Tomato Rice

The major task of putting away all the golu bommai ( dolls that were displayed) and bringing back the house in order was done today.

The initial plan was to order food from outside. But, later on, I changed my mind and made Tomato rice and served it with raita and cornflakes mixture. This tomato rice can be made in a jiffy and is absolutely yummy and will certainly make a very satisfying meal:)



Cooked rice – 4 cups
Chopped tomatoes – 1+1/2 cups
Sliced shallots ( sambar onions) – 1 cup
Garlic – 10 cloves
Sambar powder – 2 tsps
Ghee – 2 tbsps
Cumin seeds ( jeera) – 1 tsp
Split urad dal ( black gram/ullundhu) – 2 tsps
Chana dal( bengal gram/ kadala paruppu)- 2 tsps
Hing ( asafoetida/ perungayam) – 1/4th tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsps


Crush and slice the garlic.

Heat ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. When it starts spluttering, add the urad dal, chana dal and hing. Sauté for few seconds and add the sliced garlic and continue to sauté for few more seconds.

Then add the sliced shallots. Sauté till it turns pink. Add the chopped tomatoes, sambar powder and salt to taste. Mix well and cook till the tomatoes turns soft.

Add the cooked rice and mix gently. Check for the seasonings. Sauté on a high flame for a min.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with raita and chips/ papad / mixture 🙂