Jan 14, 2011

Tomato Rice / Thakkali Saadam

Tomato Rice / Thakkali Saadam

Serves: 2

You will need

For Rice:

2 cups cooked rice


1 cup ( 200 g ) silky raw rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cup water

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( jeera ) seeds
1/4 teaspoon urad dal
1 spring curry leaves
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
1 onion, finely sliced
1 tomato, finely chopped ( 1 - 3 tomatoes, if you required ) or 2 tablespoon tomato puree
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
2 pinches asafoetida ( hing )
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves ( optional )


For rice:

Wash and clean rice and soak in 3 1/2 cups water for half an hour. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook till done ( making sure that the grains are separate. Drain out water and keep aside for cooling ).

Final preparation:

Heat oil in a wide frying pan / kadai. Add mustard seeds. when they begin to pop, add cumin seeds ( jeera ) & urad dal. Fry for 2 minutes.

Add finely sliced onion and fry till golden color.

Add curry leaves and slit green chilli. Fry for 2 minutes.

Add chopped tomatoes and stir well on a medium heat for 5 minutes till the water from the tomatoes evaporates fully ( or till thick tomato mixture / tomato puree well mixed with spices and onions ).

Add red chilli powder, asafoetida and adjust salt to taste. Saute for 2 minutes.

Add cooked and cooled rice, stir well continuously until the tomato mixture well coated on rice evenly.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves ( optional ) and serve with salad / pickle / fresh curd / papad / potato chips / Pringles.

Tomato rice is easy to prepare and you can take it for picnics also. Left over cooked rice also used for making tomato rice.


Satya said...

my all time favorite ... tomato rice looks yummy


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Good Gynecologist in Adyar said...

Loved the preparation of Tomato rice and substituted with variety of vegies from the fridge (sweet potato, potatoes and cauliflower).

Thanks for sharing your recipes and keep up with your good work.