Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tomato bath with grean peas
I was too lazy to try anything elaborate today. So thought I'll try a quickie, a spicy tomato bath/thakkali sadam/tomato rice.Tomato rice brings memories of Priya's tiffin box which she used to generously spare for me. The advantage of being a hosteller in those days was that I was always pampered by all my friends and everybody made it a point to call me home and treat me with many Andhra specialities.Dharani's Perugu annam,Geetha's Cheppa koora,Anita's Kakkarakayi veppudu,Shobha's potlakaikoora,Rajani's cauliflower masala,vasavi ma'am's Obbattu...the list is endless...but everything wedded me to Andhra food for ever....and there were some students too who would just drop a box of Andhra sweets on my table and vanish without a word!
Basmati rice-200 gms
Green Peas-250 gms
Tomatoes - 4
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
red chilli powder-2 tsp
Corriander powder-2 tsp
Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt- to taste
curry leaves-1 sprig
Heat oil in a wok. Fry fennel seeds,cloves,cradamon and curry leaves.
Add onion and fry for two minutes. Then add green peas and cook for two minutes.
Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook for ten minutes. Then add chilli powder, Coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.Fry till oil comes out. Soak basmati rice in water for two minutes.Add the rice to masala and add some gingelly oil and ghee. Steam it for ten minutes.
Spicy Tomato rice is ready. Goes well with onion raitha!!
Posted by indianadoc at 8:47 AM