Tomato rice is a south Indian recipe, ideal for lunch box. It is very simple and different version of tomato rice.Let us see how to make spicy tomato rice.

Soak Rice

Tomato Puree


Fry Masala

Fry Onion

Add Turmeric

Add ginger, garlic paste

Fry Well

Add Tomato puree

Fry Till Cooked

Add Soaked rice

Fry Rice

Add Hot Water

Tomato Rice

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Yields: 4


  • Raw rice ( soaked in water ) - 2 cups
  • Tomato puree - 4 cups
  • Onions ( chopped) - 2 medium sized
  • Green chillies - 4 no's
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Oil and ghee - 2 tsp
  • Cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt as required.


  1. In a deep pan, heat 1 tsp of oil and 1 tsp of ghee,fry cloves , cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf.
  2. Add onions and green chillies and fry.
  3. Now add salt and Turmeric powder and fry for a minute.
  4. Now add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw flavour goes.Fry till oil oozes out.
  5. Now add tomato puree, mix well and cook covered for 15 minutes in a low flame till oil oozes out.
  6. Then add rice and fry it for 3 minutes.
  7. Add hot water... Double the amount of rice that is around 4 cups of water..
  8. Cook covered in a low flame for 15 minutes..
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Spicy tomato rice is ready.Serve it with raita and papad.
  11. VARIATIONS : Spice levels can be adjusted according to our requirements.


Just one serving a day of tomato based food can have an incredibly beneficial effect on our health. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, folate, Iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline,zinc and phosphorus. Tomatoes provides the body with a tremendous amount of natural vitamins and minerals. It reduces the risk of cardio- vascular diseases. It improves digestion and prevents constipation. It prevents kidney and gall bladder stones. It strengthens the bones by enhancing ratio of calcium in our body. It reduces the blood clot risk. Reduces the breast cancer risks in women. Overall it strengthens the immune system.

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