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Tomato Rice | Tomato Bhath

By Swati Paathak @spicyvegrecipes

Tomato Rice|Tomato Rice Recipe| How to make Tomato Rice

By :Swati Paathak

Regional Indian Cuisine, Rice, Rice Recipes, South Indian Recipes, South Indian., Tomato,

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is one pot rice dish. In which plain steamed rice cooked with of tomato, onion, and Indian spices.

Tomato rice is not only tasty and flavorful but it is also very easy to make. It is great for packed lunch also. 

Tomato Rice is also known as Tomato Bhath in Southern states of India.

Tomato Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min          Cook Time: 10 min         Serves: 2

Main Ingredients: Tomato and rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Recipe Type: Rice, Main Course
Level of cooking: Easy


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • A pinch Asafetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Bengal gram spilled (Split channa dal)
  • ½ teaspoon Black gram split (Split urad dal)
  • 1whole red chilli
  • 1 finely chopped Green chillies (optional)
  • 1 Onion chopped (medium size)
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro / hara dhania


  1. In a large heavy bottom pan heat the oil.
  2. Add the red chilli mustard seeds, when they start to splutter.
  3. Add the channa dal cooks this channa dal till it gets slightly brown in color.
  4. Add urad dal and some broken cashew nuts.
  5. Make sure that you get light brown color in cashew nuts also.
  6. Add Chopped green chilli, chopped onion, curry leaves and salt.
  7. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until onions are slightly transparent.
  8. Add Asafetida and chopped tomatoes and red chilli powder stir and then cook over medium heat cook till these tomatoes are mushy and soft.
  9. Add garam masala powder Stir to combine.
  10. Add the cooked rice.
  11. Add more salt if needed.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  • Add rice cup by cup to make sure there is enough gravy to cover the rice.

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