Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tomato Rice/Thakkali Sadham

I am not a big fan of variety rices! :) yup...tomato rice is the only exception. During school-college-working days I never take coconut rice, lemon rice or any kind of of one pot meal for my lunch box! Most of the time my lunch box will be either rice mixed with some dal or kuzhambu-poriyal and tomato shows up once in a blue moon! My poor Mom has to cook the lunch for me and pack it every morning! :)))

There is one more method in which I insist my Mom to make the tomato rice. Shall call her and get the recipe later. This one is the easy and quick method.

Note: I prefer boiled rice or sona masoori than Basmati, even though I have used basmati rice here. Basmati rice is good for biriyani-pulao but, cooking it separately and making these rices..I personally feel the taste is not good as boiled rice or sona masoori!

Cooked rice -1cup
Chopped Onion-3tablespoons
Green chilly-2 (or) 3 [adjust to your taste]
Garlic-2 cloves
Ginger- small piece
Chilly powder-1/2teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/8teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Urad dal & Channa dal-1/2 teaspoon each

1.Crush the garlic and ginger and keep it aside.
2.Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, let them pop. Add in the channa and urad dal, fry till they turn golden in color.
Now add the onion, green chillies, fry for 2-3 minutes, then add crushed ginger and garlic.
3.Continue cooking for few more minutes, then add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt.
4. Cook till the tomatoes become soft. Add in the sugar and give it a good mix.
5. Add the cooked rice and mix it with the tomato masala without breaking the rice .
6. Reduce the flame to low and cook for 2 more minutes.
Tasty tomato rice is ready. Its a good choice for lunch box or to finish the left over rice or for a quick fix lunch or dinner! Serve it with your choice of side dishes or chips.


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