tomato rice recipe

South Indian Tomato Rice Recipe – Ready in 5 Minutes

Today’s recipe is none other than tangy, spicy and mouth watering Tomato Rice. The best part is it can be prepared from leftover rice. What more could you ask for? Awesomesauce tempering prepared from flavorful spices and tomato puree. It is a treat to your palate and everyone is going to fall in love with this tomato rice recipe.

South Indian Cuisine is among the top favorite meal preferences in India. It is the staple meal of a lot of states in South India, but South Indian food is popularly consumed across the nation.

The other aspect of South Indian food is that they have therapeutic properties. South Indian food has rice and coconut as its chief ingredient. The dishes are extremely delicious and healthy as their preparation needs less oil.

Why consume South Indian Food?

  • High in protein
  • Rich in fibers
  • Easy digestive
  • Weight loss benefits

Another South Indian rice recipe you should try is Curd Rice.

Let’s get started with recipe.

How to make Tomato Rice

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Tomato Rice Recipe

Servings 3
Calories 299kcal
Author Siddhi Panchal


  • 1 Cup Rice Cooked
  • 3 Tomato Puree Small Size
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Clove
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/4 Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste


  • Once the seeds splutter add cumin seeds.
  • Next add clove and cinnamon sticks, asafetida, ginger garlic paste and roast for half a minute.
  • Add tomato puree and salt to taste, cook it on medium flame till the oil separates form the tomato mixture.
  • Add red chili powder, cooked rice and mix all ingredients well.
  • You can also add chopped coriander leaves if you want to.
  • The instant tomato rice is ready to be served.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 109mg3%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I am sure your mouth is watering as even the color is enough to tease your palate. Now it is your turn to make this delectable south Indian tomato rice. Let me know in the comments below your experience with the recipe.

Happy Cooking!

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