As this is the tomato season here, we are preparing so many dishes out of tomato. Tomato is my favourite, even when the season is not there I use of plenty of tomato. Its better to use tomato in the place of tamarind. Here is the recipe for tomato Rice
Rice - 2 cups(I used Basmati)
Tomato(Fully Ripe) - 7
Onion - 2 sliced thin
Green Chillies - 2 split
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon clove and fennel seeds - as per your spice level
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Soak the Basmati Rice for 15 mins
In a kadai, heat the ghee and add the spices and onion. Saute well till it becomes translucent.
Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
Then add the tomatoes and saute till it becomes soft. Add the powders and mix well.
Now add the rice and mix well.
If you like you can also add coconut milk. Otherwise add the required water and salt. Mix well and transfer the contents to a rice cooker.
Once cooked garnish it with pudhina leaves. Serve hot with onion raitha.