How to prepare Tomato Rice | Recipe of Tomato Rice

how to prepare tomato rice

"How to prepare tomato rice?" would be a question you would ask after relishing this fine-tasting food, say at your friend's place. The good news is this dish with an excellent taste is quite easy to make.

With the recipe of tomato rice, give it a try for breakfast or lunch. Another reason to know how to prepare tomato rice is the many health benefits tomatoes are said to offer.

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Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene. It works as an antioxidant and might reduce the risk of certain diseases.

The recipe of tomato rice needs many ingredients. But most of these are the items you would use in everyday cooking. Here is more good news pertaining to how to prepare tomato rice: many of the ingredients this dish needs are the same used for preparing the seasoning.

In the tomato rice recipe, another item calls for more attention. That item is turmeric powder. It not only gives the flavor to the food, but is also said to be invaluable from the health view.

In case you have left over rice and are thinking of what to do with it, you may want to use it to make tomato rice.

Garnish tomato rice with finely-chopped coriander and plenty of freshly-grated coconut. These two items are bound to elevate the taste of this rice cuisine to the next level.

Relish or serve this food hot with cucumber slices and raw onion rings.

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Servings: 2-3


1. Cooked rice 2 cups
2. Oil 1-and-1/2 tablespoons
3. Oval-shaped / sweet tomatoes 4

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4. Onions 2
5. Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
6. Groundnut 1 tablespoon
7. Channa dal 1 teaspoon
8. Urad dal 1 teaspoon
9. Ginger, 1/4 teaspoon, chopped

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10. Jeera / cumin 1/2 teaspoon
11. Garlic cloves 5-6 (optional)
12. Green chili 1
13. Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
14. Hing / asafoetida 2 pinches
15. Vangibath powder 2 teaspoons or to taste
16. Coconut gratings 1 tablespoon
17. Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 tablespoon
18. Curry leaves 2 sprigs
19. Sugar 2 pinches
20. Salt to taste

How to Prepare Tomato Rice?

1. Chop the onions and green chili. Keep aside.

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Chop the tomatoes into small pieces.

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2. Set flame to low.

Heat oil in a utensil.

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3. Add mustard seeds when the oil becomes hot.

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4. Add ground nut and chana dal. Mix.

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5. Add jeera and urad dal.

Fry till any one of the dal turns to golden brown.

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6. Add curry leaves and hing. Mix.

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7. Add chili, onions, garlic, ginger and sugar.

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Fry till the onions turns to light golden brown or till these are soft.

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8. Add tomatoes, turmeric powder, vangibath powder and little salt.

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Cook till the tomatoes become soft and the oil separates at the edges.

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9. Add coconut gratings and coriander leaves. Mix.

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Switch off the stove.

The seasoning is ready.
10. Add rice and salt. Mix.

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Heat the rice till it is warm or hot. Ensure the rice does not become too hot, as it will lose some taste.

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11. Tomato rice is ready.

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TIPS How to Prepare Tomato Rice
1. If you do not have vangibath powder use:

- any sambar powder / huli powder


- chili powder and coriander powder.

NOTE: Using vangibath or other powder mentioned above is not mandatory. You can cook the tomato rice using green chilies also. However, the rice will be tastier with any of the above powders.
2. Add a few drops of lemon juice for more taste.
3. If you wish to give a sour tinge to the rice, add 1 sour-variety tomato.
4. Alway keep aside a tablespoon of seasoning before mixing it with the rice, so you can add this extra seasoning if required.