June 14, 2012

Hot & Spicy Tomato Rice

One of our favorite recipe... easy to cook lunch.I have tried a lot of recipes for a perfect recipe. After a lot of trials i have perfected this recipe.


White Rice (cooked) - 1 cup
Ripe tomatoes - 2 nos
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Whole red chilly - 6-7 nos( as per your heat level)
Whole coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida/ hing - 1 pinch
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
White sesame seed - 1 tbsp
shallots- 1 nos
Salt - to taste


  • Broil ( dry roast) 1 tbsp of channa dal, 1 tbsp of white sesame seed, 1 tbsp of  coriander seeds,3-5 whole red chillies in low flame for few minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add a pinch of asafoetida and blend everything to a fine paste until smooth.
  • Mean while crackle mustard in oil, add remaining red chilly ,urad dal , curry leaves and chopped shallots.
  • Once Shallots becomes transparent add chopped tomatoes.
  • When the tomatoes get cooked and looses its raw smell add the grounded masala paste.
  • Add Water if the masala paste is thick and cook until it boils or till it start to reduce.
  • Mix in salt , rice and combine well
  • Serve hot with Pappadams or Ullapams.

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