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Ingredients

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For Grinding
2, Roughly Chopped Onion
2, Roughly Chopped Tomato
1" Piece Ginger
1 Clove Garlic
1 Red Chili
For Tempering
2 Tablepsoon Sesame oil
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 Bay Leaf
2" Piece Cinnamon (Pattai)
2 Cloves (Krambu / Lavang)
2 Cardamom
1, Slit Green Chilli
Few Curry Leaves
Other Ingredients
1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
As Needed Salt
For Garnishing Spring Onion Leaves

Nutritional information

1 Cup
Serving Size
250
Calories
6.7 g
Fat
49 g
Carbs
6.1 g
Protein

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Tomato Rice using Thokku (Tomato Onion Masala)

A Great Lunch box dish!

Ideal for any Potluck parties!

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Ingredients

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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)

Thokku can also be made using different method which you can refer by clicking on the link here. which is slightly more spicy than the version i mentioned in this recipe.

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Tomato Rice using Thokku

How to make the easy Tomato Rice using Thokku (Tomato Onion Masala) ?

  1. Chope the Onion and Tomato and grind it along with garlic cloves, ginger and a Red chilli to a fine paste
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter, add cumin seeds. Then, add whole garam masalas (bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom) and saute in oil. Then add green chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds
  3. Add the ground paste and mix well. Also add the  Turmeric powder and required salt. Cover this mixture and cook till the oil oozes out.  Intermittently open the pan and stir the mixture.
  4. Now the Thokku is ready. You can take this thokku and store it in the air tight container and use it for many days.
  5. When required add the thokku with the required amount of rice and a spoon of gingelly oil and mix well. Yummy Tomato Rice is ready to serve.

Other ways to cook Tomato Rice

  1. Tomato Rice using Traditional Method
  2. Tomato Rice – No Onion – No Garlic
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Steps

1
Done
3 mins

Grinding Process

In a mixer jar, add chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, red chilli and grind everything to a smooth paste and keep it aside

2
Done
2 mins

Tempering Step

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter, add cumin seeds. Then, add whole garam masalas (bayleaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom) and saute in oil. Then add green chili and curry leaves and saute for few seconds

3
Done
10 mins

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.

4
Done
5 mins

Mixing Process

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.

5
Done

Serving Time!

Serve the delicious Tomato Rice using thokku with any Stir-fry veggies or plain raitha!

Sowmya Venkatachalam

IT Engineer turned full time Food Blogger, running the Food Blogging website Subbu's Kitchen

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