Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tomato Rice

I have written about one procedure for making tomato rice when I published the post on Pudina / Mint rice with raita and promised to post on other method of making tomato rice. So here it is.

This is the recipe I love to make every time I'm all alone and there's no one else to eat coz this is an easy one to make and I dont like to prepare the regular meal when I'm all alone. Here's how to make it.
  • Tomatoes : 3-4
  • Rice : 1 small cup would serve one person
  • Onions : 1 large one cut into thin long pieces
  • Green chillies : 2 ( makes it not too spicy )
  • Curry leaves : quite a few
  • Urad dal, Chana dal, Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds : half teaspoon each
  • Asafoetida : about a pinch
  • Garam masala : half teaspoon
  • Oil : for seasoning ( depends on how you use regularly )
  • Salt : to taste
  • Turmeric : half teaspoon
  • Red chilliy powder : half teaspoon ( optional but I would suggest adding it )
  • Coriander : chopped, for garnishing.


  • Cook the rice and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and all the ingredients for seasoning i.e chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida in that order.
  • After the dals turn golden brown, add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • After the onions are cooked, add chopped tomatoes and let it cook soft.
  • Now add salt, turmeric, red chilly powder, garam masala powder and let the whole mixture cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add rice and mix well. Add the chopped coriander before taking the tomato rice off the stove.

Till the next post enjoy the rice recipes




  1. Hey.....Im not a foodie. But this does look ..yummm no doubt. Well done...uh..cooked.

  2. This sure looks yuum.... Me going to try this ... at the weekend!!

  3. Hey Pat, welcome back....Sure try it and tell me how it came along.......