Namma ooru Thakkali sadham( Tomato rice)

Tomara rice is one of the most common south indian lunch and I don’ t thinkanyone would dislike thakkali sadham…It’s a sure success dish that can be tried by bachelors and also will be handy for house wives when they need to quick something in a short time. Hope you will all soon try this


Basmati Rice - 1 Cup

Tomato - 4 Nos

Chopped Onion - 2 Nos Thinly Sliced

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Tsp

Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp

Kashmiri Chili Powder - 1 Tsp

Salt - 1 Tsp

Coriander leaves few

Mint leaves one handful

Water - 1 1/2 Cups

Ginger - 1 Inch Piece

Garlic - 2 Cloves

Green Chili - 2 Nos

Water -2 cups

Wash and soak basmati rice for half an hour. Make a paste of ginger, garlic, onions, green chilies, few mint leaves and cashews and set it aside. Heat oil in a kadai. Add and saute the ground paste .Add sliced onions .Add in all the spice powders, salt. Now add in the chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. Add remaining mint leaves. Now add the soaked rice. Pour water and bring everything to a good boil. Now simmer the flame and cook covered. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Now turn the stove off and let it sit covered for 10 mins. Open the lid Garnish with cashew fried in Ghee and serve hot with raitha.


To Make Raita, Mix all the below ingredients and serve.

Curd - 200 Ml Salt - 1/4 Tsp

Onion finely chopped- 1/3 Cup

Salt a pinch

Try this recipe and we welcome your feedback :)

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