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:

  1. Awesome. Love the colour and the flavour.

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Delicious and tasty flavorful Tomato rice looks so inviting!

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  8. great click and yummy flavors

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  9. Simply awesome. Love the addition of ajwain.

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  10. 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

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  11. Healthy and flavorful rice variety Priya

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

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  13. healthy rice recipe. looks wonderful.

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

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

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  16. Lovely colour.. flavourful...

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  17. Sounds so flavorful and delicious.

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

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  19. Lovely use of carom seeds n yummy perfect one pot meal,Priya!!
    Erivum Puliyum

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  20. Rich in Color and looks Delicious, Priya!!

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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  21. Mmm... can imagine the aroma... wish you could send to our event this month..
    Serve It - Pressure Cooked/Slow Cooked

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  22. sounds delicious,looks delicious

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  23. Inviting rice !! delicious combo too !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Spring Seasonal Food

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  24. Welcome back Priya,deliciously made.

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  25. 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!!

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  26. flavorful rice ...Looks so colorful and yummy

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