Easy Tomato Rice
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
To Grind
  • Ginger- 1 inch slice
  • Garlic- 3 cloves
  • Green chilies- 3
  • Whole cardamom- 2
  • Whole cloves- 2
  • Whole cinnamon- 2 inch slice
For cooking
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 3
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- 1¼ tsp
  • Basmati Rice- 2 cups
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. In a blender or food processor, coarsely grind the above mentioned ingredients 'to grind'.
  2. Place a pressure cooker over medium heat, add ghee.
  3. Add the ground mixture, saute till golden.
  4. Add chopped onion, season with ½ tsp salt and saute till onion turns golden.
  5. Add tomatoes, cook till tomatoes are slightly mashed.
  6. Add Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and ¾ tsp more salt.
  7. Combine well and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add basmati rice, saute for a minute.
  9. Add water and chopped cilantro, combine well.
  10. Cover the pressure cooker with its lid and place the whistle over it.
  11. Cook for 20 minutes till 1 or 2 whistles.
  12. Remove the cooker from the heat, let the pressure subside and open the lid.
  13. Let the tomato rice cool down for 5 minutes.
  14. Serve along with raita, pappad and pickle.
If you don't have pressure cooker, you could make this in a saucepan.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/easy-tomato-rice/