Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice is my all-time favorite dish. I love tomatoes, I love anything and everything made out of tomatoes. Bala also like this very much. I prepare Tomato rice in 2 ways this is one way it was little bit spice. It is more southindian style. In tamilnadu each family have their own style for this recipe, each comes different taste but I like everything. This is the way my amma makes.It taste yummy with any kind of raitas or just have it with potato chips its awesome. It is a easy lunch box recipe too..


Rice                        1 cup
Tomatoes               3(Medium Size)
Onion                     1(Big ones)
Green Chillies          3
Turmeric Powder    1 tsp
Garam Masala        1 tsp
Curry leaves           1 sprig
Salt As needed
Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


Small onion              3-4 nos
Green Chillies           2
Garlic                        3 flakes
Ginger                     1 inch
Cinnamon                1 piece
Cloves                    3 nos
Cumin seeds            1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds            1 tsp
Mint leaves              few
Coriander leaves       few


Bay Leaves              1
Cardamom               2
Oil                          2 tbsp


Soak the rice in water for 15 mins.
Grind the items together given in TO Grind.

  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker, add bay leaves, cardamom. Fry for a few seconds then add thinly sliced onions.
  2. Sauté till onions become slightly brown, add grinded paste and sauté till oil separates.
  3. Then add curry leaves, green chillies, chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Cook till tomatoes become mushy.
  4. Add the soaked rice and mix altogether for 2 mins.
  5. Add 2 cups of water, check for salt and and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  6. When pressure released, open it and fluff it with a fork. Garnish with Coriander leaver


  1. looks super delicious and a great lunch box meal...

  2. Superb one pot meal Sharanya :) Looks so yum and seems like you have used a lot of flavors in it :) good one dear!!

    Palak Dal / PAsalai Keerai Paruppu Kulambu


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