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How to make easy tomato peas rice

Tomato peas rice is a glutenfree diary-free breakfast recipe. An easy Indian style rice makes a great lunchbox. Its an one pot meal recipe. This is an easy vegan protein packed vegetarian rice with amazing flavors.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Rice
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: breakfast, dairy free, Glutenfree, Main dish, Rice, Vegan
Servings: 4 people


  • Shahi jeera or caraway seeds – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 3 nos
  • Onion (chopped) – ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – ¼ cup
  • Mint leaves – ¼ cup
  • Tomato puree – 2 cups
  • Tomato chopped – 2 cups
  • Green peas – ¾ cup
  • Biryani masala powder – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Basmati rice – 2 cups (soaked for 30 mins)
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required


  • Take a thick bottomed deep pan, heat oil, add shahi jeera. Fry well. Next add in bay leaves, fry well.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic and ginger paste. Fry well until you get nice aroma.
  • Next add mint and coriander leaves. Fry well until you get nice aroma.
  • Add tomato puree and tomato pieces. Fry well. This step is important in making a perfect tasty tomato rice.
  • We must fry the mixture well until tomato puree thickens and pieces become mushy. This adds the tangy flavour to the rice. The mixture should become thick gravy consistency.
  • Next add fresh green peas to this, fry well. Add red chili powder as per taste. Fry again to mix everything.
  • To this add required quantity of water and soaked rice.
  • Next add salt as per taste and finally add biryani masala powder.
  • Close with airtight lid and cook the rice. Stir the mixture in intervals. If you feel water is less or if rice is still not cooked, add little water and cook again.
  • After the rice is cooked, do not immediately mix the rice, as it tends to break. Fluff the rice with a fork and tomato rice is ready to be served
  • Serve tasty tomato peas rice with any raita of your choice




Cook the tomato puree and pieces well before adding other ingredients. 
Adjust red chili powder, salt as per taste preference. 
I have added homemade biryani masala powder, you can use store brought masala as well. 
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