Monday 12 November 2012

Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadam | Tamata Annam

Tomato Rice is one of the best flavorful rice dishes.  This popular spicy and tangy dish is of South Indian origin.  It is mainly a comfort food and can be prepared in a jiffy when one feels lazy to make a full course meal.  Serve with papad or any raitha.

Tomato Rice, Thakkali Sadam


Rice - 1 cup
Ripe tomatoes - 4
Onion - 2 medium size
Green chillies - 3
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Salt - As required
Oil - 1 tbsp

How To Prepare Tomato Rice:

  • Cook rice and allow it cool in a wide basin.
  • Cut tomatoes into fine pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard.  Once they start spluttering, add curry leaves and channa dal.
  • When the dal turns golden brown, add onions and green chillies and saute till the onions become translucent.
  • Add ginger paste and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Now add the tomatoes and turmeric, mix well and let it cook on medium flame for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add chilli powder and salt and mix well and let it cook till the tomatoes turn mushy and oil separates.
  • Switch off and add this tomato mixture to the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Tomato rice is ready to serve with papad or any raitha.

Tomato Rice, thakkai sadam


Unknown said...

delicious recipe..

Treat and Trick said...

This is my son's favorite but I prepared slightly different way. Happy Diwali dear!

Unknown said...

one of my favourite one:)so yummy:)

Rekha said...

looks very yummy..

Severe Autism said...

Yep tomato rice is a winning rice recipe. The color the flavor, you just can't go wrong. So many have never tried too, which is surprising it is so easy to throw together.

Swathi said...

Delicious rice, Happy diwali to you and your family

Shibi Thomas said...

First time on your blog. I like tomato rice...used to get these from friends who used to pack the lunch from their home for us who stayed in hostel. Your recipe looks good!!

Unknown said...

I always used to have dis frm my frnds lunch box during clg tyms...Let e try dis at home nw..

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