Quick Fix Tomato Mix

The Quick-Fix Relish is a God send. A wonderful solution to the days we are rushed and have little time for elaborate chores. A few basic ingredients go into the making of this comfort food. It can be stored in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks (if it lasts that much). Another way of using this mix is in a Sandwich. I'm sure we can find more permutations and combinations with this mix.  

Quick and Easy Tomato Rice
Ingredients (for the Quick-Fix Relish): 
Big Onion - 1
Big ripe Tomato - 1
Ginger - 1/2"
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Turmerric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Grind the onions, tomato and ginger to a smooth paste without adding water.
Mix in the remaining ingredients.
Take a thick bottomed vessel and cook this mixture over a slow flame, stirring often.

When the mixture gives out oil, remove from heat and cool.
Store in clean glass jars, in the refrigerator (upto 2 weeks).

Tomato Rice with the prepared relish:
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 1.5 cups
Salt to taste
Prepared relish - 2 to 3 Tbsp
Corriander leaves to garnish

Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes
Cook basmati rice in 1.5 cups of water for 3 whistles and then on slow flame for 1 minute.
Allow pressure to subside and cool in a plate.
Mix in the prepared tomato relish.

Garnish with chopped corriander leaves.
Serve with Onion Raitha.

Seasoning is optional -
Here, I added Curry Leaves and Roasted Groundnuts (Cashewnuts).
Another variation would be to add boiled Green Peas and Kasuri Methi. Here, you have to saute them in the relish for 3 minutes. Then mix it into the rice

The last 7 days were very eventful, in every sense of the word; and utterly amazing. I have gained a lot from my fellow marathoners Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Mina, PadmaPJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Srivalli,Suma, Usha, Veena

And, this is Meena with sweet memories of this wonderful marathon. Hope you enjoyed the Fiesta.

Hmm... I'm all geared up for the next one....


Priya said…
Fingerlicking tomato mix and delicious rice, i do sometimes this quick tomato mix, its truly handy also goes prefect as side dish even with idlies or dosas..
Santosh Bangar said…
tangy tempting rice
thanks for visiting and hope we will continue it
kitchen queen said…
droolworthy and wonderful recipe.
PJ said…
oh yea that relish is a real blessing in disguise.Rice is perfect for the lunch box.
This looks fantastic. Nice and flavorful rice.
Anonymous said…
ideal dish to save time
Smitha said…
I love quick fixes....they are truly God send in the time of NO time! lol
Gayathri Kumar said…
Very useful mix. When you have little time for preparing food, then it will be very helpful. thanks for sharing..
Now Serving said…
Lovely, lovely dish :)
rekhas kitchen said…
I too make almost like this it is very healpfull looks delicious rice..
Srivalli said…
What a lovely mix that is!..and I loved your mini round up..it was good going through your wonderful posts

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