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Tomato Rice With Spring Onions & Capsicum

Tomato Rice with Fresh Home Made Low Fat Curd

Tomato rice is another very common dish liked by many of us. Unlike regular one, which I usually make, this time I tried with little variations. Like instead of onions I used spring onions and capsicum as an additional vegetable to rice along with green peas, which is must every time I make this rice. The taste was much greater than usual one. Remember balti dhal, one of my post, that week I had capsicum and spring onions in my store. Thus this Tomato Rice with Spring Onions & Capsicum.

2 cups of rice (plain cooked in rice cooker or as you follow)
3 medium size tomatoes
A bunch of spring onions or 1 big regular onion(sliced into small pieces)
1 capsicum (cut into thin long pieces)
2 green chillis (optional here)
3 to4 curry leaves
1 tbsp fresh cilantro
A cup of green peas (fresh & washed)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garlic pulp
1 tsp ginger pulp
1/4 tsp ghee
1 cup water
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt a/c to your taste (I add 1 1/2 tsp salt for two cups of rice including all other vegetables)
1 tbsp oil or (a/c to your measurments)

  1. Boil rice in rice cooker with 4 cups of water for 2 cups of raw rice with a 1/4 tsp of ghee which is optional.
  2. Meanwhile, cut tomatoes into thin slices, and get ready with other ingredients mentioned above.
  3. Take a big and more depth pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, capsicum( if using green chillis), spring oinions(if using onions), peas one after the other by giving as usual time for frying.
  4. Capsicum pieces should be little crispy. Now add ginger and garlic pulp respectively and fry for one to two minutes.
  5. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Now add tomatoes and mix with all other ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle salt from above on tomatoes, close the lid and allow to cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 miunutes.
  7. Now mix salt with tomatoes and chilli powder. Mix well and add water now. Allow to cook all the vegetables well for 5 minutes ot until they all become soft.
  8. Finally, add cooked rice into this and cilantro and stir for 2 to 3 minutes with open lid. After that close the lid and sim for another 3 to 4 minutes. See that the base of the content or rice is not burnt. Also all the water should be evaporated.
  9. Remove from heat and serve this hot tomato rice with chilled curd.

Note: Usually, rice is cooked along with all other vegetables, but I follow this method by cooking rice separately and adding to the other ingredient. Some how we started liking this one, so I follow this method..you can follow either of them.

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Sounds yummy Meena! Thank you!

Looks delicious, Meena!! Specially with home made yoghurt!! Mouth watering!!!:))
All set for Diwali? Mine will post on Thursday!!

That looks lovely Meena. Great pictures :). I love tomato rice but never tried with spring onions. Will try next time. Thanks

That looks yummy Meena. What milk do you make low fat curd at home? I tried making with 1% low fat milk and the curd did not set properly. Thanks for the recipe.

Thank you Chandrika:-)

Thank you Asha...waiting for your diwali post :-))..hmm..not yet..we are avoiding seets..so may do any one sweet for festival..But I will do post.and try to do some thing for diwali..though hot:-))

Shilpa, even with spring onions the taste was great...since other ingredients dominate..does'nt make much difference but was much tastier than regular one...do try..I hope you will like it!!

HI Pavani,
thanks you! I do make with 1% milk only and it sets every time.Pavani..when milk is more warm than usual in winter add very little i.e., 1/4 tsp of curd and mix well with milk. After that keep the container in oven..kepping temperature of oven on warm for over night or for 8 hrs ...iam sure it will set.Do tell me after you give a try:-))..all the best!!

Tomato rice with spring onion and capsicum... that's a nice combination. Looks delicious

tomato rice is a real comfort food..the touch of green onions and capsicum makes it different .the pic is nice .thanks for sharing meena.

Thank you krithika,
you can give a try when you have spring onions and capsicum in store like mine then:-))..waiting for your europe tour pictures..:-))

Thank you maneka,
yeah my son and my husband both like tomato rice and pulihora a lot...thease are more often cooked in the weekends..its really a comfort food:-)

Meena, yummy looking rice. can u post a detailed curd method? I always get it lacy and urs look so good.

thank you for visiting ..sure I will post a detail method for preparing curd soon.

Happy Diwali to you and your family, Meena!

Tomato rice is delicious ! Meena wishing you & your family a happy Diwali...:)

Very nice and colorful pulao Meena...here is wishing you a Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali Meena !

Meena -

I haven't made this in ages...should try it pretty soon.....

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