything to contribute. So when I checked the sites given by swad, this seems to be easiest that I can prepare....I adapted the recipe from here.

This is also my contribution to JFI: Rice hosted by Sharmi

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Oriya

Tomatoes - 2 medium
Methi leaves - 2- 3 tablespoons chopped
Basmati Rice, uncooked - 1 1/2 cups
Ghee (clarified butter) - 2 tbsp
Fresh/Dried Peas - 1 cup

Masalas to be pasted:
Onion - 1 small
Garlic pods - 2-3
Ginger 1" piece
Cloves 1-2
Cinnamon 1 stick
Cardamom pod 1
Green chilies 3-4
Salt to taste

Onion sliced finely - 1
Bay leaves, crushed - 2-3
red chili powder - 2 tsp.
turmeric - a pinch
Dhania powder - 2 tsp.
Cumin powder - 1 tsp.

Method to prepare

Heat some oil in a cooker, once its hot add the bay leaves.

Then add the sliced onions and fry for a while. Once they are translucent, add the onion paste and fry till the mixture turns brown and Oil comes out.

Now add the chopped tomato and methi leaves. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the spices and keep frying for a minute. Finally add the rice and Peas. Fry it for 3 minutes.

Add 2 - 2 1/2 cups of water, (it depends on rice quality) Add salt to taste.

Cover with cooker lid and put it on 1 whistle in pressure cooker.

Can be served with raita or mint chutney.

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archana said...

The rice has got a lovely colour because of tomato. Nice recipe and good entry :)

Raaga said...

Lovely Valli... even I was thinking of something like this. Mine will wait till tomorrow... no time today.

Vcuisine said...

Nice recipe with tomato Valli. Viji

Lakshmi said...

Hi Sri..chaala colorfullga undi rice ;) sure hubby dear must be sitting there with his sleeves folded to eat. 1..2..3..Photo clicked and there you go...hahahaa I am trying to imagine the scene :)).

Lia said...

i wanna try this on weekend, thanks!

Cinnamon said...

Looks delicious with lovely color!!!

Isha said...

wow ur tomato rice so tempting, its makes me drooling over.

Asha said...

At last!! Looks gorgeous. See, it's not that hard ,is it? Good that you made it!:)

Pooja V said...

You have got a lovely blog here. This is my first visit to the blog. But i will be a regular here now.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Looks yummmmmmm Valli :-)

Richa said...

wow! methi must add a lovely flavor, would like to try it sometime. said...

Looks yummy! I love tomato rice, I will bookmark.


Padma said...

Lovely recipe, I make this form my DH for his lunch boxe but lil different from yours...hey I think am gonna miss ur m/w event and so is RCI Orissa too...

Tee said...

So easy to make and so flavorful! This is a good entry for both the events.

Prajusha said...

tomato rice looks delicious and colorful.Great Entry!

Srivalli said...

Thanks archana...

Thanks Raaga...will check yours when you publish

Thanks Viji

hahha...yes.Lakshmi ..he was waiting for me to finish my photo session

Sure...pls do and let me know Lia

Thanks Cinnamon

Glad I did Isha

Yes Asha...I was hoping I will atleast send one entry...but for your RCI: Kar...will send as many as possible...

Thanks for the nice comments...Pooja...please do visit again.

Thanks Sirisha

Yes Richa..pls do..

Thanks so much Kanchana, will be glad if you do..

Thats bad...Padma ..should I extend the date so that you can participate?

Thanks Tee

Thanks Prajusha

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