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Usually I prepare 3 to 4 variations in Tomato rice, this is one of them.  This variation is like; we prepare tomato gojju (sauce like) ahead and mix it with cooked rice when needed.  You can also keep the gojju in the fridge and use it whenever you need it. The Tomato gojju stays good in fridge for 10 days also. This rice will have nice and tangy tomato flavor with some pods of garlic and onion. This is absolutely wonderful rice that can be made for big parties, potlucks, picnics as well as lunch box.  

 The measurement I am posting today will have extra gojju; you can store them in refrigerator for later use.  Even u can use this gojju as a side dish for idly or dosa. 

Ingredients :

Tomato( sour) - 4
Onion - 2 sliced
Green chilli - 4 sliced
Curry leaves - few
Garlic - 1o pods sliced
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Saunf powder - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 2 tsp
Salt - as required


Gingelly oil (nallenai,sesame oil) - 3 tbsp
Mustard - 2 tsp
Urand and channa dhal - 2 tbsp each

Mixing rice :

Cooked rice - 1 cup
Tomato gojju prepared - as required
Salt - as needed
Oil for mixing (Gingelly oil)
Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :

1. Heat oil in the pan and add the seasoning ingredients one by one.
2. Add the saunf powder and curry leaves.
3. Then add the garlic after it is slightly brown add the slice onion too.
4. Saute till light brown then add tomato chopped.
5. To this add salt, turmeric, chilli powder. saute until everything is well mashed and oil separates.
6. switch it off and once cooled store in air tight container.

For making rice :

Mix the gojju with rice , adjust salt and oil as needed and garnish with coriander rice. Serve with chips, vadagams, raita or Boiled egg too.


For variation you can add cooked peas to rice.

Sailaja Damodaran  – (August 5, 2009 at 1:34 PM)  

nice one i love the decoration ....u shud have made the vadam as a flower vase...pretty

Preety  – (August 5, 2009 at 2:12 PM)  

lovely presentation, waiting for next versions:)

Abhilash Pillai  – (August 5, 2009 at 2:34 PM)  

Pavithra a nice dish indeed...

If you try frying the cooked rice in ghee,and repeating the remaining steps it will taste crisp and smell great..

We call it pulaav... If you add cauliflower and peas, it will add taste to your dish...

Anyway it was a nice and wonderful recipe to give a try...

Unknown  – (August 5, 2009 at 2:41 PM)  

Yummy Tomato Rice..and beautiful presentation as ever..keep up lady.

Priya Suresh  – (August 5, 2009 at 4:14 PM)  

Delicious rice and lovely presentation Pavi!

Dhanya Ganesh  – (August 5, 2009 at 5:36 PM)  

Wow..what a presentation dear. Luved the rice.

kittymatti  – (August 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM)  

My fav rice.. so simple yet so flavourful. Looks perfect, and yes, I must add-as usual!

chakhlere  – (August 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM)  

I just loved your tomato rice recipe!!
will make it today may be!!  – (August 5, 2009 at 7:00 PM)  

Nice click dear...creative indeed...very nice recipe too...

Poornima Nair  – (August 5, 2009 at 7:33 PM)  

That dish looks so beautiful. Great recipe.

Urmi  – (August 5, 2009 at 7:54 PM)  

Lovely picture of tomato rice.It looks yummy and feel like having it now.I will definitely prepare this tomato rice.Thanks for your nice recipe.

Donna-FFW  – (August 5, 2009 at 8:21 PM)  

This tomato rice look gorgeous!

Reeni  – (August 5, 2009 at 8:32 PM)  

This looks so delicious! And I have all kinds of tomatoes in my garden - perfect for this!

Nithya  – (August 5, 2009 at 8:51 PM)  

This one looks absolutely tempting.. And I am coming there for the vadam.. looks so so so cute.. :)

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (August 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM)  

That's a very yummy recipe dear..thanks for visiting my blog..u have a good selection of recipes too..hope that u would sign in as a follower to my blog and thanks for the lovely comment on my 250th post:

chef and her kitchen  – (August 5, 2009 at 10:41 PM)  

lovely bats dear...I do like those kind of fryums...
lovely rice...congrats on d awards too

Anonymous –   – (August 5, 2009 at 10:44 PM)  

Wow!yummy rice &ammmmzing presentation dear!

Pari Vasisht  – (August 5, 2009 at 10:44 PM)  

Beautiful presentation pavithra. love the recipe but I also agree with what abhilash pillai has commented and that can also be another version.Looking forward to your more versions.

Faiza Ali  – (August 5, 2009 at 11:30 PM)  

woooow !lovely presentation. Waiting for other versions...

Pavithra Elangovan  – (August 5, 2009 at 11:42 PM)  

Sure abilash and pari will try it out what u said when I make next time. Thanks a lot for the suggestion

ARUNA  – (August 6, 2009 at 12:40 AM)  

hats off to ur creativity!!!

Sanghi  – (August 6, 2009 at 2:03 AM)  

Rice looks lovely..! Yummy@!

Raks  – (August 6, 2009 at 2:23 AM)  

Saunf and garlic gives a great flavor! Love it!!

Indian Khana  – (August 6, 2009 at 2:53 AM)  

I love this kind of tomato rice too...and love the pic so cute

lata raja  – (August 6, 2009 at 3:22 AM)  

Whoa! lovely colour.Your presentation.... Jabardhast!!!

Unknown  – (August 6, 2009 at 3:42 AM)  

tomato rice looks so tempting nice pic.

Angie's Recipes  – (August 6, 2009 at 4:44 AM)  

A great tomato rice dish..the decoration is fascinating.

Angie's Recipes

Rekha shoban  – (August 6, 2009 at 6:42 AM)  

hi pavithra, nice presentation...its really gud.

suvi  – (August 6, 2009 at 6:46 AM)  

i love your presentation! Very diff way of making tomato rice, sounds so nice!!

Karine  – (August 6, 2009 at 6:56 AM)  

Wowow this rice looks delicious!

Chitra  – (August 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM)  

looks yumm.wish to have it:)

Trish  – (August 6, 2009 at 7:52 AM)  

This looks very good. All the right flavours and colours to make such an attractive dish!

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (August 6, 2009 at 8:22 AM)  

Lovely presentation. Seasoning with sesame oil would have given a very good taste. Looks yummy.

Mythreyi Dilip  – (August 6, 2009 at 10:41 AM)  

Tomato rice looks so colourful and yummy. I loved the presentation.

Pam  – (August 6, 2009 at 11:16 AM)  

Mmmm sounds good and the presentation is beautiful as usual.

Vaishali  – (August 6, 2009 at 11:54 AM)  

Pavithra, I love the cute presentation. Tomato rice is a huge favorite in our home too.

Deepthi Shankar  – (August 6, 2009 at 2:20 PM)  

this is a nice version of tomato rice

Bhawna  – (August 6, 2009 at 8:57 PM)  

I will definately try ur recipe for tomato rice. Presentation as usal too good.

Shri  – (August 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM)  

I love the presentation and we all love Tomato rice in my family.It is dlish!

Renus Kitchen  – (August 7, 2009 at 12:29 AM)  

I love tomato rice, my South Indian friends introduced it to me in school....BT very nice presentation

sree  – (August 7, 2009 at 8:53 AM)  

sight of it is making me hungry

Parita  – (August 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM)  

Lovely Pavithra, awesome presentation! whats those cream ones at the sides?

Anu  – (August 7, 2009 at 5:19 PM)  

Please collect your award from my blog :)

Sushma Mallya  – (August 7, 2009 at 11:04 PM)  

nicely presented and really a lovely picture....

Anonymous –   – (August 8, 2009 at 8:44 PM)  

ஹாய் பவித்ரா,

உங்களின் ப்ளாக் நன்றாக இருக்கிறது.டோமடோ ரைஸ் சுத்தி அலங்கரித்திருப்பது என்னது?பன்னீரா?அழகாக உள்ளது உங்களின் பிரசண்டஷன்.என் ப்ளாக்கில் தங்களின் வருகைக்கும் கருத்திற்கும் நன்றி.தொடர்ந்து வாருங்கள்.


GEETHA ACHAL  – (August 8, 2009 at 8:46 PM)  

தங்களுடைய ப்ளாக் மிகவும் அழகாக இருக்கின்றது. உங்கள் குறிப்புகள் அனைத்தும் அருமை...அதிலும் அதனை presentசெய்து இருக்கும் விதம் கலக்கல்...

என்னுடய ப்ளாக பக்கம் வருகை தந்தமைக்கு நன்றி.
அன்புடன்,கீதா ஆச்சல்

bikim  – (August 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM)  

Dear Pavithra,
Love your blog because I like not only to cook but also to try new tastes and recipes. I'll try to do some of yours. Thanks for visiting my blog, promisse to post some portuguese food so you can try. Have a great week and take care,
Rosa from Portugal

sangeeta  – (August 10, 2009 at 1:02 AM)  

i love tom rice ...nice presentation but i am clueless what you have surrounded with...  – (August 10, 2009 at 1:25 AM)  

I just love the foods on your blog :)
Cheers :)

Vikis Kitchen  – (August 10, 2009 at 1:24 PM)  

Love the decoration. Yummy tomato rice...

Pooja  – (August 10, 2009 at 9:35 PM)  

Lovely tomato rice with awesome presentation! Waiting eagerly for the next version :)

Malini Basu  – (August 10, 2009 at 10:23 PM)  

Pavithra, thanks for visiting my blog...yummy rice and lovely presentation....

Shabs..  – (August 11, 2009 at 1:07 PM)  

Dear, i have award and tag in my blog for u..pls accept it.

Shabs..  – (August 11, 2009 at 1:07 PM)  

by the way, i loved ur rice....

ST  – (August 11, 2009 at 1:46 PM)  

Tomato rice looks divine...

Unknown  – (August 13, 2009 at 4:24 PM)  

Such a nice blog you have.The decoration is really good...

Pooja  – (August 15, 2009 at 1:01 AM)  

hey i love tomato briyani ! hmmm looks very yumm ! what is the decoration on the side?

Good Gynecologist in Chennai  – (February 26, 2011 at 1:46 AM)  

I tried this and it came out awesome! The pictures in the steps really helps. Love it.

Dolly Sharma  – (January 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM)  

Great Clicks with awesome presentation. Never tried making Tomato Rice. Recipe seems easy and the tomato rice looks delish. I would think this preparation could also be made using left over rice. What do you think Pavithra...

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