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Friday, November 28, 2008

thakkali-sadam+recipe

I love tomato rice a lot. Initially I never got it right when I tried to make. Either I will over cook the rice or wont cook this tomato paste to be mixed with rice properly. So the taste wont be perfect. Then experience teach me how to make a decent tomato rice. Now a days I can proudly say I make tasty tomato rice. Once when I made this tomato rice, I could see my MIL like this one and asked to make it the same way other day too. I felt really happy for the first time that day when I knew I too can cook properly as it was my beginning stage in cooking. I like the garlic flavor in tomato rice a lot. So make sure always add it.

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Tomato rice / Thakkali sadam recipe


Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Basmati/long grain rice - 1 cup

Tomatoes - 3 medium sized(chop fine)

Onion - 1 big (slice thin)

Garlic - 8-10 flakes(slice into thin circles)

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

Green chillies - 4

Turmeric - 1/8 tsp

Salt - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves - 1 tblsp


To Temper

Oil - 1 tblsp

Ghee - 1 tsp

Mustard - 1 tsp

Urad dal - 1 tsp

Channa dal(optional) - 2 tsp

Fennel seeds - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Method:

  1. Wash and soak  basmati rice for 10mins. Pressure cook rice for three whistles in medium flame with 1 & 1/2 cup water.
  2. Heat a kadai with oil,ghee and temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table. Add chopped garlic, green chillies and give a fry. Then add the sliced onion and fry till transparent.1-tomato-rice-recipe
  3. Add chopped tomato and add salt and fry until it turns mushy and add the powders-red chilli,garam masala, turmeric and the coriander leaves.2-tomato-rice-recipe
  4. Fry till tomatoes gets in to mushy gravy for 4-5 minutes until oil separates but still it remains moist and semi gravy.3-tomato-rice
  5. Now mix this gravy with the cooked rice along with sesame oil or ghee if needed and give atleast some 10 min. standing time.4-tomatorice

Serve hot with raitha or korma...i made it for my son,so he had with Broccoli stir fry...

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NOTES:
  • You can add finely chopped carrots and green peas also...

            This one goes to Srivalli's rice mela!

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42 comments:

  1. WOW beautiful rice, love the colour and the picture

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  2. Thanx for that quick comment,now I don't miss Asha;D

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  3. What a nice dish of rice with nice color too and i love your rav dosa this is my favorite dish of south indian. Thanks for your comment. I don't know who is he and how he is take all my recipe and photos without knowing me. Thanks again.

    Have a cheerful day!!!
    Kajal

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  4. What a pretty color and picture! Lovely...

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  5. Beautiful color.....especially love the first pic.

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  6. I love the 1 rst picture, beautifully captured

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  7. Wow beautiful pic.btw what brand of basmati rice u normally use.

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  8. i sent a tomato rice for the mela too, recipe is slightly different though. love the first pic :)

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  9. Wow this looks absolutely delish. Love the color and awesome pics.

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  10. looks lovely .. its got a beautiful color

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  11. Wow wat a lovely presentation...eyecatching colour..

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  12. Lovely tomato rice. Pictures are very very cute:)

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  13. Jeyashri,
    After trying somany brands available I am now sticking to buy DAAWAT :)
    Are you having a blog spot or you just comment,I can see you around in this blogsphere:)

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  14. Looks colourful...nice recipe...

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  15. Tomato Rice looks lovely.. Pretty colour & beautiful pic..

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  16. no i dont have a blog. i m bit lazy and quite busy with my 2 kids,the younger one is little naughty.i too tried so many bands.not good,will try this.i just comment from my google account.

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  17. yumm im craving some starch and that looks SO good!

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  18. superb....yummy yummy

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  19. Raji ..the first picture looks great!

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  20. looks beautiful...wellcaptured

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  21. lovely pic, must compliment you!rice looks yumm!!

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  22. such a lovely colour, this must have been yummy

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  23. I found this recipe on Srivalli's rice mela round up. Tomato rice looks lovely, great pics too!

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  24. I've made a tomato rice dish before, but never with these unique ingredients. I be they really enhance the flavor :)! I'd like to share your recipe with our readers :). Please let me know if you're interested!

    Sophie, Key Ingredient Chief Blogger
    sophie@keyingredient.com

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  25. Hi Raks,

    Made this for lunch today and it was yummy!! :) loved this version without coconut!thank you

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  26. One of my favourites...lovely presentation..
    Boiled corns/peas adds good flavour and colour.

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  27. One of my favourite rice variety...Nicely presented as usual.Can try adding boiled peas/corn.I tried and it tasted well.

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  28. Ya you are right, I do it in my tomato pulao recipe... :)

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  29. I tried it.. its yummy.. thank you

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  30. I tried this., it looks great and its yummy. Thank you

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  31. Susmita

    I tried this recipe . It is so delicious. All my friends and relatives liked it too.

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  32. making it for lunch now :) I tried many recipes from ur blog before.. it came out so well and my hubby loved it too :)

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  33. It came out very yummy.......tried tody:)

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  34. Hello... you didnt mentioned when to add garlic

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  35. Looks Very Colorful.. Nice one:)

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  36. Came out pretty well! Thank u :)
    Well maintained website with beautiful snaps of step by step making.. Rockin Rakskitchen

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  37. I tried this. So tasty. .done well. Thanks

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  38. Fr a non veg cookers lik me tomato s lik oddone out ..nvr had dis rice in past 20yrs r none in my hme evn thnk f dng ... Bt jus wantd to tryout fr my hubby's lunch pak... It realy gav me gud hopedat my hubby ll lov it...thanx fr all de receips raks..bcoz f u m dng grt in kitchen.(everyonethnks its all my hand receipe)..;))n m maintainin de secret)lolzz ;))... Thanks raks

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