Monday, 21 May 2012

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is an extremely flavorful rice dish using ripe red tomatoes are sauted with spices and then added to rice.

Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mts
Serves: 4 


2 cups raw rice
2 medium Onions, finely sliced
2 Tomato, finely chopped
½ cup Tomato puree
1 ½ Green chili-ginger-garlic paste
Shah jeera: 1 tsp
1 Bay leaf
1 Cinnamon stick
10 -12 Mint leaves
½  tsp Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
1 ½  tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped for garnish
Salt to taste


  • Heat oil + ghee in a vessel or pressure cooker, add whole spices (bay leaf, shah jeera and cinnamon) and stir fry 30 secs.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute for 3 minutes. Add green chili-ginger-garlic paste, mint leaves and kasoori methi and saute for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add red chili powder and cumin powder and mix well.
  • Add chopped tomato, tomato puree and salt to taste and mix.
  • Cook for 8-9 minutes on low to medium flame, or till oil separates.
  • Reduce heat, add the raw rice, mix, saute for few minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce flame and cook till rice is done. If using pressure cooker, cook rice upto 3 whistles.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve warm with raita or any curry of your choice.


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