The main ingredients of this recipe is Tomato.Its a very simple dish..I usually prefer this for my husband's lunch.Its an easy recipe and also its not required any side dish.Simply we can have it or just add a pickle, curd or raitha..
Cooking time 10-15 minute
Price of the tomato- 99cent/pound
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
For making the masala
Tomato - 1
Onion- 1/2 portion
Ginger -1 small portion
Garlic - 1or 2 cloves
Green Chili - 1number
Turmeric Powder - 1tsp
Chili powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder -1/2 tsp (Optional)
Salt - to taste
Channa dal- 1 tsp
Urd dal - 1 tsp
Mustard seed- 1tsp
Red chili- 1 number
Curry leaves - 4 leaves
Oil - 2tsp
step1 :Cook the rice thoroughly...(do not overcook if you overcook,the rice will be sticky).Keep it aside
step 2 : Heat a pan pour some oil When it get heated add the Ginger garlic and green chili ,Once it get sauteed add the Onions..
Step 3: When the onions get brown color add the tomato .Stir well ..Once the tomato get half cooked add the powders into it.add the desired amount of salt too.
Step4: Let it cook for almost 5 minutes.transfer the tomato masala to the bowl
Step 5.Pour some oil into the pan,(Use the same pan for seasoning too)...Once the oil get heated add the mustard seed, Once it get spluttered add Channa dal and urd dal..let it fry for some time then add the red chili and curry leaves.finally add the cooked tomato masala.stir well.
Step 6: Add the cooked rice into it ...let it cook for 1-2 minute...stir well....garnish the dish with some coriander leaves..
Points to ponder
- Do not overcook the rice
- cook the tomato thoroughly.
- If you like spicy add more green chili otherwise add more red chili power