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

Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is the founder of Chef at Large, a blog that began in 2007. He enjoys cooking, writing, travelling and technology in addition to being a practising Freemason. Health and wellness is a particularly passionate focus. Sid prefers the company of food and animals to most humans, and can be reached at