Tomato rice is a very delicious and simple to prepare recipe. Pureed tomatoes are sauted with spices and then added to rice.
2 cups Rice
5 to 6 Tomatoes (cut into pieces)
2 medium Onion (cut into pieces)
6 to 8 Green chilies (slit)
1 tsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 piece Ginger (grated)
4 flakes Garlic (grated)
1 piece Cinnamon
3 tbsp Oil/butter/ghee
Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes, drain the water completely and keep it aside.
Chop tomatoes and cut onions lengthwise.
Heat oil in a pan, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cardamon. Fry for a few seconds and then add thinly sliced onions.
Saute till onions become slightly golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chillies, mint leaves, half of coriander leaves, salt (approximately 2 tsp and little more) needed and garam masala powder. Cook till tomatoes become mushy.
Add the drained rice, 2 cups of hot water,(check for salt now by tasting the water) and transfer it to a container and pressure cook for 3 whistles.When the pressure subsides, open it and fluff it with a fork. Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.
If using rice cooker, transfer the contents to a rice cooker, switch on and cook till done.