How to prepare Tomato pulao/Tomato Rice

I usually prepare Tomato rice in two ways.One is pulao and another one tomato Baath which is prepared by leftover rice.

Normally these two recipes are very easy to prepare and which can be easily prepared as lunch box recipes.This dish is mostly prepared in south India.

Now i am posting Tomato Pulao recipe which is a bit spicier than tomato Baath.

Spicy tomato pulao

Spicy tomato pulao

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice:1 cup.
  • Tomatoes:4(Riped).
  • Onion:2 (Medium sized).
  • Cloves:2.
  • Ginger-garlic paste:1 tsp.
  • Cinnamon stick:1 inch.
  • Mint leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Green chillies:2-3.
  • Red chillipowder:1 tsp(adjust to your spice level).
  • oil:1 1/2 tbsp.
  • salt:adjust to taste.
  • coriander powder:1/2 tsp.

Procedure:

  • Soak Basmati rice for 20 min.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices and cut the tomato into small pieces.
  • Now heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add cloves,Cinnamon stick and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes.
  • Now add Mint leaves until it decreases the volume.
  • Now add Green chillies and onion and fry until they turn into translucent.
  • Now add soaked rice and fry for 1 min.
  • Now add 2 cups of water and salt,red chilli powder and close the lid of pressure cooker.
  • Now the cooker starts whistling(3 whistles) and simmer for 3-4 min and turn off the flame.
  • After cooker cools down add chopped coriander on top of it.

Note:

  • You can use Ghee instead of oil.
  • If you use full ripe juicy tomatoes gives more taste.
  • We can use only Green chillies with out using Red chilli powder but the color will not be good.so,instead of using artificial colors i used red chilli powder.

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Brinjal and potato curry(Egg plant curry)

Brinjal is one of the outstanding vegetable.If we prepare anything out of brinjal it will give excellent taste. Here comes the procedure how to make egg plant curry with potato combination.

This gives a good combo with chapatis or hot rice and ghee.

As this curry will comes in gravy type it is a good combination for chapatis,roti’s or rice.

Tasty vankaya curry

Tasty vankaya curry

Ingredients:

  • Egg Plants:4(medium and tender)
  • Potatoes:2.
  • Onion:1 (medium sized).
  • Tomato:1(medium sized).
  • Garlic cloves:5-6.
  • Dry grated coconut:3-4 tbsp.
  • Red chilli powder:2 tsp.(adjust to your spice level).
  • Salt:as required.
  • Mustard seeds:1 /2 tsp.
  • Jeera seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Curry leaves:5-6 leaves.
  • Turmeric powder:1 pinch.
  • Coriander powder:1 tsp.
  • oil:2 tbsp.
  • Ghee:1 tbsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):2 tbsp.
  • Red chillies:2 (slit).

Procedure:

  • First cut the brinjal into small pieces and peel the potato skin and cut into small pieces and keep it in salt water because if we keep brinjal and potato pieces in salt water they may not turn black.
  • Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces.
  • Grind the grated coconut and garlic cloves into fine powder.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds.
  • Now add jeera and slitted red chillies into that oil.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry turn into translucent.
  • Now add ground coconut and gralic cloves and fry for 1/2 min.
  • Now add potato pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Add brinjal pieces and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Now add  enough  water to boil ,salt,red chilli powder,coriander powder and close lid until it boil.
  • Now add ghee and close lid for 1-2 min.
  • Now add chopped coriander and remove from stove.
  • Now serve hot with chapatis or hot rice with ghee and papad.

Note:

  • Always select tender and fresh brinjals.
  • Don’t over boil the brinjal pieces because it will spoil the taste.

With in next few days i will post another brinjal varieties like vangi bhath,Gutti vankaya koora.

 

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How to prepare Bhendi Fry

This is way to prepare bhendi fry tastily.Bhendi also known as ladiesfinger or okra is rich in fiber which avoid obesity,cholestral and some type of cancer.

It also contain vitamins like vitamin -c,B1,B2,B6.A,K,E etc.Always use Okra that is tender and fresh and another cooking tip is wash and dry okra thoroughly before cutting,Adding spoonful of yogurt or butter milk helps dry out the slime while doing stir fries.

The other important point is do not cut the okra into very small pieces Cut with at least 1 inch long.

Tasty okra fry.

Tasty okra fry.

Ingredients:

  • Okra:1/4 kg.
  • Onion:1 big sized.
  • Oil:1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Dry grated coconut:2 tbsp.
  • garlic cloves:4-5.
  • Red chilli powder:1 1/2 tsp.( adjust according to your spice level).
  • Turmeric powder:a pinch.
  • Red chillies: 1.
  • Curry  leaves:5-6.
  • salt:as required.

Procedure:

  • First wash the okra and wipe it thoroughly with kitchen cloth or if necessary keep it aside for 15-20 min.
  • Cut the onion into thin slices.
  • Now grind the grated coconut and cloves into fine powder.
  • Now add oil in a kadai and crackle the mustard seeds.
  • Now add cumin seeds,curry leaves,red chillies ,onion and fry until the onion become translucent.
  • Now add turmeric powder,salt, red chilly powder and fry until it mix.
  • Now add bhendi pieces and fry for 3-4 min on a high flame.
  • Now reduce it to simmer and add teaspoon of buttermilk or lime juice so that it will dry out to slime.
  • Now allow it to cook until it become soft.It will take more time to cook because it is in sim.
  • Now add Ground coconut powder and close the lid for another 3-4 min.

Notes:

  • Instead of using grated coconut and garlic cloves we can use roasted gram(putnala pappu and garlic cloves powder)so,that it will give different taste.
  • We can keep okra in fridge after cutting into pieces.

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Gongura Pappu(Dal)(Basic Andhra Style)

Gongura pappu

Gongura pappu

Ingredients:

  • ToorDal:1 cup.
  • Onion:1(medium sized).
  • Garlic Pods:5-6.
  • Gongura(Mesta) leaves:1/2 cup.
  • Turmeric :2 pinch.
  • Tomato:1 (small sized).
  • Tamarind pulp:1 tsp.
  • Red chillies:2-3.
  • Green chillies:7-8(adjust to your spice level).
  • Salt:adjust to your taste.
  • Mustard and cumin seeds:1tsp.
  • oil:1 -2 tbsp.
  • Bay leaves:3-4.

Procedure:

  • Wash the dal and keep aside.
  • Cut the tomato,onion into  pieces.
  • Keep onion,3-4 garlic pods,tomato,Green chillies,Gongura leaves,turmeric and add required quantity of water to boil.
  • At last add tamarind pulp and salt and pressure cook upto 2-3 whistles.
  • Now remove the lid add coriander leaves and in low flame  let it boil for another 2-3 min.
  • Now remove the cooker from flame and remove excess water and mash it with the help of ladle.
  • Now add the excess water and give a nice stir.
  • Now lightly mash the remaing garlic pods.
  • Now heat the kadai and cracle mustard seeds and add jeera.
  • Now add Red chillies,lightly crashed garlic pods ,bay leaves  and fry until  the garlic pods lightly change the color.
  • Now add this to the mashed dal  and immediately close the lid so that the flavour remains like that.
  • At last give a nice stir.

Note:

  • Add less amount of tamarind because we are adding red sorrel leaves.

 

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Okra(Ladies finger) curry

Okra curry-1

Okra curry-1

Okras are very good for health.These are one of the favorite food for Indians.These have high fiber content and so many benefits are there by eating this okra.

From these okra we can prepare so many kinds of varieties like fry,curries,Now i am giving one of the variety of preparing curry.

Ingredients:

  • Okra:1/4 kg.
  • Onion:1 Medium sized.
  • Tomatoes:2 Medium sized.
  • Green chilies : 6-7.
  • Curry leaves:3-4.
  • Haldi(turmeric) :2 pinches.
  • Salt:adjust to taste.
  • Cumin seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):2 tbsp.
  • Methi leaves:3tbsp.
  • Curd:4 tbsp.
  • Oil:3 tbsp.
  • Garlic pods:5-6.

Procedure:

  • Wash the Okra(bendi) cleanly and wipe it off .
  • Cut the Okra into pieces.
  • Cut the onion,tomatoes,green chillies intp pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai.
  • Now crackle the mustard and add cumin seeds.
  • Now add onion pieces and fry for half a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder,tomatoes,green chillies and fry until they are golden brown in color.
  • Now add Okra pieces and salt and fry for few minutes.
  • Now add little water and Methi leaves and close the lid.
  • Allow them to cook.
  • Hardly it will take 7-10 min to cook.
  • Now open the lid and add curd,coriander leaves and give a stir.
  • Now mash them into fine paste.

Note:

  • For extra taste add seasoning with little amount of oil,mustard,cumin seeds.