Rinse 3 large or 5 medium tomatoes and cut them into half.
Now you can either finely chop them with a knife or mince them using a food processor or puree them in a blender. You will need 2 cups chopped or minced tomatoes
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy pan or kadai. Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them splutter. Next add 2 teaspoons urad dal, 2 teaspoons chana dal and saute for few seconds.
Add slit green chili, minced ginger and saute. Also add minced garlic cloves now if you wish to. You can also add ginger garlic paste.
Next add the curry leaves and peanuts.
Saute well for a minute in medium heat.
Now add 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup chopped carrots. You can skip carrots to make this rice without vegetables.
Mix well and saute the ingredients in medium heat for 2 minutes.
Now add 2 cups chopped tomatoes and mix.
Add salt to taste.
Next add 1 teaspoon red chilli powder.
Also add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Mix well and cook in medium heat until the tomato masala gets well cooked. It takes around 6-7 minutes in medium heat.
Now add the rice and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil. Remove from flame
Mix well but gently without breaking the rice, add chopped coriander leaves and mix again
Serve tomato rice warm or cool thoroughly and pack in lunch box.