Tomato rice

Tomato rice is a tangy and spice rice that suits for packing in the lunch ox. This will be the lunch for the school and college that amma and paati makes almost once in a week.  They both make different version of tomato rice. Paati makes a thick paste that can be mixed with the rice and amma cooks the rice along with all the spices and tomato. This is my version.



Rice – 1/2 cup

Tomatoes – 4

Big onion – 1

Green chillies – 2

red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning 

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – To garnish

  • Pressure cook the rice with little salt and 1 tsp oil.
  • Spread the rice on a plate to cool down.
  • Slice the onions, green chillies, coriander, tomatoes and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal.
  • Then add the onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Add all the spice powders alongwith the salt.
  • Mix well till tomato turns to a paste. Or you can grind the tomato and add the tomato puree.
  • Add little water if necessary.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the coriander leaves.
  • Mix the rice with the paste.
  • Your tomato rice is ready to serve


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Chilli Gobi

2nd May 2013

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