Making a healthy lunchbox every day is a challenge for mommies. I like tomato rice but not the typical South Indian one ( would post that one soon). I like it somewhere between pulav and sadam. This version is loved by kiddo so i try to make it more regularly .This recipe comes handy as it can be made in as less as 20 minutes. Packed with the goodness of tomatoes and subtly flavored this one is a regular in my weekly lunch box meal
Here goes the recipe:
2 cups Basmati Rice
1 tbsp Ghee +Oil
I cup Onions finely sliced
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped finely.
2 Large sized tomatoes riped ones
1 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of hing
1 tsp each Turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder Pav bhaji Masala
A handful of coriander leaves.
Cook the rice till the grains separate and allow it to cool until further use.
Heat the oil + ghee in a pan and add the mustard seeds and hing
When the mustard pops , add the finely sliced onion along with the green chilies, slit.
Let the onions saute to a golden brown and then add the garlic, and turmeric, red chili, pav bhaji masala. Saute for a while longer (30 seconds or so) for the garlic to get toasted.
Add the chopped tomatoes to this and cook on low flame.
When the tomatoes begin to cook and turn soft, help it along by smashing it with your ladle.
In about 5-7 minutes, you should have a mushy tomato paste mixture. Add salt at this stage and turn off the heat.
Mix in the cooked rice. Add some first and see if the rice is flavored right for you. Add rice suiting your taste or mild/ spicy
Mix well and let the rice sit for 30 minutes at least before serving.
Garnish with coriander and serve alongside curd and chips.