Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tomato Rice With Microwave-d Paapad /Tamatar Rice
A satiating and delightful combo of tomato rice and Lightly Toasted MW Paapad.
The tomato rice recipe is from Pravs of Simply Spicy Blog. Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe, Pravs! The recipe has been slightly moderated to suit my pantry.
2 cups sona mussorie rice
3 cups water
2-3 big tomatoes chopped
1 tbspn ginger-garlic paste
1 medium onion chopped
1 green chilli
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 sprig curry leaves (kadipatta)
1 tbspn cooking oil
Salt to taste
Wash and keep the rice aside.(Basmati can also be used for this.)
In a kadhai, heat oil, splutter the jeera, saunf, add chopped chilli, ginger-garlic paste, stir till golden brown. Add the onions, stir further till the onions are browned, add the tomatoes and cook them till they are mashed. Mix in the salt.
Pour the water, once it starts boiling rapidly, add the washed rice. Let it boil and then simmer.
Cover and cook till done.
Serve with pickle and paapad.
I have used micro wave to toast the paapads. The main reason is it is oil-free and in shape gets evenly toasted!!
Method : Slightly brush the paapads with half tsp oil on both sides.(This step is optional, I do not use oil at all) On the turntable place on high power, for 35 sec. Wait for half a minute, turn it the other side, mw high again for 35 sec or till done. Oil is optional..I have not used any oil. This makes for nice sour and tangy dinner.
BELATED HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL OF YOU!!!!!!