Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tomato Rice with Coriander Raita

Yesterday was really a bad day except for food; my son was the NAUGHTIEST. Every container in the kitchen cabinet was out on the floor. All his toys, TV Remotes, Sketch Pens were scattered. The best part is that he managed to ride his tricycle in between.  I was really tired but wanted to prepare something spicy and easy.  I made Thakkali Sadham (Tomato Rice) and Kothamalli Pachadi (Coriander Raita). My son had it for the first time. He liked the taste; completed his food fast and started again his favourite play, scatter things !!!!!!

And, I have bought a custom Domain recently. So tamilsamayaldiary.blogspot.com is now samayaldiary.com. I think samayaldiary is really apt as I try and post other Indian recipes too.

Here is the recipe:
Ingredients for Tomato Rice:
Tomato (Medium) 3
Onions (Medium) 2
Finely Chopped Ginger and Garlic ¾ tsp each
Cumin Seeds ¼ tsp
Cloves 2
Bay Leaf 1
Cinnamon Stick a very small piece
Sambar Powder 1 tbsp (leveled)
Coriander Leaves few
Rice 1.5 cups (200ml cup)

Cut Tomatoes. Chop Ginger and Garlic into fine pieces. Grind all to a smooth paste.
Chop Onions.

Cook Rice.
In a Pan, heat Oil. Add Cumin Seeds. When they crackle, add  Cloves, Bay Leaf and Cinnamon. When they turn slightly brown, add chopped Onions.
When they turn transclucent, add Tomatoes-Ginger-Garlic Paste, Sambar Powder and Salt. Fry till its raw smell goes off.
Add Rice. Mix well. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.
Serves: 2
Serve with any Raita/Pachadi and /or Egg Fry.

Ingredients for Coriander Raita:
Finely Chopped Coriander ½ cup (200ml cup)
Yogurt ½ cup (200ml cup)
Cumin Powder 2-3 pinch

Combine Chopped Coriander and Yoghurt in a bowl.  Add Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix well.
Serves: 2


Sangeetha M said...

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