Tomato Rice in Karnataka style :
What are the Ingredients required to make tomato rice ?
For The Masala :
1. 2 tbsps of refined oil.
2. 6 dry red chillies
3. 2 tsp coriander seeds
4. 1 tbsp Bengal gram)
5. 1 tsp black lentils
6. 1/4 tsp fenugreek leaves and seeds
7. 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
8. 2 tbsp grated dry coconut
For Seasoning :
1. 3/4 cup tomato pulp
2. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3. salt to taste
4. 1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
5. 2 tsp ghee
6. 1 tsp mustard seeds
7. 3 tbsp peanuts
8. 6 to 7 curry leaves
9. 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
10. 1/2 cup chopped onions
11. 2 1/2 cups cooked rice
How to Prepare Tomato Rice in Karnataka style ?
For the masala :
1.Heat the oil in a medium sized pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the flavor comes out, while stirring continuously. Keep it aside.
2.When it gets cooled , blend in a mixer grinder to a fine powder. Keep it aside.
3.Combine the tomato pulp, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or till the mixture thickens, while stirring continuously.
4.Add the prepared masala, mix well and simmer for a minute. Keep aside.
Heat the oil and ghee in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
For Seasoning :
5.When the seeds crackle, add the peanuts and curry leaves and sauté on a slow flame till the peanuts turn light brown in colour while stirring continuously.
6.Add the green chillies and onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
7.Add the cooked tomato pulp, rice and salt if required, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes. Serve it hot.
Yummy Hot Tomato Rice in Karnataka style is ready to eat!!