January 02, 2015

Spicy Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice is an amazing Rice Variety with nice combination of flavors and appealing colour. An ideal item for lunch box. There are different versions of making Tomato rice or pulao. This tomato rice goes well with a simple raitha or potato chips or any vegetable stir fry.


See also: Chana dal pulao, Capsicum Rice, Green Rice Pulao, Sesame Rice, Curry leaves Rice

Ingredients for making Spicy Tomato Rice:


Basmathi Rice 2 cups

Ripened Tomatoes 5

Finely chopped ginger and garlic 2 tea spoons each

Slitted green chillies 2

Clove and Cinnamon 

Garam masal powder 1/2 tea spoon (Optional)

Red chilli powder 1 tea spoon

Chopped onions from 3 onions

Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon

Oil 1 tb spoon & 1 tb spoon ghee


Method for making Spicy Tomato Rice:

Wash the tomatoes and make juice from them without adding water and keep aside.

Wash the Basmati rice and drain the water and keep aside.

Now heat a heavy bottomed pan or pressure pan with a tb spoon of oil and 1 tea spoon of ghee.

Add the cumin seeds. After it splutters add the clove and cinnamon.Now fry the chopped ginger and garlic till become brown.

Now add the onions and fry well till the colour changes.

Add the green chillies and red chilli powder, salt, garam masal powder and fry for few seconds.











Add the tomato juice and let it boil till the oil separates.

Now add the basmati rice and mix gently.

For two cups of rice and 3 1/2 cups of water, since the juice has been added already.

Close the pan with a lid. Keep the flame low.










Let it boil for 10 to 15 minutes. If needed in-between open the lid and give a stir.










After 15 minutes switch off the stove. Let it to set aside for 10 more minutes and then stir gently.

Garnish with coriander leaves and roasted cashews.



 Can also be done with ordinary rice. In that case use pressure cooker and use weight. Once you put the weight keep the flame to low and cook for 15 minutes. Use 4 1/2 cups of water. 

Coconut milk can also be added with water for more taste.