Tomato Rice (Tamatar chawal)

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Add this delicious Tomato Rice (Tamatar chawal) in your diary so you can prepare it whenever you want to. Get the required ingredients and method posted here. You can make it fresh and serve it hot to your guests. Feedback is welcome.


8 oz. Basmati rice

1 lb. tomatoes

Oil for frying

1 large onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

1-inch fresh root ginger, finely chopped

½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 4 cloves

Salt to taste



¼ Bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped


Wash rice and soak for at least 30 minutes. Cook tomatoes in water for five minutes, then skin and sieve. Heat some oil in a saucepan and fry onions till brown. Add the spices and salt. Fry well for five minutes. Add rice and fry for a few more minutes. Make up tomato juice to a scant pint (U.S. 24 cups) with water and add to the rice. Bring to the boil, cover, and simmer gently till rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Note: Preparation time 10 minutes, Cooking time 45 minutes, To Serve 4

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