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Friday, October 12, 2012

Tomato chutney & Tomato Rice in Microwave

Today's Recipe is Tomato Rice. There are 2 ways to make a tomato rice. One cook rice with tomato and the other one is make rice and make chutney separately and mix them together. If I have less time and on a time crunch usually make it together. Otherwise if planning a somewhat elaborate menu, then will make rice and chutney separately and mix them. Now a days am on a spree to cook in Microwave. Cooked both rice and chutney in microwave and mixed them and served it with onion raitha. Simple lunch. 

For Tomato Chutney

What are the things needed?

Oil, 2-3 teaspoon
Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon
Channa dhal/Kadala paruppu, 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic, 4-5 cloves
Onions(Small), 1 no.
Curry leaves, a sprig
Green chillies, 2 nos.
Asafoetida, a pinch
Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Tomatoes (large), 2 nos.
Salt to taste

How it is made? 
  1. Heat oil in a microwave safe bowl for a minute.
  2. Then add mustard seeds and microwave for another minute.
  3. Then add chopped onions, slit green chillies, chopped garlic and a sprig of curry leaves and microwave for 2 minutes.
  4. Then add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, asafoetida and mix well.Then microwave for 5 minutes covered.
  5. Then add salt to taste mix well and then microwave for another 3 minutes.
  6. Now check the consistency of chutney. Till u get the desired consistency microwave at equal intervals of 2 minutes take out and check.
  7. When the water is all evaporated and the tomatoes are all soft and mushy the chutney is ready.

For the tomato rice (Final Assembly)

What are the things needed?

Tomato chutney, refer above
Rice, 1 cup(I cooked in microwave too, for recipe click here)
Salt to taste
Cilantro to garnish(optional)

How it is made?
  1. Add the chutney to the rice and mix well without any lumps.
  2. Then check and adjust the salt. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with Cilantro and Serve.

Serves 2.

  • The chutney can be used as a side dish for chappathi too.
  • The type of tomatoes, determine the time of cooking. Also cooking time in each microwave varies. Mine took totally 14 minutes from the beginning till the end. 


  1. wow so tempting, gorgeous clicks...

  2. simple dishes makes life so easy. This dish is one of that. very simple and looks healthy too.

  3. wow delicious chutney dear,luks too gud...

  4. Very colourful n flavour full dear

  5. The chutney has a lovely color. And that would be essential for microwave cooking = to use tomatoes with the deep red colour. Looks so inviting.

  6. i usually make tomato rice....so easy but yet so yummy...chutney is fab idea

  7. thanks for sharing, another recipe to try from your space.looks good

  8. Delicious tomato chutney in microwave . very nice tomato rice.

  9. tomato rice looks delicious... nice idea..

  10. Quick and delicious chutney..Love that flavourful tomato rice too.

  11. What a beautiful recipe... I can't wait to try making it in the microwave.

  12. Looks yummy yummy... Just love it....

  13. Simple way of doing things...nice...tomato chutney and rice is always every ones favorite..

  14. nice color and delicious too :)

  15. Delicious preparation and loved the idea of using microwave...Really a quick way..

  16. i am trying this tonight :) following you


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