Masala Tomato Rice
Masala Tomato Rice


• 1 cup – Basmathi Rice
• 3 – medium ripe Tomatoes (cut into pieces)
• 1 – medium Onion (sliced)
• 3 to 4 – Small Green chillies
• 2 tbsp – Ghee
• A handful of fresh or Frozen Peas
• Salt to taste
• Cinnamon, Clove and Curry leaves for sputtering
• Fried Cashewnuts and chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing.


  1. Wash the rice and soak it for 5-10 mins.
  2. Heat the pressure pan, add ghee and splutter the cinnamon, cloves and curry leaves.
  3. Then fry the green chillies and onion till they are transparent in colour.
  4. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
  5. Then add the green peas and rice and fry for 3-4 mins.
  6. Add 1.5 cups of water and salt to taste.
  7. Close the lid and pressure cook for 20 mins or 2 whistles.
  8. Garnish with fried cashewnuts and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve with onions or cucumber raita and garlic papads.

Recipe courtesy of Alamu