Tomato Rice: One-Pot Tangy Meal From South India


Welcome to the world of South Indian cuisine! Today, we'll be taking you on a journey to discover the tangy and flavorful Tomato Rice.


This one-pot meal is a staple in South Indian households, loved for its simplicity and burst of flavors. Let's get started!


First, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Let them splutter for a few seconds.


Next, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent. Then, add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute.


Now, it's time to add the star ingredient - tomatoes! Cook them until they turn mushy and release their juices.


Add in your choice of spices - turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well and let the spices cook for a minute.


Time to add the rice! Wash and soak 1 cup of rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and add the rice to the pan. Mix well.


Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. Give it a good stir and let it come to a boil. Then, cover and let it cook on low heat for 15 minutes.


After 15 minutes, check if the rice is cooked. If not, add a little more water and let it cook for a few more minutes.


Your delicious Tomato Rice is ready! Serve it hot with a side of raita or pickle. Enjoy the burst of tangy flavors in every bite. Bon appétit!