The nationwide lockdown has made a lot of us take the plunge to don that apron after all. The phase may be a tad overwhelming, but there are umpteen ways in which we can utilise it to our own benefit. Cooking at home ensures better quality of food, courtesy better quality ingredients. If you cook yourself, you would also lean less towards the ready-to-make snacks and have a more nutritious meal instead.
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If you are new to cooking, you need not get bogged down by your initial hiccups. You can always start with easy, comfort foods. They are mostly quick to put together and a guaranteed success. Take for instance, this tomato rice recipe. The dish can be made in less than 15 minutes and packs all elements to be a true winner. It is a treasure of flavours and so wholesome that you can tuck into it without any accompaniments. You also do not need many exotic ingredients to make it right. The dish can be made with a handful of basic ingredients like tomatoes, coriander, cumin, ghee, ginger, garlic, rice and green chillies.
For the recipe you need to make a tomato puree, while you can buy ready-made puree from market, but when you can prepare fresh puree at home, why go for the store-bought ones right?
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The tomato rice is made in ghee, which is also known as clarified butter and is a healthier alternative to hydrogenated oil. It also lends a rich flavour and aroma to any dish. The tangy one-pot dish is ideal for days where your kitchen pantry is not quite loaded but you are craving something hot and tempting. The dish is sure to strike a chord with both kids and adults, alike. Make sure you add rice, coriander and mint only towards the end, when the masala is fully prepared. This is a basic dish,but you can add anything to spruce it up (Think: Chicken, soya chunks, paneer or cheese).
Here is the step-by-step recipe of tomato rice.Try making this lip-smacking fare at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. Also, we would love to hear all that you are cooking or would like to cook amid the lockdown. Watch the space for more amazing recipes, kitchen hacks and trivia.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.