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Monday, March 26, 2007

Tomato Rice

Tomatoes are packed with a lot of health benefits. Bright red tomatoes are the best to get good amount of lycopene, vitamins C, K & A, potassium, and fiber. Tomatoes does not lose it's nutritional benefits by cooking. Is tomato a vegetable or a fruit ? Tomato is actually a fruit, but considered a vegetable.

Here is a recipe to cook tomatoes and get the benefits of this fruit / Vegetable.


1 cup - Basmati rice

5 - Tomatoes, chopped

2 inch - Ginger, paste

5 flakes - Garlic, paste

10 - shallots , chopped

1 - Green chili, chopped

1/4 tsp - Jeera / Cumin

1/4 tsp - Fennel seeds / Perumjeerakam

2 sprigs - Curry leaves

Sesame oil

Salt to taste


1 ) Heat oil in pan. Add curry leaves, jeera, fennel seeds and fry for a minute. Then add green chili, paste of ginger - garlic. Fry till lighlty brown.

2 ) Add chopped shallots and lightly brown them. Add chopped tomatoes, fry and cook till tomotoes are a bit mashed. Add salt to taste.

3 ) Add 1.5 cup water and bring it to a boil. Add washed rice, bring to a boil and then simmer. Close with a lid and cook till the rice is fully cooked. Take off the stove. Open the lid only after, it has cooled down a bit.

Serve hot and enjoy this tomato rice.

This is my entry for the Jihva for tomatoes, hosted by RP of My workshop.


FH said...

OH nO!! :)) I made this too for rp but lot different.Looks great ,I love the Tomato rice.

Sharmi said...

thats a nice entry and presentation!!


Mishmash ! said...

Pravs, the name tomato rice always remind me of my pathetic hostel food in chennai !! But ur recipe sounds more exciting and deft'ly a great entry:)


Sia said...

pravs, i make tomato rice exactly like urs. try adding canned chopped tomatoes next time. they give nice tnagy, sweet taste:)

J said...

Reminds me of mom's tomato rice :)

Nirmal T V said...

Pravs, Your dishes are really nice. I was telling my friend the other about your website. Nice recipes...

Nirmal T V said...

One more thing,
why dont you enable comment for non-blogger users? :-)

Mandira said...

the tomato rice looks gorgeous. Beautiful presentation too.

Kribha said...

Hi ,
First time here. Came across your site from RP's blog. I made a similar tomato rice for the event but named it as tomato pulav. ha ha ha. Anyway, loved the collection of your recipes. Good Pics.

Purnima said...

Praveena, yes of course I shall be trying out many more recipes from your blog..Ishtew is next in pipeline. I tried this tomato rice tonight for dinner..was liked by my daughter who is a tomato fan! thks for posting!!