A few weeks ago I saw bones, skulls, cob webs everywhere, but the onset of November has brought colorful lights, glittering ornaments and sweet scented candles to sight. The holiday season has set in and so has the cold weather. I have sent all my Capri's, tanks and flip flops for hibernation and the warm jackets, sweaters and boots that were in aestivation are brimming my wardrobe.
The skies have been gray with a heavy downpour. The cold weather gives me cuddle time with my little ones on my couch, watching their favorite shows "Handy Manny" and "Jungle Junction", which makes me fall in love with this weather. I would ideally have them run and play outdoors but mother nature does not permit this year round. I guess it is her plan to give this mother more time for couch cuddling. So I let their brains play with some educational cartoons during this time. The tools in Handy Manny ate all their vegetables and with my inquiry for their dinner choice, pop came the answer "Tomato". I browsed through my brain to search for recipes with tomato for dinner. As my taste buds were also craving for something spicy and tangy "Tomato Rice" was the search result of brain browsing.
The source of this recipe is Mallika Badrinath's "100 Rice Delights", however I make it with my own tweaks.