Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tomato Rice, Carrot-Peanut Raita and an Award

I am sending this to Sappadu Ready Event


Tomato Rice :

It's similar to the Tomato Poha that i posted some time back. This is perfect for a lazy weekend brunch.

Ingredients :

Rice (raw) - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Tomatos - 2
Green chillies - 3
Sambar Powder - 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, hing, urad daal, channa daal and curry leaves for seasoning
Cilantro for garnishing

Method :

Pressure cook the rice and spread it in a wide pan and let it cool. Add a spoon of water and mix it gently and let it cool. This way the rice won't get sticky.

Cut the onions and tomatos. In a pan, heat little oil and pop mustard seeds. Add hing, green chillies and fry for a minute. Add the daals and fry till golden brown. Add the onions and saute till they are translucent. Add the chopped tomatos, sambar powder and little water and cook till the raw smell goes and the tomatos are well cooked. Add cilantro and mix well. Add this paste to the rice and add salt to taste and mix well.

Tip : This tastes very good with sambar powder. If you don't have sambar powder you can add some redchilli powder and 1/2 spoon dhaniya powder.

Tomato rice goes well with Raita.

When i was newly married i learnt this raita from my neighbour who was from Maharashtra. She used to add peanut powder to raitas and that gave a nice taste to it.

Carrot peanut raita :

Ingredients :

Carrots - 2
Roasted Peanuts - a handful
Greenchillies - 2
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, urad daal and hing for seasoning
Cilantro for garnishing
Yogurt - as required.






Method :


Dry grind the roasted peanuts coarsely and add it to the grated carrots. Add salt, yogurt and mix well. Season with mustard seeds, urad daal, hing and green chillies and garnish with cilantro.


And now to the award. Priya passed me the good job award. Thank you, dear. I got this already from EC and passed it on to few of my blogger friends and would like to pass it to few more...


I would like to pass this award to Mahimaa, Ramya Vijaykumar, Alka, Gita, Sagari, Lubna, Bharti, Hema and Deesha



Congrats to all. I know some of you have already received this award, but i still want to pass it on to you :-)



31 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thanks for the award dear. appreciate it :) this is totally new to me.. tomato rice using sambar powder.. wow.. never would have struck my mind.. gotto try it next time. and peanuts raitha is also new to me. i love peanuts in any dish.. i agree, your tomato rice is so simple that it is ideal for lazy weekends.. :)

Sagari said...

thank u so much for the awarddd , I am really happyy

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing on to me... Raita is awesome and a great idea... Keep posting such nice recipes...

Adlak's tiny world said...

Thanks for the award vidya.

hey here too a dish with pea nut, no doubt its a pea nut varam than....
Yr raitha is colorful and new to me and sure ll try next time.

lubnakarim06 said...

Tomato rice looks gr8. Peanut and onion raita is completely new to me. I have to make this to taste this. Congratulations on the award dear. Thank you for passing it to me.

Viki Xavier. said...

This tomato rice recipe seems easy and less spicy. I love the raitha too. First time here and i love my visit .You have a yummy blog.

Alka said...

thts one spicy recipe i wud love to experiment with!
congrats on award and thanks for remembering me to pass it on!
just a suggestion....why dont u send this plate of yummy rice to srivallis rice mela?i m sure more ppl will get to know this lovely recipe thru rice mela

jeyashrisuresh said...

tomato rice i make it in the same way as u did.Peanut,carrot raitha is new to me.will surely try.

Jaishree said...

This tomato rice recipe looks gr8.

Priya said...

Wonderful dishes Vibaas..delicious, makes me hunger..

Gita's Kitchen said...

Congrats on the award :) Thank you soo much for passing this to me. That is so sweet :)

Bhawana said...

Congrates Vibaas for the award. Tomato rice woth raita... mmmmmmmm just thinking itself my mouth starts wtareing. perfect idea.

Vibaas said...

Thanks all of you.

Mahimaa, my mom prepares it this way, otherwise i would not have thought of using sambar powder too :-)

Alka, thanks for the nice words. I am planning to compile all the 'rice' recipes in one post and send it to Srivalli's rice mela. Thank u for reminding me.

n33ma said...

New of kind of raita...nice platter

DEESHA said...

thanks so much for sharing the award with me .. i love tomato rice .. carrot oeanut raita is new to me, looks yumm

Vibaas said...

Thx n33ma and deesha!

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Yasmeen said...

Congrats on the award!.Delicious combo making me hungry:)

Vibaas said...

Thanks Shama and Yasmeen

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi vibaas
thanks for passing by my blog..you have a nice site and posts are full of nice and new information..loved to browse by... tomato rice and carrot peanut raita combo sounds good and worth making..will try it.

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Ramya said...

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Vibaas said...

Thx Anamika and Ramya.

Ramya, thanks again for your sweet gesture :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi.
That was a nice tomato rice recipe. Love to have just know... Looks so good. YUM! Loved the lovely color of the carrot raita.

Vibaas said...

Thx Sukanya

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Aartee said...

wow yaar, u can send this for the sapadu ready event.. have a good day:)

lakshmi said...

OMG peanuts in a dip!! I adore peanuts!! Thanks for visiting our blog! I really like this carrot-peanut idea - specially because its peanuts :)

Vibaas said...

Thx lubna, aartee and lakshmi

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

I tried your tomato rice today and it was a hit! i enjoyed it.. thx for the recipe.

Vibaas said...

Thx Mahi. Glad u liked it :)

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