Posted by Anjus on Dec - 7 - 2013 under Non Vegetarian, Rice, Tamilnadu dishes, Vegetarian
  • Basmati Rice: 1 cup
  • Tomato: 4 nos
  • Onion: 1 big
  • Green chilly: 1 or 2
  • Garlic: 2 small pods
  • Whole Spices: (Grambu:4, Pepper cons: 4, Elakka: 4, Bay leaf: 1, Cinnamon stick: 1 small, Cumin+Fennel seeds: 1-2 pinch)
  • Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Chilly powder: 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder (optional): 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/4 tsp (if required)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil/Ghee: (We used 2 Tbsp oil and 1 tsp ghee)
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
Cuisine: Cooking time: 30 mins Serving: 2 people

Thakkali Sadam - Tomato Rice

Thakkali Sadam – Tomato Rice

Initial preparation

1. Wash and soak rice for 5 minutes. Cook rice with little salt and 2 cups of water.
2. Transfer and spread it on a plate.
3. Cut onion and garlic into thin pieces.
4. Chop tomato and green chilly to small pieces.
5. Keep all other ingredients ready.


Thakkali Sadam - Tomato Rice

Thakkali Sadam – Tomato Rice


  1. Heat oil and ghee together in a cooking pan.
  2. Crackle mustard seeds, add the whole spices.
  3. Add sliced onions, when it becomes translucent add garlic, curry leaves and green chilly, Sauté well, add salt in between.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook well till they turn mushy.
  5. Once tomato juice completely evaporated and the oil becomes separated, reduce the flame and add turmeric powder followed by chilly powder and coriander powder, if needed.
  6. Add cooked rice and gently mix to spread the masala onto the rice until moisture is completely absorbed.
  7. If necessary, add garam masala if whole spices are not enough.
  8. Switch off the flame, mix with chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Enjoy it with Raita and boiled egg if you like it 🙂

You will love it for sure!!!

Courtesy: S and R Family


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