Tomato rice recipe | Thakkali sadam | How to make tomato rice

Tomato rice recipe is a popular south indian rice recipes where rice is cooked with aromatic spicy tomato gravy. Tomato bath is also known as Thakkali sadam in Tamil language. To cook this tasty tomato rice recipe follow the below step by step instructions on how to make tomato rice?tomato rice recipe , thakkali sadam , tomato bath recipe , how to make tomato rice

Though there are various ways you can cook south indian tomato rice for example sometimes you can add fresh veggies like green peas , carrots , sweet corn , potatoes and make the dish more nutritious.

If you are looking for a nutritious quick recipe but a very delicious meal for your family, then must cook this easy tomato rice recipe.

 

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What is tomato rice

Thakkali Sadam or tomato rice is a popular rice dish from Tamil Nadu cuisine. Here ‘ Thakkali ‘ means tomato and  ‘ sadam ‘ means rice in tamil language. So, it is a spicy rice dish made with tomato, spices and rice.

 

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Side dish for thakkali sadam

You can serve tomato rice or thakkali sadam hot as a lunch menu along with crispy papad, raita or curd etc.

 

Tips to make tomato rice recipe

 

  • Choice of Rice : Try to choose any type of short grain or long grain basmati rice, which are presently available for you. Make sure to rinse well and soak rice in water to prevent tomato rice become mushy and sticky.

 

  • Choice of tomatoes : In thakkali sadam recipe, tomato is the base ingredient so choose fresh red ripe tomatoes which are less tangy. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes you can use canned tomatoes.

 

  • Spices : To enhances the flavour in this tomato bath recipe try to saute whole spices in butter. Also, use good quality powder spices.

 

  • Cooking method : Though you can cook tomato rice in either a pressure cooker or a regular pot but make sure you pour at least 3 times water from the rice and cook till all water is absorbed by the rice.

 

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How to make tomato rice

Here, the complete recipe for tomato rice preparation is classified into three simple categories first one is the preparation for thakkali sadam,

second one is cooking gravy for tomato bath recipe, and the last one is making tomato rice recipe.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Preparation for thakkali sadam

1. At first for cooking thakkali sadam recipe wash 250 grams of basmati rice thoroughly in running water then soak it in water for at least 30 min.

soak basmati rice in water

 

2. Now melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan.

melt butter in pan

 

3. Next add 10 to 12 cashew and 25 grams of peanuts.

add cashew and peanut

 

4. Now roast them in butter for 2 min on low flame till they are crunchy. After that take them out from the plate for later usage.

saute nuts till crunchy

 

Gravy for tomato bath recipe

 

1. Now for cooking aromatic, spicy gravy for the tomato bath recipe in the same pan add 4 cloves, 4 cardamoms, 2-inch cinnamon, 1 small bay leaf, 2 teaspoon cumin seed, and 1 teaspoon mustard seed.

add whole spices in butter

 

2. Next saute them for some time in medium flame till crackling.

saute the whole spices

 

3. Now add 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves, and stir them till crisp.

add fresh curry leaves

 

4. After that add pinch of hing and mix all of them together.

sprinkle pinch of hing

 

5. Now add 1 thinly sliced large onion and cook till light golden brown.

cook thinly sliced onions

 

6. Furthermore add 3 chopped green chili , 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste and saute more till the raw smell disappear.

add chopped green chili, ginger garlic paste

 

7. Now pour 3 large size tomato puree along with a pinch of salt.Cook 5 mins till it thickens.

pour tomato puree and pinch of salt

 

8. Now add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon garam masala powder and 1 teaspoon fennel seed.

add turmeric, chili powder, garam masala powder, fennel seed powder

 

9. Cook until the raw smell of tomatoes is gone and oil starts releasing from the masala.

tomato mixture thickens

 

10. Now pour 700 ml water add pinch of salt and bring it to a rolling boil.

pour water

 

Cooking tomato rice

 

1. Now for cooking the tomato rice recipe add drained basmati rice to this tomato gravy.

add drained basmati rice

 

2. Mix rice properly.

mix rice

 

3. Now cover and cook tomato bath on low flame until all water is absorbed and rice is cooked properly it takes 10 to 15 min depending upon your container.

cover and cook tomato rice

 

4. Finally add some roasted nuts and mix them properly with tomato rice.

add roasted nuts and mix with rice

 

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Tomato rice recipe ( Thakkali sadam )

tomato rice recipe , how to make tomato rice

Tomato rice recipe is a famous south indian rice recipe. In tamil language, this tomato bath recipe is also known as thakkali sadam. Must try this quick and delicious tomato rice for your family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Tomato rice ingredients

  • 10 to 12 cashew
  • 25 grams peanut
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 4 clove
  • 4 cardamom
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves
  • Pinch of hing
  • 250 grams basmati rice
  • 700 ml water to cook
  • 3 large tomato puree
  • 1 large size onion [ thinly sliced ]
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 3 chopped green chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

Preparation for tomato bath

  1. At first for preparing tomato bath thoroughly wash basmati rice then soak in water for at least 30 min.
  2. Now melt butter in a pan and saute cashew and peanut till they are crunchy.

Gravy for thakkali sadam

  1. Now for cooking gravy for thakkali sadam in the same pan saute clove, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, cumin seed, and mustard seed.
  2. Next fresh curry leaves, pinch of hing stir them till crisp.
  3. After that cook thinly sliced onion till light golden brown.
  4. Furthermore add chopped green chili , ginger garlic paste and saute more till the raw smell disappear.
  5. Now pour tomato puree along with a pinch of salt and cook till it thickens.
  6. Next add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and fennel seed.
  7. Cook until the raw smell of tomatoes is gone and oil starts releasing from masala.
  8. Now pour water add pinch of salt and bring it to a rolling boil.

how to make tomato rice

  1. Now for making tomato rice recipe add drained basmati rice to this tomato gravy.
  2. Cover and cook tomato rice on low flame until all water is absorbed and rice is cooked properly it takes 10 to 15 min depending upon your container.
  3. Finally, add some roasted nuts and mix them properly with tomato rice.

Notes

Tomato Rice Recipe Note

  1. If you don't have fresh tomatoes then you can easily add 250 grams canned tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 31mgSodium 186mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 3g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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