Thursday, April 3, 2008

Lunch Box Item 2 - Tomato Pulao & Mixed Raita

Today my mother in law had prepared usual kozhambu,rasam.. But i wanted to take something different for lunch.. the easiest and tasiest thing i could think of is tomato pulao.. it tastes best with this raita.. Here goes the recipe..

Boiled Rice - 4 ladles(to mix wit the paste according to taste)
Tomato - 3(Medium-sized)(Chopped)
Onion - 2(chopped)
Cloves - 4
Bayleaf - 1/2
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa/gram dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil/Ghee - 2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Heat oil/ghee in a tawa.
Add mustard seeds to it and let them splutter(set aside some for raita).
Add channa dal and saute till golden colour.
Add cloves,bayleaf and chopped onions.
Saute for 3-4min till onions turn light brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and add the powders.
Add little water for tomatoes to soften and saute for 5 min till the paste thickens.
Put off the flame.
Spread boiled rice over the paste and keep aside for 5 min to let it cool.
Mix the rice with the paste thoroughly without breaking the rice.
Tasty tomato pulao is ready.

Mixed Raita:
Carrot - 1(grated)
Tomato - 1(chopped)
Green chilli-1(chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Thick curd - 1 cup
Salt to taste

Add Carrot,tomato amd salt in a bowl.
Heat oil and let mustard seeds to splutter.
Add green chilli and mix it in the bowl.
Add thick curd and mix thoroughly.
Raita is ready to serve.


Asha said...

Welcome Ramya. Enjoy blogging,I am on break now, will see you in May!:)

sailaja said...

Welcome to the food blogging world, Ramya. A delicious lunch box item!

Divya Vikram said...

Welcome Ramya..Ur lunchbox series is good..keep rocking

meeso said...

Your blog is looking great with lots of good food and pictures, glad I found it :) The Pulao and Raita look awesome!

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.I am also new.
Feels great isn't that.
The tomato puloa looks tempting.

Dhivya said...

welcome to the wonderful world of blogging....good these lunchbox series

Madhavi said...

Welcome Ramya, Nice blog and great recipes:)) keep up the good work!!!

Ramya harish said...

Asha, thanks ..Surely come bac in may.. c u..
Sailaja,Divya,meeso,Dhivya, Madhavi Thank u so much everyone.. keep visiting my blog n do try out the recipes..
pearls of east yup..its great to blog..ur blog s also cool..thank u..wats ur name..?

ANJALI J. said...

Hey tomato rice looks yummy..