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Tomato Rice-Thakkali Sadam

Tomato Rice-Thakkali Sadam

Tomato is is a quick and easy dish prepared with tomatoes and spices. It is perfect for a quick lunch and can be packed in lunch box.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 4-5 Tomatoes Juicy ripe ones
  • 2 Onion medium size chopped
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Sambar powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed

For the Seasoning

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves a sprig


  1. Soak Basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain water, add 2 cups of hot water and cook rice until soft.

  2. Take juice of 4 tomatoes using a blender and keep it aside.


  1. Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the ingredients mentioned under 'for the seasoning'.

  2. Add onions and saute till it turns translucent.

  3. Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a few more minutes.

  4. Then add tomato juice, turmeric powder, chilli powder or sambar powder and salt needed. Cook until oil separates.

  5. Add needed cooked rice to the tomato gravy and mix well.

  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with papads, potato chips or raita.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

You can use regular rice or even leftover rice for this recipe.

If using chilli powder, add 3/4 tsp chilli powder and 1-2 tsp of coriander powder for best results.

Add needed cooked rice to the mixture, according to your taste.