Tomato Rice is one of my childhood memories which my mom used to pack me for lunch. This Thakkai Sadam with Raitha and Fryums is my favorite lunchbox recipe. It tastes very similar to plain biryani due to the added ginger garlic paste and the garam masala ( optional ). Whenever I have lot of tomatoes left in my fridge the first thing that comes to my mind is this delicious tomato rice, I have used regular rice ( Sona Masoori ) to make this Thakkai sadam you can also use basmati rice if you prefer and covert into Tomato Biryani.
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Serving Size : 2-3 people
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes
|Quantity||Ingredients for Thakkai Sadam Recipe|
|1/4 tsp||Mustard Seeds|
|1 tsp||Channa Dal / Kadalai Paruppu|
|1 tsp||Urad Dal / Ulunthu|
|1 tsp||Fennel seeds|
|For Tomato Rice|
|1/2 tsp||Garam Masala Powder|
|1/2 tsp||Turmeric powder|
|1.5 tsp||Chilli Powder powder|
|1 tsp||Ginger Garlic Paste|
|Salt to Taste|
|1 tsp||Ghee / Clarified Butter|
|3/4- 1 cup||Rice|
For 1 large onion we will need 3 medium sized tomatoes, prefer red and fully ripened tomatoes.
In a large kadai heat oil and add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal and saute it for a few seconds, Once the dal changes its color add fennel seeds and curry leaves .
Add green chilies, ginger garlic paste and the masalas - Turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala powder (Ginger garlic paste and garam masala adds more taste to the tomato rice and it tastes like biryani)
Once the tomatoes become soft mash it with a spoon so that everything turns into a paste. Stir them in between to prevent the mixture from burning.
Once the oil oozes out add ghee to enhance the taste and flavor of the tomato rice and turn off the heat.
Step 4) Tomato Rice:
Finally add the coked rice and mix well. This mixture will be sufficient for 3/4 - 1 cup of rice (before cooking). If you are not sure about the amount then take a bowl of rice and add mixture little at a time and mix well.
That's it our Thakkai Sadam / Tomato rice is ready to be enjoyed with Raitha and Vadagam. It tastes more or less like a plain biryani because of the ginger garlic paste and the garam masala. You can store the thokku for 2 days in the refrigerator, and whenever needed we can use it to make tomato rice.
Tomato rice also known as Thakkali Sadam is a popular variety rice recipe often packed for lunch.It has a tangy taste and it taste quite similar to plain birynai and sometimes we call it as Tomato biryani .
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1 tsp Channa Dal
- 1 tsp Urad Dal
- 1 tsp Fennel seeds
- 1 spring Curry Leaves For Tomato Rice:
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder Green Chilies
- 3 Green Chilies
- 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 Onion
- 3 Tomatoes
- Salt to Taste
- 1 tsp Ghee
- 3/4- 1 cup Rice
- Add oil and temper
- Saute onion with the masalas and add tomatoes and cook until oil separates
- Add a tsp of ghee and turn off the heat.
- Mix the cooked rice with the tomato mixture and serve it with Raitha and appalam.