Tomato rice also known as tomato bath, plays a vital role in south indian cuisine.Every thali served in south india, has tomato rice.So lets get in to the very basic method of preparing tomato rice.....
For preparing 2 cup of tomato rice, u can take 1 onions ,3 tomatoes (big ) ,5 to 6 chilles and 4 to 5 pods of garlic.
Chop onions,tomatoes and slit the chillies.Garlic can be crushed.
Basmati rice ( 2 cup) is boiled with 1 spoon of oil.This oil makes the rice non-sticky and once the rice is boiled, transfer it to another container.
In a pan,splatter some whole garam masalas (cinnamon,cardaman,cloves)and curry leaves.Add the onion and saute till light brown.Add the chillies and crushed garlic and fry it for a minute.Now add tomatoes.Always add salt to cooking in a regular basis, instead of adding it in the end.Once the tomatoes are cooked, add chilli pwdr,turmeric pwdr and mix it well.When the raw smell of the masala is gone ,add water to the mixture and let it boil till the oil ooses out.Then add the gravy to the rice and garnish with cilantro.Here i hav served with yam fry and raitha.
Tomato rice and raitha goes very well.This tomato rice can also done in cooker, where we put all. ingredients together and pressure cook it