Mysore Style Tomato Rice

Tomato is one of the vegetables which is also a fruit. Indians use tomato almost in all the curries just like onions, as it is the key ingredient. It is one of the most important protective food crops of India. Today I am making Spicy and delicious Mysore Style Tomato Rice. I had some  left over rice  and I wanted to make something with tomatoes for today's post. Found this delicious and simple Mysore Style Tomato rice on YouTube. 

This recipe goes to the week 2, day 2 of BM 66 under the "3 veggies that are fruits". Here goes the recipe.....


Tomatoes 3
Cooked rice 2 cups
Cinnamon stick  1 inch -2
Poppy seeds 3 spoons
Dry coconut powder 4 spoons
Cashew nuts 6
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves 4
Chopped cilantro 1/4 cup
Kashmiri chili powder 2 spoons
Salt to taste
Oil 4 spoons


Dry roast cinnamon sticks, poppy seeds and dry coconut powder.
Let it cool, add add everything into blender along with kashmiri chili powder.
Blend to smooth paste.
Heat wok or pan, add oil.
Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds,  curry leaves and cashew nuts.
Saute for a minute or 2 and add chopped tomatoes.
Add salt and cover to cook for 6-7 minutes or till the tomatoes pieces are nice and soft.
Now add the masala paste and mix well.
Cover and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.
Now add cooked rice, mix well and adjust salt to taste.
Cover and cook for another 2 minutes on medium flame.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 66.


Srividhya said...

Wow love the fact that it doesnt use garam masala. Interesting recipe. Will try this one. Love these mixed rices for lunch

vaishali sabnani said...

The rice looks very flavorful..and love the ingredients going in there.

Srivalli said...

Love tomato rice anytime..and your rice has such a lovely colour!

rajani said...

Tomato rice was a lunch box staple until recently :-) said...

These tomato rice look too attractive to resist...

Smruti Ashar said...

Tomato rice looks lovely. And the plate is really beautiful too!

Unknown said...

Interesting recipe. I never imagined tomato rice could be made without onions or garlic

Priya Suresh said...

Can smell the aroma of this rice rite from here, delicious rice.

Pavani said...

That is such a flavorful and delicious looking tomato rice. Sounds spicy and yummy.