Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

A quickie meal, with very few ingredients, most of which you will almost always have on hand.

Nirmala Prem


  1. 2 Cups rice
  2. 1 onion , sliced .
  3. 2 tomatoes , diced .
  4. 3 green chilli , slit lengthwise
  5. 2 shallots , sliced finely
  6. 6 curry leaves
  7. 1/4 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  8. 2 Tablespoons sambar powder
  9. 1/8 Teaspoon turmeric
  10. 1/4 Teaspoon red chilli powder
  11. 3 - 4 Tablespoons ghee
  12. to taste salt ,


20 mins
  1. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Wash the rice well, and soak in warm water.

  2. Blank step
    Add Photo

    While the rice is soaking, heat the ghee in a non-stick pan.

  3. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Add the mustard seeds to the hot ghee and let them splutter.

  4. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Now, add the curry leaves and shallots and let them cook for about 15 seconds, stirring.

  5. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Add the sliced onions, and turmeric powder. mix it around for about 30 seconds.

  6. Blank step
    Add Photo

    When the onions have become translucent, add the tomatoes and salt. stir them around for a bit till the tomatoes sweat down.

  7. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Now add the chilli powder and sambar powder. mix well and let the powdered spices cook (they should not smell raw).

  8. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Next, drain the rice well and add it to the pan. fry it nicely in the ghee.

  9. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Add four cups of water (rice to water ratio should be 1:2), bring to the boil.

  10. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Once boiling, cover and simmer gently for about 10 - 15 minutes, or till all the water is absorbed. the rice should be fluffy and cooked.

  11. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Take it off the heat, and let it rest in the pan (covered) for about 5 minutes.

  12. Blank step
    Add Photo

    Serve the tomato rice with fresh yogurt, papad and mango pickle.

Add Step


Cooksnap placeholder

Have you cooked this recipe?

Share your version with a Cooksnap photo

Share your Cooksnap

Related keywords