Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tomato Rice

This is a simple and tasty lunch time dish which can be made quickly too. I somehow never liked tomato rice during my school and college days and suddenly started liking it very much now :) Try this method and let me know your comments :)

Items required:

Tomatoes - 4 big ones or 5 medium sized, chopped nicely
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Green chilly - 1 or 2 for flavour, slit lengthwise
Onion - 1 big sized or 2 medium sized, chopped nicely
Sambar powder/Red chilly - 1 1/2 tablespoon
Oil - for seasoning
Curry leaves

Wash and soak the rice for 10 mins. Now heat cooker pan in stove and add little oil in it. Put the curry leaves in it and add the chopped onion and green chilly to it. Once the onion turns golden brown in colour, add the chopped tomatoes and saute them well. Now add the rice, required amount of salt, sambar powder and a pinch of turmeric powder to it. Add enough amount of water to the mix. (Make sure not too much of water is added because tomato also leaves some water when cooked.)

Close the lid and leave it for 5 whistles. and switch off the flame. Once the steam is completely stopped open the lid and transfer the rice to a hotpack.

1. While sauteing, a small amount of ginger-garlic paste and perunjeeragam can be added for flavour.
2. Corriander leaves and fried cashews can be used for garnishing at the end.

Delicious tomato rice is ready to be served. Try it and let me know your comments :)


  1. We prepare it more like biriyani...but I love your version. Thanks for sharing and the presentation looks lovely :)

  2. real, simple and delicious looking tomato tempting...bumped in here for the first time...must say nice collection of recipes...nice blog.

  3. Yes Manju, even my inlaws prepare more like biryani only. This is a simpler and quick version of tomato rice.

  4. Hi Suman, Welcome to my blog. You have nice collections too. Thanks for your comments :)

  5. Lovely blog dear.Tomato rice sounds spicy n tangy....

  6. Hi Chaitra, welcome to my blog :) Thanks for your comments...:)

  7. i prepare i in different way..will try ur version..

  8. Hi Praniskitchen, welcome to my blog :) Please try this and let me know how it turned out. :)


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