Rice cooked with Tomato, Fresh Fenugreek Leaves and Spices is a dish from Karnataka.
- 1 1/2 Cup Rice Jeera/Seeragam
- 2 Medium Onions finely sliced
- 4 Large Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Fresh Methi Leaves /Fenugreek Leaves
- 3 Tbsp Oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
- 1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves Chopped
- 2 Tsp Red Chilly Powder or as required
- 1 Tsp Lime Juice
- 2 Tsp Salt or as required
- 1/3 Cup Fresh Coconut grated
- 1/2 Tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
- 1 Green Cardamom Seeds
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1.5" inch Ginger
- 8 Garlic cloves medium
- 4 Cloves
- 1.5 " inch Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes,drain water and keep it aside.
In a Pressure Cooker,heat 1 Tbsp Ghee and 3 Tbsp Oil.
Add Sliced onions and fry well till lightly brown. Add cleaned and washed chopped methi leaves,fry well till water content in methi dries up.
In a mixer jar, add all the ingredients listed under "Masala Paste" and ground to a smooth fine paste ,add little water if required.
Add masala paste to above fried onion and methi,fry till oil starts releasing from the corners.
Add chopped tomatoes and 1/2 tsp of salt and saute till tomatoes are cooked.
Add red chilli powder and fry well till oil starts releasing from the corners.
Add drained rice ,mix well .
Add 2.5 cups of hot water and salt.Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Once pressure releases on its own, open the lid.Mix well everything,add chopped coriander leaves,1/2 Tbsp ghee and lime juice.
Mix well everything and serve along with Onion raita.
1.Water content is what you need to take care.As the above recipe is cooked using a pressure cooker and also we add grounded paste and tomato which has water content so the water used in the above recipe is less.
2.Soaking rice helps you get smooth rice.Soaking rice helps you get smooth rice.
3.Adding hot water while cooking helps to cook food faster.
Step By Step Directions:
Soak rice for 10-15 minutes.Drain and keep it aside.
Grind all the ingredients,listed under Masala Paste to a smooth paste, if required add very little water. Take a pressure pan and heat 3 Tbsp oil, and 1 Tbsp Ghee.Add onions and fry till it looks pink,add methi leaves fry till water content disappears.
Add the above grounded masala paste and fry well for 2-3 minutes till you get nice aroma then add finely chopped tomatoes saute for a minute and add red chilly powder saute on a medium heat till tomatoes are nicely cooked and oil leaves the corner. Now add rice and mix well and saute for 3 minutes.
Finally add hot water ,salt and pressure cook for a whistle.
Once pressure is released, add ghee,lemon juice,coriander leaves and mix well.Serve with onion raita.