Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tomato Rice/ Tomato Bhaat

Tomato rice is one of my favorite kind of rice. Flavorful, yet simple to make. To come to think of it, I have never asked my mom how she makes it. I just recreated this recipe thinking about all the flavors in the rice. My kids love different variety of rice types, like Lemon Rice, Tamarind Rice, Fried Rice.. So when tomato rice is on the menu, it goes down easily with them. 

Prep Time: 10 min| Cooking Time: 20 min | Serves: 4


Cooked Rice - 4 Cups
Tomato - 7 medium sized - Cut fine
Onion - 1 medium - Cut fine
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cinnamon stick - 1
Black Pepper seeds - 1 tsp.
Kadipatta - 1 spring
Garlic pods - 3 - 5 ~ Crushed with skin on.
Chili Powder - 1 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Oil - 1 tbsp.
Sugar - 1/2 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

~ In a wide pan, heat oil and let the mustard seeds crackle.
~ Add cinnamon stick, pepper seeds, crushed garlic and kadipatta.
~ Now add the onion and saute until they become soft and transparent.
~ Add all the masala powders, and fry for few seconds.
~ Add tomato, fry for some time. Now cover, lower the gas and continue to cook until tomatoes are cooked.
~ Open the cover, mix everything thoroughly and add salt to taste and some more.
~ Add rice and mix it up with the tomato paste. 
~ Serve it hot with some Cool Raita.

Sending this to event at my blog, Bon Vivant #8 - Rice Recipes

Also sending it to 30 minute meal mela, South Indian Cooking


  1. wow delicious bath,luks tempting...

  2. love this rice..looks delicious

  3. Very colourful bhat dear. Irresistible one.....

    Today's recipe:

  4. Delicious and droolworthy


    Ongoing Event - Coconut

  5. yummy and super lunch box idea!

  6. what a great recipe! sounds and looks delicious AND healthy:)
    mary x

  7. Love this tomato rice! :) Funny though because the last time I've prepared this, I totally forgot to buy lots of tomatoes. Lol. Good thing, we had planted tomato at the backyard, and it was growing at that time (though not yet fully grown!). As for flavoring, I've added curcumin powder to make it spicier. Spicy foods are my bet. Yum, yum! :)


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