I remember clearly when my Mum told me about this really delicious sounding ‘jhatpat’ (meaning: quick and easy) Tomato Coriander Spiced Rice recipe. She said she made it when she didn’t have any vegetables in her fridge and had returned home after spending the whole morning going from one counter to another in her local bank branch.
Her words, ‘Its so quick to make, just grind all the ingredients into a paste, but use Basmati rice only and cook in the rice cooker’. I made a mental note of the ingredients because I promise you unlike any other Indian recipe, this recipe literally has a handful of ingredients.
And the reason I know this is because I made this dish when I was in the same situation tonight. With only tomatoes and a grotty looking carrot, I had no other vegetable or meat to work with for dinner. I also remembered how Mum had said one day, ‘ Sometimes when you have only a few ingredients and you end up cooking in a mad hurry, you end up with the most delicious dishes.’
So so true with this flavourful yet super easy rice dish. It still tastes like a lot has gone into making it. You could serve this dish at a dinner party alongside curries and rotis. This Tomato coriander Spiced Rice would be the perfect companion to a vegetarian or meat curry.