tomato rice
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Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice- delicious tangy and mild rice pilaf cooked with tomato and mint
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Lunch, Rice preparation, Tiffin recipes
Cuisine: South Indian Cuisine
Keyword: rice, tomato, tomato rice recipe
Servings: 4
Author: anjanaskc


  • 1.5 cup Rice/ Chawal
  • 400 gms Tomatoes / Tamatar Chopped
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tsp Sambhar Powder optional
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves/ Pudina
  • To Taste Salt / Namak
  • 1 Inch Beetroot Slice Optional

Tempering/ Tadka

  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1.5 tsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin/ Jeera
  • 1 tsp White lentil/ Urad daal
  • 1/4 Cup Cashew/ Kaju
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Green Chilies


  • Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
  • Take a big pan add enough water and 1 tsp salt and boil.
    When water start boiling add the soaked rice and cook till almost done.(you can also add chopped vegetables of your choice at this stage)
  • Drain the boiled rice in a colander and keep aside.
  • Grind tomato and make a smooth puree.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
    Add cashew pieces and fry till golden in colour ,drain and keep aside.
  • Now add urad daal, mustard seed and cumin in the oil.
    When seeds start crackling add chopped green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Now add the tomato puree and all the spices and cook till it started to thicken
  • Add chopped mint, boiled rice and fried cashews and mix gently.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes on slow flame.
    Serve hot .
  • Serving suggestions-serve with yogurt,pickle and poppadoms