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Thursday, August 5, 2010

TOMATO RICE ( 6 types) / TOMATO PULAO


This is the Tomato rice made from Tomato thokku version 2 with some store-bought chips.
You can try various easy types of tomato rice as mentioned below.
NOTE: Cooked basmati rice can be substituted instead of cooked rice.

TYPE 1:

Mix cooked rice and Tomato thokku Version 1 OR Version 2 alongwith a spoon of ghee.

TYPE 2:

Heat a spoon of oil, saute onions till translucent, add some tomato thokku (Version 1 OR Version 2) saute for a minute, add cooked rice, a pinch of salt and mix well.

TYPE 3:

Heat a spoon of oil, saute onions till translucent, add some tomato thokku (Version 1 OR Version 2) and a spoon of garam masala. Saute for a minute, add cooked rice, a pinch of salt and mix well.

TYPE 4:

Heat a spoon of oil, add whole spices (bay leaves, elaichi, cloves and cinnamon). Now add onions and saute onions till translucent, add some tomato thokku (Version 1 or Version 2). Saute for a minute, add cooked rice, a pinch of salt and mix well.

TYPE 5:

Cook basmati rice in coconut milk. Heat a spoon of ghee, add whole spices (bay leaves, elaichi, cloves and cinnamon) and onions. Saute till onions are translucent, add some tomato thokku (Version 1 OR Version 2). Saute for a minute, add cooked basmati rice, a pinch of salt and mix well.

TYPE 6: (COMMON METHOD)

INGREDIENTS:

Cooked rice- 2 cups (Basmati or raw rice)
Tomatoes - 3
Onion - 1
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp.
Urad dal – ½ tsp.
Chenna dal – ½ tsp.
Hing – a pinch
Green chillies – 2
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coriander leaves – few
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Ghee - 1 teaspoon

METHOD:

In a kadai, heat oil & ghee, add mustard seeds. When they splutter add urad dal, chenna dal, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and hing. When golden brown, add chopped onions and saute till translucent. Now add chopped tomatoes and saute till the moisture is absorbed. Switch off the stove. Add cooked rice, and little salt. Gently turn it around and mix well without breaking the rice grains. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

38 comments :

  1. Looking the rice in coconut is nice idea..wonderful recipe

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  2. Nice recipes and its variations,looks delicious..

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  3. True tomato rice is one versatile recipe that each can be unique.That is a lovely sum up of six variations. I am interested in the green crisps too.

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  4. thats what I call versatility of a dish! Awesome!

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  5. Wowwwwwwwww...wonderful recipes.. thank you very much :)

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  6. Thats quite a lot of varieties... I like more when rice is cooked in coconut milk.

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  7. Love the variations....Simply Superb...Thanks...

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  8. Nice recipes and also easy to follow for today's working women. Thank You for posting this delicious dish.

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  9. delicious tomato rice..liked idea adding coconut milk..:)

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  10. Thats my very fav rice.. and looks very tempting. I too makes almost these types.... anymethod the tomato rice is awesome.

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  11. Amazing . .and wow ..wot a detailed writeup on tomato rice and thokku..
    I m sure to try the thokku...

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  12. One of the quick n yummiest rice..cute presentation...

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  13. Excellent looking Tomato Rice. Nice Color as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Very detail on tomato rice.....love to give it a try....looks yum....

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  15. Wow..luks delicious and very simple...

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  16. Hi Shantiji,
    Its just superb!! I loved these!
    Thanks

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  17. wow Shanthi, I am drooling over all 6 types. I too do this, which is mix thokku in warm rice with a spoon of oil and yum, yum, yum !!!

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  18. Quick and yummy rice and so many variation..one cooked with coconut sounds different..thanks for sharing.

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  19. thats super and lovely and mouth watering tomato rice.

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  20. thanks for sharing various methods of maing tomato rice..adding tomato thokku sounds so easy and good..

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  21. Tomato rice is one of my most favorite rice varieties. Feels so nostalgic abt it. Mom used to pack this to school always :) All the versions are equally yummy :)

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  22. one of my fav.....easy and yummy...thanks for sharing

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  23. Shanti aunty i can see those poatato wafers too... i love it:)
    nd rice is so simple to make :)

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  24. wooo thats great number of version...

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  25. I love tomato rice in any format and this is the first time seeing it in 6 forms... just love it mam...

    First time visit here and love your space....

    Added yours to my blog list... when you find time do visit my blog... thanks...

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  26. thats a very nice way to write a recipe ! loved the variations ! :)

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  27. wow!! six types!! you have a great space, following you

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  28. Loved your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog
    http://www.rice-n-spice.blogspot.com/
    Nutan

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  29. Wow 6 versions of tomato rice...gr8.

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  30. Thats so cool,6 varieties of tomato rice and one place,I will try the thokku version soon :)

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  31. Hi Shanti...
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    You have a wonderful blog and these varieties of tomato rice are just amazing . What is the green thing seen in the picture , looks like a fry.

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  32. Hey shanti thanks for visiting my space....wow 6 variations.....super.....wonderful collections :) Happy to follow u !!

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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