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Tomato rice
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Tomato rice

Tomato rice is a good way to re-use left over rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: South Indian style tomato rice, tomato rice
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup rice cooked
  • 2 to matoes pureed

For tempering

  • 2-3 tsbp. peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 piece ginger
  • Pinch of heeng/asafoetida optional if making gluten-free
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Sprig of curry leaves


  • Boil rice and keep it aside.You may also use leftover rice for the same.
  • Puree the tomatoes,keep it side
  • In a pan,add some oil and cook the peanuts,keep aside.
  • Add some mustard seeds,ginger,curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Let the seeds splutter. Now add asafoetida.
  • Add asafoetida followed by turmeric and red chilli powder.Now add the pureed tomato mix and let it cook until rawness of tomatoes disappears.
  • Mix this to the steamed rice with cooked peanuts.
  • Serve hot with papad if vegan or with yogurt raita.