Thursday, 26 September 2013

tomato rice recipe |tomato bhat andhra style |thakalli sadam


Tomato rice is a very delicious and simple recipe. It is made up of ripe tomatoes. Everyone will like the delicious taste of it.

had tasted this rice in andhra in nandini restaurant.since then its a regular recipe in my kitchen



1 cup Regular rice/Basmati rice
 2 onions sliced
2 green chilli sliced
 3 Big ripen tomatoes
 1/2 cup fresh/frozen peas
Chilly powder : 1/2 tspn
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste

5 kaju/cashews fried till brown
1 tsp chopped corriander

10 curry leaves
1 tsp jeera
 1 bay leaf
 3 cloves
 2 green cardamom
 2-3 tbsp ghee

 1 tbsp Coriander seeds/dhaniya
2-3 red chillies (byadige red chillies /Kashmiri red chillies)
1 tbsp badishep/fennel seeds/saunf
 2 tsp grated dry coconut(optional)


1.Wash the rice and soak in water for 10 -15 minutes cook with 2 cups of water till done.add 1 tsp oil & spread in a plate to cool

2. soak red chillies,saunf,dhaniya in water  and grind it to a smooth paste.

3.  In cooker heat the oil,fry cloves,cardamom,jeera  and bay leaf add thinly ,sliced green chillies,curry leaves ,sliced onions , and fry til its pink in colour

4. add ginger-garlic paste,peas add tomatoes,garam masala,chilli powder, ground paste ,salt and cook until it forms a thick pulpy mixture and tomato mixture oozes oil.Add 1 tspn lemon juice

5. mix this tomato mixture gently with cooked rice .take care not to break rice. If using raw uncooked rice then add it to tomato mixture now with 2 cups of water & cook till rice is done.

 6 Garnish with fried kaju and  coriander.

7.Serve hot with spicy baby potato curry , onions and lemon wedges


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