Tomato rice - This is a simple and delicious rice with the tangy taste of the tomatoes and the crunchiness of the peanuts in every bite. This recipe requires less time and very few ingredients to prepare. So lets see how to prepare this rice.

First Step - Cook the rice and keep it aside. Allow it to cool

Second Step - Slice the onions thinly. Wash and chop the tomatoes finely.

Third Step -  Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seed wwhen it stops spluttering add the urad dal followed by curry leaves. 

Fourth step- Add the onions, cook until they turn slight brown. Now add tomatoes and sambar powder along with salt. Allow it to cook until the onions and tomatoes are cooked well and you can see oil coming out from the mixture.

Fifth Step - Finally reduce the flame to low, add the cooked rice and mix it gently. Check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves. 

Remove from heat .Simple , easy and delicious tomato rice is ready to be served. Serve it hot with any crispies and enjoy

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Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins  |  Cook time:20 mins Serves4 | Author

A simple and delicious tomato rice that can be prepared in a jiffy with very less ingredients.
Easy Tomato Rice


  • 1 big sized onion - sliced thinnly
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes - finely chopped
  • 2 cup of cooked rice
  • Handful of roasted peanuts
  • 1 tbsp. of sambar powder
  • Salt – As needed 
  • coriander leaves - for garnishing

To temper

  • 1 tbsp. of Ghee/Oil
  • 1 tsp. of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. of urad dal
  • Curry leaves
  • Cashew nuts


  1. Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seed, when it stops spluttering add the urad dal and saute for a min. Add the curry leaves
  2. Add the onions , saute it until they turn translucent.
  3. When the onions are cooked add the tomatoes along with the sambar powder and mix it well.
  4. Allow it to cook until the tomatoes are cooked well along with the sambar powder and salt.
  5. Finally add the cooked rice along with the roasted peanuts. Stir it gently
  6. Check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves. 
  7. Remove from heat and serve it with any crispies of your choice and enjoy


  • When preparing for kids , you can include ghee as it gives a nice aroma to the rice.
  • For more rich taste you can also add cashew nuts.
  • For more spiciness you can add green chillies, just split and add two green chillies . Add it while adding the onions.
  • I have used only sambar powder you can try this with other spice powders according to your taste.

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)

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