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Tomato Rice Recipe | Thakkali Sadam Recipe

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Tomato Rice Recipe / Thakkali Sadam Recipe in Tamilnadu or Tomato bath in Karnataka is a quick lunch which can be made in a hurry. Whenever I run out of lunch menu ideas or feel lazy to cook my immediate rescuer is this Tomato bhath. We can have this rice with simple raitha and surely have a hearty meal. The flavour of the garlic, the tanginess in the tomatoes, added ghee at last and also the vibrant colour makes this South Indian tomato rice tastes great.

Checkout my other related Tomato recipes
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4. Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rice Recipe 2

Tomato Rice Recipe

Tomato Rice Recipe | Thakkali Sadam Recipe

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian |  Recipe Category: Main Course / Rice Varieties
Preparation + Cook Time: 45 minutes  |  Serves: 2 to 3

  • Basmasti Rice – 1 Cup
  • Big Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 3 to 4
  • Garlic – 10 Flakes
  • Green Chilli – 2 to 3
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tblsp chopped
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – As Needed
To Temper
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 2 tsp
  • Saunf – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 Small piece (optional)
  • Curry Leaves – Few
  • Oil – 1 tblsp
  • Ghee – 2 tsp

1. Rinse and soak Basmati rice in water for 30 mins. Drain the water and pressure cook the rice (for 3 whistles) with water ratio of 1:1.5. Fluff up the rice with a fork and let it cool down. Keep by side.
Tomato Rice Step12. Chop onion lengthwise finely, tomatoes roughly, garlic in circles and slit green chillies. Heat oil in a kadai and temper the ingredients listed in the table ‘To Temper’.

Tomato Rice Step23. Add onions, garlic, green chilly and saute till onions turns transparent.
Tomato Rice Step34. Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Saute well until tomatoes turn mushy and leaves water. Now it looks like a tomato thokku or semi gravy.
Tomato Rice Step45. Add rice to the semi gravy and mix carefully without breaking the rice grains. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and ghee.
Tomato Rice Step5
Serve it hot with any raithas.


Tomato Rice Recipe

Tomato Rice Recipe


1. I used basmati rice or you can use any rice variety for this Tomato Rice Recipe.
2. Any left over rice can also be used for this Tomato Bhath.

3. For a change you can also add boiled green peas while cooking.
4. Addition of cinnamon is optional but it gives a restaurant touch to the rice.
5. Choose deep red colour tomatoes, so that you get a vibrant colour Thakkali Sadam Recipe.
6. Tempering the ingredients adds nice flavour.

Thakkali Sadam Recipe

Thakkali Sadam Recipe

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