Thakkali Sadam | Tomato Rice In Electric Rice Cooker

Thakkali Sadam | Tomato Rice In Electric Rice Cooker

Thakkali sadam | tomato rice in electric rice cooker

Thakkali sadam or tomato rice is a quintessential rice variety of south Indian cuisine .There are many variations for this rice ,each family will have their own variety .Here I have posted my family's heirloom recipe where the rice is cooked in tomato juice .
It gives the rice a rich flavour .Moreover I have cooked this tomato rice electric rice cooker as this makes the cooking process  easier. I have used seeraga samba rice variety you can use raw rice too but don't use basmati rice for this recipe it won't taste good .Check out how make this deliciously juicy thakkali sadam or tomato rice in Electric Rice Cooker.


Seeraga samba rice / raw rice -1 cup
Tomato juice /puree -2 cups
Onions -2 nos chopped
Garlic -8-10 cloves
Sambar powder -2 -3 tsps
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Oil + ghee - 1-2 tbsps


👉Wash and soak the rice for 10 mins.
👉Heat oil + ghee in a kadai add onions and saute for 2 mins .Next add garlic and saute for another 2 mins.

👉Now simultaneously in the electric rice cooker container add the rice,2 cups tomato juice,turmeric powder,sambar powder ,salt and add 3 cups water, close with lid and switch on the cooker to cooking mode.

👉Once the water starts boiling add the sauteed onions and garlic to the rice, mix well again close with the lid .Keep stirring occasionally.

👉Once the rice is cooked completely and all the water is absorbed the mode will change to Keep Warm .Now mash the rice well ,check for salt.(NOTE -If there is still water switch back to cooking mode and continue cooking).
👉Now in a tadka pan heat 1 tsp ghee / oil add mustard seeds,curry leaves and allow it to splutter then add garam masala powder and saute for few seconds pour this over the tomato rice in the cooker ,mix well .

👉Garnish and serve hot with onion raita and chips.

Preparation Time -30 mins
Serves -4 

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