Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spiced Tomato Coconut Rice

Are we talking about quick cooking!? Yes, We are!

Being a south Indian all my friends ask me to cook lemon rice, curd rice, tamarind rice, coconut rice & tomato rice for them quite often. 

This time I had some time to click the pic so here comes my recipe for some 
Spiced Tomato Coconut Rice.

This serves as one of the tangy tasty filling dishes for dinner.

There are variations to this which I will keep posting. 




However, for this one all you need is:

  • 1 cup dessicated Coconut
  • 4 ripe medium tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups rice
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsps  Roasted Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Urad dal/White lentil
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder 
  • 4 ground pepper
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil/Ghee - for cooking


Method:
Boil the rice & keep aside.
Now heat a pan & add some ghee. Throw in the mustard seeds & when they start to splutter add the urad dal. As soon as it gets golden add the green chilies & the tomatoes to it. Ensure that the tomatoes are cut very thin. It will quicken the cooking process & make it pasty very easily. Cover to cook.
The oil can be seen in the sides so it is now ready for the coconut in it. Saute & add turmeric powder, ground pepper & salt to this. Within a minute add the peanuts & the boiled rice to this & your Tomato Coconut rice is all set to be served with Garlic Rasam & Papad.

Note:
Turmeric Powder/Coconut & Peanuts are optional
You may add a dash of Ginger garlic paste if you wish
You may add curry leaves too - I didn't have fresh ones
You can carry this in your lunch box too
You cant keep this for long as coconut gets spoilt easily - not good for long journeys



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