Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tomato Rice - South Indian Style

Tomato Rice

Well there are different styles of making tomato rice. This one I called it the south Indian style because I did not use the ginger garlic paste or the garam masala.
Tomato rice is one of my favorite rice items however it is made.


  • Onion(cut length wise): 1 cup
  • Tomatoes( finely chopped): 1 cup
  • Tomato paste: 1 tsp
  • Green chillies( cut length wise): 3
  • Lime juice: 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro( finely chopped): 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves: 2
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt as required
  • Channa dal: 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
  • Peanuts: 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Cooked Rice: 2 cups


  • Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
  • Channa dal: 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal: 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Leaves: 4
  • Red chillies( broken): 2
  • Asoefetida( hing): 1 pinch


  1. First dry roast the channa dal, urad dal, peanuts and sesame seeds and grind them in a spice grinder once they are cooled.
  2. Keep this spice powder aside.
  3. Now add oil to a pan and add all the seasoning ingredients in the order mentioned.
  4. When the seeds start spluttering, add onions and fry until they become soft.
  5. Now add the tomatoes and green chillies and cook until the tomatoes become very soft and kind of become like a paste. Add little water if the tomatoes are not very juicy.
  6. Now add the tomato paste and mix well.
  7. Add the spice powder that you prepared earlier to the onion tomato gravy and cook until all the water/liquid is evaporated and it becomes a thick paste.
  8. Now add the cooked rice, mix well and add salt and chilli powder.
  9. turn off the stove and add lime juice.
  10. Garnish with cilantro.


Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks gorgeous an tempting and eye catchy pics with the cute plum tomatoes

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Rice looks yummy..will try it some time...

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