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Vegan Tomato Rice Recipe

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Vegan Tomato Rice Recipe

Vegan Tomato rice is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed as a standalone meal or as a side dish. It is a popular South Indian recipe that combines the tanginess of tomatoes with the aromatic spices and fluffy rice.

Ingredients For Vegan Tomato Rice

  1. Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  2.  finely chopped onion – 1
  3. Tomato Puree – 3 tomatoes
  4. Freshly grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  5. Cinnamon stick – 1 inch -1
  6.  Bay leaf – 2
  7. Green chillies – 2 finely chopped
  8. salt to taste
  9.  Vegetable oil – 1 TBSP
  10.  Hing Powder – 1/4 TSP
  11. Cumin seeds – 1 Tbsp
  12.  Hing / Asafoetida – 1/2 Tsp
  13. Mohri / Black Mustard Seeds – 1 TSP
  14. water – 2 cups


  1. finely Chopped cilantro.

Method For Preparing Tomato Rice

Insta pot method –

  1. Start Insta Pot on saute mode and add oil.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing powder, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaf. Saute for a minute.
  3. Add chopped green chilies and finely chopped onion. Saute until the onion turns translucent.
  4. Mix in tomato puree and salt.
  5. Add rice and saute for a minute.
  6. Mix in freshly grated coconut.
  7. Add water and bring to a boil.
  8. Switch Insta Pot to rice mode, close the lid, and steam on vent.
  9. Once done, let the steam release naturally.
  10. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Stove top method –

  1. Heat a pressure cooker . Once hot, add oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing powder . Add cinnamon sticks and bay leaf. Saute for a minute. Add chopped green chilies.
  2.  Add finely chopped onion and saute till they turn translucent .
  3.  Add tomato puree and mix well. Add salt mix well.
  4.  Add rice. Mix well . Saute for a minute.
  5.  Add freshly grated coconut. Mix well.
  6.  Add water and get nice boil.
  7.  Close lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  8.  Once done . Let the steam release naturally.
  9.  Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Tomato rice is a versatile dish that can be customized to your liking. You can add more vegetables or spices to suit your taste. Serve it with a side of raita or papad for a complete meal. With its delicious flavors and simplicity, tomato rice is a great recipe to add to your meal rotation.

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