Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thakkali Sadham / Tomato Rice

I prepared this Tomato Rice for today's afternoon meal. I recently learned this recipe and i have tried it thrice so far. It turned out Tasty and Perfect every time. This Tomato Rice is cooked in Pressure Cooker with the juice of tomato and spices, as a result every rice grain tastes fabulous.

You can prepare this very fast with less work. it tastes equal to Briyani. If you feel, there is no nutrition in it, try adding Mushroom, while sauting the onions, and let us call it as Mushroom Tomato Briyani.

Tomato Rice

Coming to the Recipe


Rice - 225 gms (3 small Tumblers) - soaked in water for about 20 minutes.
Tomato - 6
Peas- 1/2 cup
Ginger - 2 inch size
Garlic - 6 (big in size ~ Malai Poondu) / 12 (small garlic)
Red Onion - 2 (Big)
Green Chilli - 3
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp (I use aachi kuzhambu milagaai thool)
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 6 tbsp's
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Saunf / Sombu - 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 4
Bringe Leaf - 1


1. First Heat the Oil in a Wide Bottomed Pressure Cooker. Add Bringe Leaf, Cinnamon, cloves, saunf and fry them for half a minute.

2. Add the Chopped Red Onion's and Slitted Green chilli to the cooker and fry them, till the Onions turn translucent.

3. Grind the Ginger Garlic with 2 tsp's of water into a fine paste. Add the Ginger Gralic paste to the Cooker and fry them, till the raw smell goes off.

4. Chop all the tomatoes and grind them into puree and set aside.

5. Add Peas to the cooker and saute it.

6. Now add the Tomato Puree to the cooker.

7. Add Turmeric Powder, Chilli Powder, Garama Masala and Salt to Taste to the cooker and mix well.

8. Add the Soaked Rice to the Pressure Cooker and add half cup of water to the cooker.

9. Stir well and close the pressure cooker with its lid and weight on it.

10. Let the flame be high and the whistle count be 2. now reduce the flame to the medium level and let the whistle count for 2 and switch off the flame and remove the pressure cooker from the stove and let it cool.

11. Serve it with Onion Raita or Chips.

Thakkali Sadham

We had sip's of buttermilk in between to cool the spicyness in the Rice. It was so spicy and delicious, we all loved it.
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