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Tomato Rice – Bachelor Recipe

How many times do we come home tired ready to slip into the sofa – waiting for some invisible fairy to cook hot hot food for us ?? (Mostly the invisible fairy is good old mom ha!).

I remember the times when I was working in India, my amma used to have all food cooked and ready. She would beat the eggs for the omelette but not make it until I reached home. Within the time I freshened up, she would make the omelette, so that it is hot hot when I eat. Hmmmm !!

Well, now that we are no more privileged to be eating mom’s food, being so far away – Recipes that dont require us to chop a lot or to have a constant eye while cooking are the ones that are life-savers at such times. This tomato rice is one such dish and I got this recipe from a Bachelor friend of mine. Its so easy all you need is some left-over cooked rice and everyday ingredients in the pantry. Most of us one time or the other would have made this recipe. Nothing new about it.

Anyways for those us who have not done it, here is the recipe
– half a medium size onion chopped
– two medium sized tomato chopped
– one cubed potato ( optional )
– garam masala powder 1 tsp
– chilli powder half tsp
– ginger garic paste 1 tsp
– for tempering : 1 inch cinnamon stick, two cloves, 2 tsp urad dal or split black gram, 2 tsp channa dal or bengal gram, 1 tsp mustard
– Left over rice – a cup.
Tomato rice with a dollop of mint chutney
Tomato rice with a dollop of mint chutney

1. Temper one tsp oil with all the ingredients for tempering.
2. add onion, potato, garammasala, ginger-garlic paste, chillipowder and saute for a couple of minutes
3. Add chopped tomato and saute for 2 minutes
4. Close with a lid and cook for 5 to 8 minutes in low-flame
5. Increase the heat to medium and cook until all the water from the tomato is absorbed.
6. Add to cooled rice and mix well. Enjoy !!


May 14, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Tomato rice and mint chutney – wonderful combo. Nice blog 🙂

    Comment by piriyamudan amma | May 14, 2006 | Reply

  2. i just came across your blog from a comment posted by you on my blog,Yours is a nice blog with excellent photos!

    Comment by Sumitha | May 14, 2006 | Reply

  3. Ha.. Revathi.. one of my favorite comfort foods.. deadly combo, one item lacking is chips (may be baked since we have this kick for health!:)
    Good one!

    Comment by Kitchenmate | May 15, 2006 | Reply

  4. I do it kind of the same way, but add mint to the rice while I saute onions and have it with boiled eggs, no yellow though/

    Comment by Shankari | May 15, 2006 | Reply

  5. Amma, Sumitha : Welcome to my blog. Thanks for the comments.

    Kitchenmate : Yes I really really miss chips. Somedays I sneak in a couple of chips in office but not more than that !!

    Shankari :
    Yes me too throwing away the yellows. Which are the tastiest part of eggs.. Why is that the tastiest are not good for health ???

    Comment by Revathi | May 15, 2006 | Reply

  6. Hello, Just wandering the blogosphere and here I am at your blog. I enjoy the style of how you have put it all together. I’ll be coming back again.


    What is a time share?

    Comment by Simon Langer | May 25, 2006 | Reply

  7. Enjoyed a lot! » »

    Comment by Anonymous | April 26, 2007 | Reply

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