Chatpata Tamatar Chawal

Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene. And a very important ingredient in an Indian kitchen.

Fresh Tomatoes

This One-Dish meal is healthy and nutritious, and a hit with kids. When you feel tired and do not feel like being in the kitchen for a long time, this recipe goes well, as it does not need any accompaniments, and you can prepare this in a jiffy. You will love it. Comfort food it is! Try it out, and enjoy.

Chatpata Tamatar Chawal – Spicy Tomato Rice
Serves: 5

Ingredients:

Rice – 4 cup
Tomato – 6 medium
Tomato paste – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Split Black gram/Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
Split Bengal gram/Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
Small Green chillies – 8, finely chopped
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Yellow Onion – 4, medium
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Salt – To taste

Method:

1. If you have left over plain rice then you can use it or else cook the 4 cups rice with about 2 tsp salt and keep aside.
2. Slice green chilles, onions, and tomatoes finely.
3. Heat ghee in a pan and add split black gram and bengal gram along with onions, tomatoes, green chilles. Fry well stirring until the dal gets a reddish tinge. Add salt, tomato paste, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well. Cook and let cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes are slightly mushy.
4. Remove in a large bowl and add cooked rice to it and mix it throughly and gently. Reheat it before you serve.

Luv,
Mona