Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tomato Rice (Thakkali Sadam)

Basmati rice(boiled)        -2 1/2 cups
Tomato (smashed)          -2-3
Onion                             -1/2(finely chopped)
Ghee or gingely oil          -2 tbsp
Mustard seeds                - tsp
Cumin seeds                   -1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts(broken)      -1 tbsp(optional)
Chana dal                       -1 tsp
Ginger(finely chopped)    -1 tsp
Cardamom                      -1
Clove                              -1
Cinnamon sticks              -1
Green chilli(sliced in 1/2) -2
Dry chilli                         -2
Turmeric powder            -1/4 tsp
Asafoetida                      - pinch
Chili powder                   -1/4 tsp
Salt                                 - to taste
Curry/coriander leaves    - to garnish

In oil/ghee add clove, cardamom ,cinnamon sticks, mustard seeds, onion, cumin seeds, dal, cashew nuts, dry and green chilli, ginger. When they turn brown ,add the tomato paste, chili and turmeric powders, asafoetida, salt and saute it.When sauted add half glass water. When it boils add cooked rice and mix and close and keep under low flame for 5mins. Your tomato rice is ready.Garnish with curry/coriander leavesThis is a \picy variety rice. Serve hot with french fries and curd or salad.


Padma said...

Simple and delicious rice... and nice presentation .. looks yummy... thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments Shahana... keep visiting... me too will add you in my blog roll :)

shahana said...

Thanksalot padma.

Anonymous said...


I made this rice yesterday. I used long grain rice and tomato puree. It may not be authentic but me and my friends liked it.
Thank you very much for a simple and a delicious vegan recipe :)


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