Herbed Brown Rice with Veggies in Spicy Tomato Gravy

Rice and sabzi with a little twist.

This fancy version of our Indian classic uses brown rice, delicate herbs and a spicy homemade tomato gravy. Don’t worry, it’s just as easy as making tomato rice and you’ll love the fresh taste.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes



  • 1 cup long grained brown rice
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 tsp mixed dried herbs (basil, thyme, chives etc.)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper


  • 2 carrots
  • 7- 8 baby corns
  • 1 small capsicum (green bell pepper)


  • 6-7 tomatoes
  • 7-10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • Salt


  • Put the first five ingredients and a bit of salt in a microwave safe glass dish and cook on high for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Let it stand for a few minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Sprinkle more salt as desired and crush pepper with a pepper mill directly over the rice.
  • Mix gently with fork and keep aside covered.

  • Chop the veggies.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of sugar over them and mix.
  • Cook in a microwave safe glass dish on high for 5-7 minutes, mixing in between.
  • Grind everything in a blender adding some water if required.
  • Pour blended liquid over the veggies in the glass dish. Mix well and cook on high for 3 let it sit for 1 minute. Stir and cook again for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cups soy yogurt (optional) and stir well.
  • Serve hot.

This recipe comes from Susmitha Subbaraju at blog.veganosaurus.com