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Tomato Rice (No Onion - No Garlic)
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4.86 from 7 votes

Tomato Rice (No Onion and No Garlic) Recipe

Quick, Simple tomato rice without onion/garlic masala yet very flavorful rice. Perfect for kids schoo lunch box / potlucks. With seasame oil and fresh tempering this is very tasty rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Rice Varieties
Cuisine: Indian, Tamilnadu
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 2 Tomato
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt asjust to your taste
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil

For Grinding

  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Whole Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 2 nos Red Chili

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • 1 slit Green Chilli
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cashew


Frying Grinding Ingredients

  • Heat a pan. Add grinding ingredients and dry roast them till the dal turns golden brown.

Grinding Process

  • Grind the dry roasted ingredients to a smooth powder and set it aside

Sauteing Tomato

  • Heat sesame oil in a pan. Add the chopped tomato and saute the tomatoes in low flame till mushy. Add Turmeric powder and salt and mix well

Adding Spice Powder

  • When the tomato becomes nicely mushy, add the freshly ground spice powder and mix well. Keep in flame for couple of minutes and switch off the flame

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter. Then, add split urad dal, bengal gram dal, green chili and curry leaves and saute till the dal turns golden brown.

Mixing with Rice

  • Cool down 2 cups of cooked rice and add it to the tomato gravy. Also add tempering and mix everything gently without making the rice mushy.

Serving Time!

  • Serve the delicious No Onion No Tomato rice with toasted Papad and enjoy the rice!



Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g