Spiced up tomato rice is a flavorful south Indian rice dish that is dry and easy to carry in a lunchbox. The tangy and spicy combination makes this a favourite among children and they love to take this to school along with simple dry sabji and some fried papads or rice vadams.
Grown ups equally love this spiced up tomato rice and in our house this is at least made once or twice in a month.
Rice is an integral part of our daily diet, more so a south Indian’s.
Plain boiled rice itself is eaten with so many different preparations of lentil or vegetables based curry. Then there are numerous types of pulaos, biryanis, fried rice, flavored rice besides the creamy curd rice.
Edited for HUG
This post, though from my archive, is dedicated to H.U.G. (Humane Universal Good Deed Network), who is joining DaanUtsav to provide 2 lac meals between Oct 2nd and Oct 8 (2016). I am proud to be a member of H.U.G. We are organizing to prepare the food in homes or in micro kitchens that will be set up by volunteers. The plan is to provide rice packets and the menu will be the same on a day though this will be prepared by different people across Bangalore.
Oct 2nd – Vegetable Pulao
Oct 3rd – Tomato Rice
Oct 4th – Soya Pulao
Oct 5th – Pudina Rice
Oct 6th – Dal Pulao
Oct 7th – Lemon Rice
Oct 8th – Puliogare / Tamarind Rice
Spiced up tomato rice is a rice preparation very common in south India and made in most homes. Other similar rice dishes are lemon rice, tamarind rice or puliodharai, curd rice. The plain cooked rice can be mixed with so many types of powders or purees and there are many such dishes and each house invents their own unique rice preparations.
In this spiced up tomato rice, I have used whole spices instead of garam masala powder.
Can be served with any dry vegetable side dish or a raita and papad or potato chips.