Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tomato Rice and spiced eggs

That was our lunch today. This is a very simple tomato rice with very few ingredients. I used beefsteak tomatoes from Costco. They are little pricey than the ones you get in Indian grocery store but well worth it. The tomatoes are soft, sour and cook very fast.


Rice - 2cups
White Onion - 1 large cut into big chunks
Tomatoes - 3 medium cut into small cubes
Green chillies - 7 cut into small pieces
Curry leaves - 8
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Chana Dal(senagapappu) - 2tsp
Turmeric - Pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - as needed

Cook 2 cups of rice with 4 cups of water and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the chana dal and stir for 30 secs. Add mustard seeds. Once they start popping, add curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for 30 seconds and add onions. Add little bit of salt. Once onions are soft and give out light brown color, add the tomatoes and half cup of water. Cover with a lid and cook or 10 minutes on medium to low flame till the tomatoes wilt.

Take the lid off and stir the onion and tomato mixture till all the water evaporates. Turn the stove off and mix in the cooked rice and adjust salt and other seasonings.

For spiced boiled eggs:
Eggs - 4
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsps
Salt - to taste
Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp


Boil eggs for 17 minutes in water. peel the shell and make tiny slits into the egg with a knife ( don't make large cuts). If you want you can even cut the egg into 2 halves

Heat oil in a pan. Add the eggs and stir for 20 secs. Add the chilli powder, salt and coriander powder. Stir for 30 secs. Remove from stove and serve.

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