Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tomato Rice

Whenever i am running out of time and i go for some rice item.This time i had to prepare something before my DH comes home for lunch.Instead of making same sambar and rice,i went to tomato rice which came out really good.

I made this with the help of rice cooker.I love this rice cooker.All you have to do is dump everything and it will finish of the work.In the meantime i can play with my lil one :).... I dont want it plain so added some potato and peas.

So here you go my tasty tomato rice....

Ingredients :
Basmati Rice : 1 cup
Tomato : 1 Big
Potato : 1 small
Peas : a handfull(fresh or frozen)
Bay Leaves : 1
Chilli Powder : 2tsp
MTR Rasam Powder : 2tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2tsp
Salt : as per taste

For Tampering :
Mustard seeds : 1tsp
Cumin seeds : 2tsp
Curry Leaves : 5 leaves

Coriander Leaves for Garnish.

1.Soak the Basmati rice for 20 mins.
2.Meanwhile chop the tomato,potatoes.
3.In a kadai,add a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds.
4.When it crackles,add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
5.Add Bay Leaves and fry a little.
6.Add tomato,potato,peas and spices.
7.Fry till the tomato half soft.
8.Drain the water and add the rice.
9.Fry till the rice sticks to the bottom.
10.Add 2 cups of water.
11.Transfer this to rice cooker.
12.When its done,garnish with Coriander Leaves.

This goes well with Okra fry and raita.Quick and Tasty.
This recipe is mild but you can make it spicy by adding more chilli powder.

This goes to Healing Foods-Tomato hosted by PJ and Started by Siri.


  1. Rasam Powder for Tomato Rice sounds like a new idea. I just want to grab that bowl now.

  2. loved the idea of rice cooker.. looks perfect .
    i add a little sambhar powder in tomato rice.. adding rasam powder is new

  3. wow tomato rice looks so delicious ....rasam powder must give a nice flavor to the rice ...i will try ur version ..


  4. def be trying this....awesome recipe da.