#IndianRecipe: Thakkali Sadam (Spicy Tomato Rice Recipe)

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Tomato rice is plain steamed rice cooked with tangy and spicy mixture of tomato, onion, coriander leaves and Indian spices.This is a popular South Indian style rice preparation. In Tamil language it is known as Thakkali Sadam.

Ingredients :

  • Raw/Long grained Rice : 1 cup
  • Tomatoes – Ripe : 4 No
  • Onions – Chopped : 3 No
  • Green chillies – Cut : 2 No
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies : 6 No
  • Coriander seeds : 2 tsp
  • Bengal gram dal : 3 tsp
  • Urad dal : 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds : 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  • Peanuts : 2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil : 3 tbsp
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt

Directions :

  1. Pressure cook or use rice cooker to cook rice and spread on a plate to cool.
  2. Fry the red chillies, coriander seeds, bengal gram dal, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida. Grind to a fine powder and set aside.
  3. Puree the chopped tomatoes and strain the juice. Set aside.
  4. In a pan, heat the tomato juice, salt and turmeric powder, simmer till it thickens. Add the ground masala powder and mix well.
  5. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil add the mustard seeds, peanuts and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds splutter, add chopped green chillies and onions and fry for a few minutes till it turns golden brown. Mix in the rice and the tomato concentrate

Tips:
1. To keep rice grains separated, prepare steamed rice a few hours in advance.
2. Serve tomato rice with yogurt and papad