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Monday, January 12, 2009

Tomato Rice


Ripe Tomatoes : 2 big (finely chopped)
Onion : 1 medium, chopped lengthwise
Fresh Peas : 1/2 cup, boiled
Cinnamon : 1" piece
Chana dal (Kadalai paruppu): 2 tsp
Coriander seeds (Dhania) : 2 tsp
Red Chillies : 4
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Juice of 1 medium lime
Gingelly oil
Salt to taste

  1. Cook rice and allow to cool.
  2. Take 2 tsp oil in a pan and add chana dal, coriander seeds, red chillies and cinnamon and saute till slightly brown. Allow to cool and grind to a fine powder.
  3. Take oil in a pan and saute onions till slightly brown.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook till mashed up and blended well with the onions.
  5. Add ground powder and salt and mix well. Add peas.
  6. When oil starts oozing out of the mixture, turn off flame. Add lime juice.
  7. Mix well with the cooled rice. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Tip: To cook fresh peas, put in a cup and mix a little salt just enough for the peas and pressure cook while cooking rice. Do not add any water to the peas. This way they will retain their shape and won't get mashed up.

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