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tomato rice in tamil



Tomato rice, also known as Thakkali Sadam in Tamil, is a popular South Indian dish. This flavorful and tangy rice dish is prepared mainly with tomatoes, spices and rice. It's a great dish to pack for lunch and picnics as it's delicious and convenient to eat. It's often served with plain yogurt or cucumber raita.

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Basmati Rice

2 cups

ripe tomatoes, finely chopped


onions, finely chopped


green chillies, slit


mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons

Curry leaves for garnish



Step 1:

Cook the rice in a rice cooker or pressure cooker, and spread it on a plate to cool.

Step 2:

In a pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they start to splutter, add the urad dal and asafoetida.

Step 3:

Add the finely chopped onions and green chillies, and sauté until the onions become transparent.

Step 4:

Add the finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes become mushy.

Step 5:

Add the cooked rice to the tomato mixture and mix well to combine.

Step 6:

Garnish with curry leaves.

Step 7:

Serve hot with plain yogurt or cucumber raita.

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