Tomato Rice

An easy one pot meal.. If you are pressed for time, try this really delicious dish which can be prepared in less than half an hour.. All you need is a raita as accompaniment.. I found this recipe on the Vahrevah site, an awesome site by Chef Sanjay with lots of culinary delicacies and explained in a really interesting manner…

There are many variations for Tomato Rice – using tomato puree alone, or a combination of tomato puree and coconut milk.. Another way, which is also shown in the Vahrevah site, is to saute the onions and tomatoes and add the boiled rice. I tried out the first method and the result was immensely gratifying.. So without further ado , here’s the recipe…

Recipe Source


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cup
  • Ghee or oil – 4tbsp
  • Cardamom -4
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – ¼ inch piece
  • Bayleaf – 3
  • Cumin seeds – ½  tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Onion sliced – 1
  • Green chillies , chopped-2
  • Tomato  pureed – 2 cups (use abt 4 tomatoes)
  • Boiling water – 2 cups
  • Cashew nuts – 10
  • Coriander ,mint leaves  –  a handful


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan,heat 3 tbsp ghee or oil & toss in cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, bayleaf , cumin seeds. When they start to splutter add turmeric powder and saute.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste,onions,green chillis fry for few minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir for 4-5 minutes
  4. Puree the tomatoes and add to the pan and mix with the rice.
  5. Pour the boiling water and salt to taste and cook on closed lid on medium flame.
  6. Meanwhile heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the cashewnuts till golden brown.
  7. When the rice is cooked well add the fried cashews.
  8. Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.
  9. Serve hot with raita

Linking this to Aipi and Priya’s Bookmarked Events


10 thoughts on “Tomato Rice

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s