Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadam

Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadam 

Tomato rice | Thakkali Sadam

Tomato rice, also known as Thakkali sadam in Tamil, is a popular and delicious traditional Indian rice variety. It is one of my favourite lunch box recipes. There are numerous variations of this tomato rice throughout India. I've posted a very simple, easy-to-prepare, and quick South Indian-style tomato rice recipe using only ingredients that are readily available at home. This thakkali sadam can also be made with leftover rice. 
Check out how to make this yummy traditional and super easy tomato rice recipe below.


Cooked rice -1 1/2 cups

Tomato -6-8 nos chopped 

Onion -2 nos chopped 

Garlic -6 nos chopped 

Green chillies -2 nos chopped 

Red chilli powder -1 Tsp 

Turmeric powder -1/2 Tsp 

Mustard seeds -1/2 Tsp 

Urad dal -1 Tsp 

Bengal gram dal -1 Tsp 

Cumin seeds -1 Tsp 

Curry leaves few

Coriander leaves few chopped 

Salt to taste 

Oil-3 Tsps 

Recipe video 


👉Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds ,urad dal, Bengal gram dal, curry leaves, cumin seeds and sauté well. Add garlic, green chilies, onions and sauté until the onions are transparent.

👉Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn soft and mushy.

👉Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and required salt mix well and sauté for few minutes in medium flame. Add half a cup of water mix well and cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes until the raw smell goes and the mixture thickens.

👉Now add cooked rice , mix gently and cook well for another 2 to 4 minutes in medium flame until all the moisture is completely absorbed.

👉Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the gas.Serve hot with onion raita and chips.

Preparation Time 20 mins


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