Fried rice

Tomato rice


3 and 1/2 cups basmati rice

2 large tomatoes chopped

1/2 onion chopped

4 green chillies slit lengthwise

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

10 sprigs of coriander leaves chopped

1/2 tbsp jeera

3 cardammon

3 cloves

1″ piece cinnamon

Pinch of turmeric

1 tbsp chilli powder

1/4 tsp coriander powder

Salt to taste

1 tsp biryani masala (optional)

7 tbsp oil

1 tbsp butter

6 and 1/2 cups water

Tomato rice
Tomato rice


  • Soak rice for 30-45 mts.
  • Heat the oil and butter.
  • Add jeera, cardamon, clove and cinnamon.
  • After they brown up a little, add onions, chillies and cilantro.
  • Let the onion brown up a little and add ginger garlic paste.
  • Fry for few seconds and turmeric and tomatoes.
  • Keep the lid on and cook the tomatoes thoroughly.
  • Add all the powders and fry for a minute.
  • Add all the water.
  • Boil for 1 or 2 mts and add rice.
  • Keep the lid and cook the rice.
  • Once the rice is almost cooked reduce the flame to low and complete the cooking.
  • Enjoy with cool raitha and wedge of lemon.

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