Tomato Rice



  • Rice ( Basmati) – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 3
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Cloves – 2
  • Brinji leaves – a small leaf
  • Fennel seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Ginger garlic paste – ½ spoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Masala powder or Chili powder – ½ to 1 spoon (depends on the spiciness of the Chili powder)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ghee or Oil- as required


  • Cook rice with Salt and keep it aside.
  • Slice Onion lengthwise and Chop Tomato into small pieces. Keep them aside.
  • Heat Oil or Ghee in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Cloves, Brinji leaf and Saffron. Once it started sizzling add Curry leaves and Onion.
  • Fry Onion till it turns into golden brown. Add Ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
  • Add Turmeric powder, Masala powder or Chili powder, Salt and fry till the raw smell of masala goes. Add little salt since we’ve already salt to the rice.
  • Add chopped Tomatoes and fry till it becomes soft. Mash Tomatoes while you saute it.
  • Add the cooked Rice now and mix well with masala and Tomato mix. Remove from heat.