Simple Indian Tomato Rice


Prep and Cooking: 30 minutes

Serves 4-5 persons

1-cup basmati rice

8-10 curry leaves

8 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

2 cardamoms

1 large onion, finely sliced

4 large Blush tomatoes

1x 400ml crushed tomatoes

3 green chillis, slit lengthwise

1 tsp. ginger powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

½ tbsp. finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

1 tbsp. oil

2 cups water



Heat oil in a saucepan, add the curry leaves, sliced onions, green chillis, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves to the sautéed onions and combine. Add salt to taste and combine well. Cook for 6-7 minutes.
Reduce heat; add the raw rice, combine, and sauté for 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and cook till rice is done.

Serve hot with and spoon of yogurt on top.