Rice Vegetarian

Tomato rice

Tomato rice is an excellent recipe you can make with leftover rice.It traditonally

belongs to the city of the Nizam ,Hyderabad where tomato is considered an

important component.Because of the huge cultivation of red chilles in Andhra

Pradesh the local cuisines are spicy and red colored with the use of red hot chilly

powder.But you can use a lesser spicy Kashmiri chilly powder if you want and make

the dish still look red hot and spicy by using red juicy tomatoes.


1.Leftover steamed rice (preferably refrigerated)( 3 cups)
2.Tomatoes(3 to 4)
3.Mustard seeds(1 tsp)
4.Curry leaves(4 to 5)
5.Toor dal or Bengal gram dal(1 tsp)
6.Kashmiri chilly powder(1 tsp)
7.Vegetable oil(2 to 3 tbsp)
8.Salt(as per taste)
9.Garlic(2 to 3 cloves)
10.Garlic(1 clove crushed and chopped)
11.roasted groundnuts (a handful)


1.Grind the tomatoes and garlic  into a fine paste)
2.Add 2 tbsp of oil in the pan.
3.Add mustard seeds ,when the splutter ,add curry leaves and toor dal.
4.Add the chopped garlic and a whole red chilly.
5.Add tomato paste and fry.
6.Add the salt and groundnuts and mix.
7.Add the boiled rice and stir till the flavors blend.
8.Continue to stir till the mixture does not leave the sides of the pan.
9.Serve hot with a vegetable or meat sidedsh or simply curd.



Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.


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