Tomato Rice


1 1/2 cup basmati rice
4 tomatoes, chopped
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
3 green chillies, chopped
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad dal
2 dry red chillies
2 cardamoms
2 cloves
small piece cinnamon
3 tbsp oil


  1. Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes. Wash the rice and cook it in a deep pan adding  about 5 cups of  water and salt till done. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Add urad dal, cinnamon, cloves and cardamoms and saute for a minute. Then add dry red chillies.
  4. Add sliced onions and saute till transparent.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies and saute till the raw smell disappear.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till soft.
  7. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and saute till oil appears on top.
  8. Then add the cooked rice to this, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. Remove from flame and serve hot…
Recipe adapted from here


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