Another all time favourite... You can make it in a hundred ways.. This is the simplest recipe.
2 tomatoes (pureed)
1 onion finely chopped or 1/2 American sized onion
2-3 green chillies slit long
1 sprig curry leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)
chilli powder, salt, to taste
3 dashes hing, 1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp channa dal
2 tsp oil
Cook rice with salt. Add oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add channa dal, urad dal. Add curry leaves, hing. Add chopped onions, sprinkle some salt. Cook till glassy. Add tomato puree. cook well. Add chilli powder, turmeric, more salt if required. Saute till almost dry. Stir in the rice and mix evenly. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with cucumber raita, chips and a sauteed veggie or kootu...
Variation: You can add a handful of peas with the onions. If you wish you can add whole garam masala and jeera instead of the South Indian seasoning and make tomato rice with basmati rice- call it Tomato Pulav!!