Tomato Rice / Thakkali Sadam


Tomato Rice is a popular and tasty Indian dish. Rice when sauted with tomatoes and spices gives it a delicious flavour. This can also be made with leftover rice. It is one of the most common lunch box dishes. Tomato rice can be served with chips, pickle, appalam/pappad.

Tomato rice

 
 Ingredients:
  • Basmathi Rice - 3 cups
  • Red chillies - 2
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Onions - 2
  • Tomatoes- 3
  • Garlic - 2 cloves (finely chopped)
  • Ginger  - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 tbsp
  • Chilly powder -1/2 tbsp
  • Oil
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds (for seasoning)
  • Channa dhal  (Bengal gram) -2 tbsp
  • Urud dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Peanuts - 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 4 to 5 leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
 


  Method:
  1. Wash and soak rice in 1 cup rice  : 1 and a half cup water for 30 minutes.
  2. Cook rice and keep it aside.
  3. Slice onions and finely chop garlic and ginger.
  4. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, after they splutter add cumin seeds, peanuts,channa dhal.
  5. When channa dhal turns slightly brown add urad dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  6. Add onions , green chillies and finely chopped ginger garlic, fry till the onions become translucent.
  7. Add the tomatoes followed by salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder, saute till the tomatoes are tender.
  8. Now add the cooked rice and mix well.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
  10. It can be served with chips, pickle, appalam/pappad.
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