Chatpata Tamatar Chawal

Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene. And a very important ingredient in an Indian kitchen.

Fresh Tomatoes

This One-Dish meal is healthy and nutritious, and a hit with kids. When you feel tired and do not feel like being in the kitchen for a long time, this recipe goes well, as it does not need any accompaniments, and you can prepare this in a jiffy. You will love it. Comfort food it is! Try it out, and enjoy.

Chatpata Tamatar Chawal – Spicy Tomato Rice
Serves: 5


Rice – 4 cup
Tomato – 6 medium
Tomato paste – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Split Black gram/Urad Dal – 1 tbsp
Split Bengal gram/Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
Small Green chillies – 8, finely chopped
Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Yellow Onion – 4, medium
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Salt – To taste


1. If you have left over plain rice then you can use it or else cook the 4 cups rice with about 2 tsp salt and keep aside.
2. Slice green chilles, onions, and tomatoes finely.
3. Heat ghee in a pan and add split black gram and bengal gram along with onions, tomatoes, green chilles. Fry well stirring until the dal gets a reddish tinge. Add salt, tomato paste, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well. Cook and let cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes are slightly mushy.
4. Remove in a large bowl and add cooked rice to it and mix it throughly and gently. Reheat it before you serve.


3 thoughts on “Chatpata Tamatar Chawal

  1. assalamualaikum mona,mujhe apki website ka pata lagte hi search kark my ne apki tomato rice try kiya yeh to bahot hi tasty dish hai aur my apki aur bhi dishes try karungi.mona please aap jalebi wali recipe bhi add kardo.

  2. Just curious, I didn’t see at what point we need to add the chana dal in this recipe. Do tell, because I want to try this recipe soon – I’m drooling over it already! Thks for maintaining such a wonderful blog 🙂

    Muneeba, I apologize for the typo, I have now rectified the procedure. ~Mona

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