Shwet's Sizzling Wok

A foodie's delight

Tomato and Mint Rice

on March 23, 2015

A Quick and Easy recipe, perfect for those tiring weekdays after work 😛 And all you need is some tomatoes and mint leaves, and Voila !! Your meal is ready in minutes. Serve it with some cool cucumber and onion raita, just bliss 🙂

Here goes the recipe


  • Basmathi rice – 2 cups
  • Tomato – 4 (chopped)
  • Mint leaves – About 20 leaves
  • Ghee – 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1/2 tbsp
  • Star anise – 1
  • Green chilli – 2 (Slitted)
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Peppercorns – 4
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Onions – 2 sliced
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (for garnish)
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker, Add ghee and oil, Now add all the spices (Star anise, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon) and fry for a min.
  • Now add the sliced onions, and fry till the onions are translucent. Next, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute till the rawness disappears, Now add green chilli and fry for about a minute.
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes, and continue to saute, till the tomatoes are cooked and the ghee leaves the sides of pan slightly, mix in the mint leaves and toss for a min.
  • Next add the washed rice with 4 cups of water, Adjust the salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once the cooker cools down, open it, Sprinkle the garam masala, and Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with raita.

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