Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

It is easy and quick to put together recipe. The only precaution to be taken is that tomato gravy should be sufficient for the amount of rice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Cuisine: South Indian

Serves: 2


3 cups cooked rice/boiled white rice

4 medium size tomatoes, puree it in the blender
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp salt or / Salt to taste
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp sambar masala (Optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp raw peanuts
1 sprig curry leaves / kadi patta
2 medium size onions, finely chopped

For The Masala Powder
2 tsp oil
1 tsp urad dal /split black lentils
1 tbsp chana dal / bengal gram dal
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp coriander powder
1 red chili, whole
1 tbsp grated coconut
1/4 tsp asafetida/heeng
Method :

For the masala powder

Step 1.

In a pan heat the oil in a pan, add the chana dal, urad dal, saute for half a minute. Add fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.

Step 2.

Add asafetida powder fry for few seconds, and cook on a slow flame for one minutes stirring continuously. Switch off the stove. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.

Step 3.

When cool, grind to a fine powder. Keep aside.


Step 1.

In a pan take the tomato pulp, turmeric powder and salt, mix and cook on a medium flame for three to four minutes, stirring at regular inter wells.

Step 2.

Add the prepared masala powder to the tomato pulp, mix and cook on a medium flame for a minute. Switch off the stove , Keep the tomato paste aside.

Step 3.

In a deep pan heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds start crackling, add the curry leaves and peanuts, sauté on a low flame for few minutes or till the peanuts turn light golden brown in colour.

Step 4.

Add the onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for another couple of minutes, stirring continuously. Add the tomato paste and 1/4 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for two minutes.

Step 5.

Fold in the rice ,salt in to the tomato paste and mix gently cook on a medium flame for another few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 6.

Serve hot. Coconut raita / pachadi and papadams make very good accompaniments to tomato rice.


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