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Tomato Rice | Thakkali Saadam

An easy and simple yet delicious Tomato Rice/Thakkali Saadam recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy.


Rice - 1 cup
Tomato - 4 medium, finely chopped
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Green chillies - 2 to 3, sliced round
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
MTR sambar powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - to garnish


1. Cook the rice and set aside. Note that the rice should not be overcooked.

2. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they splutter, add asafoetida, turmeric powder and fry for a minute. Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onions turn pink.

3. Now add the tomatoes and mix well. Cook the tomatoes on low flame till tomatoes become mushy and oil separates.

4. Add 1/4 cup water, mix well and boil for 5-6 minutes or till the gravy thickens a little bit.

5. Add red chilly powder, MTR sambar powder, sugar, salt and mix well. Finally add the cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.


  1. Lovely Presentation Sona. thanks for linking it to the event.

  2. Hello Sona...

    I'm first time here on ur blog and i loved your space...
    I loved the tomato rice, easy and yummy..will try it soon and let u know..

    For now, i m glad to join u :)

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