Tomato Rice Thakkali Sadham
Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadham
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Tomato Rice | Thakkali Sadham is one of my favourite and easy recipe which can be prepared in your morning hurry burry and can be packed for your husband and kids lunch box. Some simple potato chips itself goes well with this tomato rice recipe.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South Indian, tamil nadu
Keyword: thakkali sadham, tomato rice
Servings: 3
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Akila
To Prepare rice
  • cooked and cooled rice – 3 cups
  • salt – 2 pinch
  • oil / ghee – 1/2 to 1 tsp
To prepare Masala
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • ghee – 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Black gram/urud dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Bengal gram/chana dal – 1/2 tsp
  • ginger – 1/4 inch
  • garlic – 6 cloves chopped
  • green chilli – 2
  • mint levels – handful optional
  • curry leaves – handful
  • onion – 1 big
  • tomato – 2 big
  • chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • palm sugar/white sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • coriander leaves for garnishing
Prepare the rice
  1. Add the cooked cooled rice in a plate. I have used normal plain rice only. If you want you can use, biryani rice for a more flavorful tomato rice. To this add little salt.
  2. also add ghee or oil and mix thoroughly . This is done so as to prevent the rice sticking together while mixing.
  3. Keep the rice aside.
Prepare the tempering
  1. Now let us start preparing the tempering. For that, add oil or ghee in a pan or a mix of both. adding ghee gives a nice flavor to the rice.
  2. when the oil or ghee is hot, add the mustard and cumin seeds.
  3. urud dal and chana dal and fry them for a while or till the dal becomes light brown in colour.
  4. once the lentils becomes light brown, include the chopped ginger and garlic cloves. You can also add ginger and garlic paste if you want.
  5. throw in some curry leaves and fry them.
  6. add in the mint leaves and green chilli now. Mint leaves also gives a nice flavor and is purely optional.
Make the tomato rice
  1. Once we have prepared the tempering and initial process, let us now add in some onions and saute them nicely.
  2. When the onions becomes translucent and soft, add the chopped tomatoes. saute them until soft.
  3. When the tomatoes are soft, add the turmeric, salt
  4. chilli powder, garam masala and mix them well..
  5. add the palm sugar or the white sugar now. adding the sugar , gives a mild sweet taste to the rice. but this step is purely optional.
  6. allow them to cook nicely and let the oil oozes out.
  7. Add the rice now and mix it thoroughly in the masala without breaking the rice.
  8. Garnish with some coriander leaves and your flavorful rice is ready.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Check the below notes