Mar 29, 2009

Tomato Rice-1

This is one variation of Tomato Rice that I'm sharing here today. I got this recipe from my SIL who in turn got it from her friend. It tasted really wonderful and is easy to make too.


Tomatoes, medium size, chopped very fine- 2 nos. ( I used 2 big Roma tomatoes)
Garlic cloves - 3
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds/Saunf/Badishep - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp or more
Lemon juice - 1 tsp ( optional)
Onions, finely chopped - 1 big . I used red onion
Curry leaves - 4
Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil/Ghee/Clarified Butter


- Wash the rice and soak it in water for about 30 minutes.
- Make a wet paste by blending together the garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, coriander and fennel seeds with very little water. Keep aside.
- If cooking in pressure cooker, heat the cooker, add ghee or oil or mixture of both, add the onions and fry till lightly browned. Add the curry leaves.
- Add the blended paste and saute for a minute, taking care it does not stick to the vessel.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and fry well till everything becomes a pulpy mixture and oil starts separating.
- Drain the water from the soaked rice, add it to the above, add salt, and saute for a few seconds.
- Add 2 cups of water to the cooker, add lemon juice(if adding), close the lid with the whistle, and let it cook for 1 whistle. If using electric cooker, follow all the above steps and cook till done.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with raita or salad or papad.
- If you want an even richer taste, just reduce the quantity of rice to 1 cup and follow the rest of the quantities and procedure. In case of 1 cup of rice, add 1 1/2 cups of water.
- Try using ghee in this preparation, tastes wonderful.

After Asha's comment, updating and sending it to a few more events now.
And since the deadline for this event is extended, it also goes to FIL-Tomato hosted by Sanghi of Sanghi's Food Delights.

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Purnima said...

Maya, the pic sure is inviting one! I hv my variation as well, thats hubby's fave :D Shall try this out as well. Thanks for sharing!

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely rice

Asha said...

Lovely color, I haven't made Tomato rice in a long time. Yummy Maya, good one. Send it to Smitha for her Flavored rice event.

A_and_N said...

Looks nice! I like what you said in the 'note'. I like mine 'rich' :)

vidhas said...

Lovley color. Tomato rice is my favorite. Next time i will try your version.

Maya said...

Thank you all.

Asha, thanx for telling, I will update and send to the event.

Meera said...

Tomato rice is my hubby's favorite. I will surely try your version. Looks delicious!!

Ashwini said...

Ha.One of my fav..Simple yet delicious..Lovely color Maya..

Cham said...

Looks gorgeous and simple recipe!

Superchef said...

nice pic nad nice colour for the tomato rice anyday! waiting for the other versions.

Varsha Vipins said...

Looks yum..great pic..:)Have a great week ahead..:)

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy tomato rice Maya...pic looks inviting.