Ideal for any Potluck parties!
Tomato Rice using Thokku (Tomato Onion Masala), is another way of making Tomato Rice. Here, first we are going to make a thokku (thick gravy) with onion and tomato along with other Indian Masalas. There won’t be any chunks of tomato-onion as we are grinding it to a smooth paste. If we like only smooth version of tomato rice without any chunks, this version of tomato rice would be perfect. Also, nowadays many working women, makes food preparations for the next whole week during weekend itself. We can make this onion tomato thokku and refrigerate during weekends and during weekdays, we can mix the thokku with fresh cooked rice along with little sesame oil and our lunch will be ready in minutes.
Even many kids doesn’t like the slippery tomato chunks and this would a perfect lunch box food for them. They would love the masala flavoured smooth tomato rice. We can make some Stir-fry vegetables as an accompaniment. Potato fry, Tara Root fry, Ladysfinger fry would be some great accompaniments for this yummy rice variety. Also a simple onion raitha would be even more perfect for this yummy Tomato Rice using Thokku (Tomato Onion Masala)
Other ways to cook Tomato Rice
Cooking Raw Onion-Tomato Mixture
To the pan, now pour the smoothly ground Onion-Tomato-Chilli Paste. Add turmeric powder and salt and stir well. Cover the pan with lid and cook the onion-tomato masala in low flame till the oil oozes out and the mixture becomes thick in consistency. Stir in-between to avoid the masala getting burnt or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Take 2 cups of cooked rice and spread it on a plate and let it cool down completely. If we use the hot rice directly, the rice will be mushy when we mix with thokku. So once the rice is cooled, add thokku. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil and mix everything gently. Finally garnish with coriander leaves or spring onion leaves.
Serve the delicious Tomato Rice using thokku with any Stir-fry veggies or plain raitha!