Tomato Rice

(Serves 2)


1 cup rice
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
¼ cup raw peanuts, shelled
1½ cup tomatoes, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 teaspoons sambhar powder
Salt to taste
¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped
2 cups of water


Wash and soak rice in water for at least 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat oil, add mustards seeds, then add peanuts. Sauté for 1 minute until peanuts are golden brown.
Add 1 cup chopped tomatoes, green chilli, turmeric, sambhar powder, salt & coriander leaves and sauté until tomatoes are tender.
Add rice along with 2 cups water and bring to boil, lower heat and cover pan. Cook for 20 minutes until rice is soft and water evaporates.
Stir the rice gently, add the remaining tomatoes, cover again and let it cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve with papad.