Tomatoes Stuffed with Rice

Nice party dish. You’ll need:

  • 500gm firm, large, red tomatoes
  • 100gm rice
  • 1″ stick of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 100gm green peas
  • 1/2 coconut, scraped
  • 3 sour limes
  • oil/ghee for frying
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves


  1. Slice off the tops of the tomatoes
  2. Scrape out the pulp and drain any juices
  3. Wash the rice
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon
  5. Add onions and fry till they are golden brown
  6. Add chili, turmeric powder, rice and peas
  7. Add enough water and cook till rice is tender
  8. Remove from fire and cool
  9. Fill tomatoes with the mixture and cover with sliced off tops
  10. Bake in a moderately hot oven for approximately 15 minutes
  11. Sprinkle with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves
  12. Serve hot with quartered limes

– Sid

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.