Basmati rice – 2 cups
Bay leaves – 2 nos
Cloves – 2 nos
Cardamom – 2 nos
Cinnamon – 2 pieces
Salt as needed
Ghee or oil – 2 tbsp
Onion – 4 medium
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Tomatoes – 8 medium size
Green chillies slit – 2- 3 nos
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp (optional)
Mint leaves chopped -2 tbsp
Coriander leaves chopped – 4 tbsp
oil or ghee as needed
Salt as needed
Soak rice for 20 minutes . Drain the water completely and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add bay leaves, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Saute for 30 seconds. Add rice and fry for a minute. Now add 4 cups of boiling water and salt . Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle . Open the pressure cooker after 10 minutes and spread the rice in thin layers so that lump does not form.
Heat ghee/oil in a pan, saute onion. When onion turns brown in colour, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, and garam masala. Add tomato to this. When tomato is all mashed and oil starts to float on the surface, add mint leaves, coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well.
Now add this to the cooked rice and mix well. Tomato rice is ready to be served with raita. Garnish with chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves.
27 thoughts on “Tomato rice / Thakkali sadam”
Yummy rice… Ur clicks makes me more hungry…
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its my favorite.lovely presentation 🙂
Healthy one pot meal…Yummy and flavorful rice.
lovely rice and love your presentation.
very yummy rice n all time favorite…
nice presentation.. liked your clicks..
lovely recipe – my mom had this for our school lunch menu 2 weeks once 🙂
Love rice dishes. This looks very delicious.
Oohhh so delicious n inviting
Very nicely presented, an all time favorite..
looks so good, my little one loves this
Feels hungry. Nice presentation.
Tomato ricw looks delicious! Lovely snaps!
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Tasty tomato rice, one of my family favourite :):)
Simple and delicious rice.
Neatly presented.. 🙂
This is one favourite for lunch box meals. And also one when you want to have something quick. And so tasty too.
Wow… this is very yummy….
Delicious tangy rice and super cute tomato roses ji 🙂
Delicious tomato rice Beena
one of my fav lunch box recipe, sounds delicious…love your version..inviting pics!
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My favorite quick fix rice,yummy!!
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Thanks for visiting my space plz do visiting,glad to know you..Tomato rice looks yummy…
One pot meal..very flavorful…
This used to be our lunch box most of the time during school days as it was easy to prepare in the morning hours. I luv the clicks and looks so tempting.
This looks delicious!!
The recipe looks tempting & yummy. I'm very sure it is delicious.
Also my cousin Shobana used to grind the tomatoes & onions before adding it to the pan. That variation also tastes good. Because her sons are very picky on what they eat, so she literally has to grind or puree anything veggies for lunch box 🙂