Mar 24, 2009

Tomato Rice

This Tomato Rice post goes to event "FALL IN LOVE(FIL) WITH FOOD" hosted by Sanghi in her Sanghi's World Food Treat

Itz been almost a month since she had hosted this event and thou nt sure if she has her event still open for recipes, I'm sending this across to her...Hope it reaches her on time :)

Well, she had asked to dedicate this dish with the special ingredient as "Mr.Tom" to someone close to heart. Hmm...many people crossed my mind on hearing the word dedication, first on the list being hubby dear..But wat connection does he have for me to dedicate something like this to him...n tat too coming to this dish, no way is he related than tasting it :) i don't think that makes him a deserving candidate of the lot...wat say guys..

The person whom I dedicate this dish is to my Mom, who is my guru for this recipe. Itz she who taught this fav dish of mine, so no second thoughts abt the dedication. This is the least I can do for her sitting soooo far away from home sweet home..Talking abt the dish and my mom, brings so many memories connected with it, all fresh now n forever. Mom was an expert in this dish, which I shud admit thou is very simple, gets an extra taste when she does it, a taste which I've tried helluva times to get, but never succeeded...It was one of my fav's...Thou my bro loved it too, he always preferred Tomato Pulav, which I have already posted in my blog to this dish.. So she wud always get into trouble when she plans to make a variety rice with was like a fight between Tomato Rice and Tomato Pulav...being chweet as she is always, she wud finally end up making both, one for my bro n the other for me...tatz mom...Missing the fun and u mummy......Wish you were near me to support me @ all times, thick n thin....Love ya loads !!!

  • oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Capsicum (opt) - 1/4 of medium
  • Channa Dhal - 1 tsp
  • Garlic pods - 3
  • Tomatoes - 3 medium
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • salt - as req
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish


First Cook rice and keep it aside.

In heated oil, add mustard seeds + cumin seeds. Once the seeds splutter add onion + green chilli(i also added some capsicum for color and crunchiness in the rice) + channa dhal + finely chopped garlic pods. Saute till the onion turns translucent. Then add tomatoes and cook them on medium flame till they become completely mushy. During the midst of this, you can add turmeric pdr, garam masala, salt. After the masala becomes completely mushy, switch off the flame and add the cooked rice to it. Mix it well, such the masala coats every single rice. Sprinkle some coriander leaves as garnish.


  1. Long since i visited your blog Kavitha. Am overwhelmed at the huge number of recipes here!!!

  2. Thanx for dropping by n for ur warm comments Divi...Keep visiting by whenever u find time dear...

  3. Lovely dish for the entry Kavitha. Thanks :)

  4. Hi Kavitha, i've FIL-Tomato extended to Mar 31st so send all your tomatish recipies to me..!


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