Tomato Rice Recipe

Tomato rice is spicy and tangy rice in which tomatoes are used as one of the main ingredients. It is a famous South Indian Delicacy. In Tamil language it is known as Thakkali Sadam.

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This rice is special for one more reason. The tomatoes and capsicum which I used in this recipe were gifted by my friend Rupali from her home garden. This is the 1st time that I have used home grown tomatoes in any recipe and trust me you can make out the difference in the final dish.

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

Tomato Rice can be a great lunch item and is enjoyed with some ghee and papad.

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

Ingredients

2 cups rice

3 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

2-3 bay leaf

1 onion large sliced

1 large capsicum sliced

salt as per taste

Grind into a paste

6 tomatoes

1 inch ginger

2-3 garlic pods

4 tbsp desiccated coconut

1 tsp black peppercorns

2-3 cloves

1 inch cinnamon

2-3 green chillies

Method

Rinse and soak rice for 3o mins

Grind into a paste the ingredients mentioned under the same above

In a pan, heat oil

Add cumin seeds and bay leaf

Now add onions and capsicum. Sauté well until onions become translucent

Add the tomato paste and let it cook for 10 mins

Finally add some 2 -3 cups of water, rice and salt. Mix well and let it cook

Serve it hot with ghee and papad

Recipe inspiration is Veg Recipes of India

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

tomato rice recipe, how to make tomato rice, thakkali sadam recipe

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