Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ajwain Tomato Rice

If you love ajwain seeds aka carom seeds flavour in your foods like me, this yummy flavourful tomato rice is for you..This rice goes for an easy breezy,simple,quick preparation, if you have pressure cooker this rice gets ready in very less time and definitely a flavourful one pot meal to carry either for your lunch or serve as a special rice dish for your sunday's special lunch also why not as main course for a party menu, this rice goes awesome along with any sort of spicy meat side dishes as well as with simple vegetarian side dishes, we had this rice with dry chicken fry and loved it...Sending this healthy rice to my own event Healthy Diet-Easy & Healthy Lunch guest hosted by Jaya of Spice and Curry & to Krithi's Serve it- Pressure Cooked..


2cups Basmati rice (washed & soaked for 15minutes)
2nos Onions (sliced)
6nos Tomatoes (chopped)
4nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Ajwain seeds
1cup Yogurt
2nos Whole spices (bayleaves,cloves, cardamoms & cinnamon stick)
Oil
1/2cup Mint leaves (chopped)
Salt

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker, add immediately the whole spices and fry until they turns brown, now add the sliced onions,chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and slit opened green chillies with salt and saute until the veggies gets well cooked..

Meanwhile dry roast the cumin seeds and ajwain seeds together in a pan and grind as fine powder,keep aside..Now add the red chilly powder,garam masala powder, already prepared cumin-ajwain seeds powder to the veggies and cook for few more minutes, add the yogurt along with 2cups of water to the veggies (add salt if needed) and bring everything to boil..

Finally add the soaked rice to the cooker, give a stir and add the mint leaves, close the cooker with lid and pressure cook until 3hisses..Once the pressure gets released, serve hot the flavourful tomato rice with your favourite side dish..

35 comments:

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome. Love the colour and the flavour.

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

super yummy rice

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy color...yummy flavours dear! So inviting..pass me a plate pls. ;)

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Yes I love ajwain flavour... Morning only cooked tomato rice for lunch. Aaahhh.... Will try this soon....

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect... Parcel pls...... :)

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

That's a different flavor in tomato rice, I like ajwain, will give it a try next time..

Prabha Mani said... Reply To This Comment

Flavourful Rice..Looks colorful!!

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Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Welcome back Priya, Tomato rice with ajwan is very unique. Thanks for sharing.

Alpana said... Reply To This Comment

Ajwain & tomato.......Interesting combo Priya.....Bookmarked.

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and tasty flavorful Tomato rice looks so inviting!

Amruta Pore said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy yummy
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Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and flavorful!

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy rice

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Sailaja said... Reply To This Comment

great click and yummy flavors

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Simply awesome. Love the addition of ajwain.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

welcome back dear....lovely rice. inviting you to join fruit of the month event : http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/fruit-of-month-grapes-event_02.html

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and flavorful rice variety Priya

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious rice recipe..love the flavor of ajwain..

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

healthy rice recipe. looks wonderful.

Nisha said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful looking rice

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

I've never added carom seeds to tomato rice before... very unique.

ramya anand said... Reply To This Comment

How do u come up with such interesting twists to usual recip?

Nitha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely colour.. flavourful...

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds so flavorful and delicious.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Welcome back Priya, rice looks superb. Glad to see you back in action.

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely use of carom seeds n yummy perfect one pot meal,Priya!!
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Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

Rich in Color and looks Delicious, Priya!!

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Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Mmm... can imagine the aroma... wish you could send to our event this month..
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Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Flavoeful and yummy looking rice !!

halal foodie said... Reply To This Comment

sounds delicious,looks delicious

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

Inviting rice !! delicious combo too !!

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Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Welcome back Priya,deliciously made.

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful yummy rice. Healthy also.

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anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

i have a fetish for tomatoes priya as my blog suggests and this is a keeper i m gonna make this soon and devour it with raitha!!

Gayathri Anand said... Reply To This Comment

flavorful rice ...Looks so colorful and yummy