How to make Tomato Rice -

Cooked rice mixed with flavourful tomato chutney.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Cooked rice (पके हुए चावल)

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Rice

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Tomato Rice Recipe

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 3-4 medium

  • Cooked rice 3 cups

  • Desi ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted chana dal (daalia) 2 teaspoons

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-15

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, poppy seeds and chana dal in another non-stick pan. Roughly chop red chillies, remove the seeds and add to the pan and continue to roast till fragrant.

Step 3

Add asafoetida and mustard seeds to the ghee and let the seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and sauté till leaves turn crisp.

Step 4

Add tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook till tomatoes turn soft and pulpy.

Step 5

Switch off heat from under the 2nd pan, cool down the roasted ingredients to room temperature and grind to a fine powder.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder and 3 tbsps ground powder to the tomato mixture. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add rice, switch off heat and mix well. Add salt, 3 tsps ground powder and mix well. You can store the remaining powder in an airtight container.

Step 8

Transfer the prepared rice onto a serving dish and serve hot.

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