Easy Tomato Rice

Wish you all a happy Christmas.Hope you are enjoying christmas well.Missing all cakes and snacks from my neighbours at home town.I got a snow globe as a gift from my husband for this christmas.It also makes a beautiful music.I love snow globes.Actually It was not a gift I pleaded him a lot to get it as a christmas gift for me because it was so cute.

Now coming to tomato rice.This is a easy and quicky variety rice made by sauteing cooked rice with onion and tomatoes.A great and simple dish for lunch box.You can pack this for your kids lunch box along with boiled eggs or potato fry.I happened to eat this Rice when my mom’s sis bought me from a nearby mess(a small hotel where they serve home made foods).They served it along with onion raita.It tasted yummy.Then I started making it in our home too.I love it.You can also make this rice with leftover Rice.Hope you too will try this recipe.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 2 persons


Cooked Rice – 2 and 1/2 cup
Sesame oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Chana dal – 1 tbsp
Ground nut – 2 tbsp
Dried Round red chilli – 5 / Dried red chilli long – 2
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato – 2 (finely chopped)
Green chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves – 2 sprig
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp
Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


1.Spread out hot cooked rice in a plate and allow it to cool down.They should be separate grains.

2.To a pan add oil.Add mustard seeds,Cumin seeds,fennel seeds and allow them to crackle.

3.Add chana dal,red chilli and saute them till they turn golden.

4.Add urad dal and peanuts.

5.Add chopped onions.Saute them till they turn translucent.

6.Add green chilli,curry leaves and coriander leaves.Then add chopped tomatoes.

7.Saute them well in oil.Add asafoetida,required amount of salt.

8.Add all masala powders(Turmeric powder,Chilli powder,Coriander powder).Mix well with tomatoes and cook till the raw smell of masalas go.

9.Add cooked rice and mix well with the prepared tomato masala.Serve it with Onion Raita.

Check out my other Variety rices for lunch box ideas


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