|“Green Peas N Tomato Rice”|
Green Peas N Tomato Rice is a spicy and tangy preparation of rice. Its not only easy to cook but quite flavorful too, I have used chopped mint and coriander leaves which add freshness to the dish.
A great option for the lunch box and is loved by kids too.
Basmati Rice – 1 1/4 th cup
Green peas – 1 cup
Onion, chopped – 2 medium
Tomato, chopped – 4 medium
Tomato puree – 1 tablespoon
Green chillies, slit – 2-3
Ginger, julienne – 1 tablespoon
Mint leaves, chopped – 1/4 th cup (tightly packed)
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Green Cardamom – 4
Cloves – 5-6
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Bay leaf – 1
Whole cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Black pepper corn – 10-12
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1/4th teaspoon (optional)
Oil – 3 tablespoon
Clean, wash and soak basmati rice in water for almost 20 – 25 minutes.
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or pot, add all the green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, cumin seeds and black peppercorns. Once they start releasing the aroma, add the chopped onion and fry until it starts changing colour (we do not want the onion to be brown it should be just translucent).
Add the green peas and salt, mix well cover and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally (if required add 2- 3 tablespoons of water this will prevent the masalas from sticking to the bottom of the pan).
Add two and a half cup of water and bring it to a boil.