Tomato Rice Recipe - Thakkali Sadam Recipe

Thakkali Sadam Recipe
Tomato rice is one of my favs but since hubby is not a fan of it I rarely make it only when he is not there for lunch. I wanted to post it and finally a day has come :) This is the way amma makes and I am hooked to this recipe.There were days during my childhood days when I had so much aversion towards variety rice. But now its totally opposite I can have it even daily :)

Tomato Rice - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 5 medium sized
Salt - as required
Small Onion - 10
Garlic - 6 pearls (halved)
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp

To Temper:

Oil -1 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Curry leaves - few
Green Chillies - 1 slitted


  1. Chop the tomatoes roughly, keep aside. Heat oil - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' let it splutter. Then add onion and garlic. Saute till slightly browned.
    How to make tomato rice - Step1
  2. Then add tomatoes,red chilli,turmeric powder and salt. Saute till mushy and raw smell leaves. Once it starts shrinking, sprinkle little water and cook till the tomatoes turn soft. Keep sauteing now and then.
    How to make tomato rice - Step2
  3. At one stage it will be thick mass like a thokku consistency. At this stage, switch off. Take cooked rice and cool it down, then add the tomato thokku and mix well.Take care not to break the grains of the rice.Check salt and add if required.
    How to make tomato rice - Step3
Serve it with curd or onion raita. We had it with plain curd and vendakkai poriyal.
Tomato Rice Recipe

My Notes:

Tomato Rice Recipe

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