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'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Monday, June 27, 2011

Tomato Rice


  1. Basmati rice - 2 cups
  2. Onion - 1 big(chopped)
  3. Tomato - 2(chopped)
  4. Greenchilly - 3 (2 chopped , 1 cut lenghwise)
  5. Black pepper corns - 5-6
  6. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tspn
  7. Chilly powder - 1tspn
  8. Ghee / oil - 1 tspn
  9. Whole red chilly - 1
  10. Mustard seeds
  11. Curry leaves
  12. Water - 3 cups

How to make

Heat a pressure cooker. Put ghee in it. Add cumin seeds, pepper corns , onion and 2 green chillies chopped. Saute for a few minutes. Add washed basmati rice and saute well for 2- 3 minutes. Add water(ratio - 1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice) and stir well. Pressure cook it for 4 whistles. Keep the lid of the pressure cooker closed for 15 minutes. Take  a wok. Heat oil (1/2 tspn) in it. Add whole red chilly, splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Add the tomatoes and cook well . Add chilly powder and cook till the raw taste of the powder leaves.Add salt to taste. Now add this tomato masala to the rice and stir well in low flame for about 3 minutes. Serve with raita.

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