Tomato Rice /Thakkali Sadam


Thakkali Sadam is one of the special rice varieties in South India mainly Tamil Nadu. Rice nicely mixed with tomato gives a little tangy flavor along with rich red color. Not much spicy & easy to make mainly during weekends when we are bored to get into kitchen. Children’s get easily attracted to this dish due to its color & taste. Try it once….



  • Tomato – 3nos (finely chopped)
  • Raw Rice – 1 ½ cup
  • Onion – 1no (chopped)
  • Green Chilies – 2nos (cut into slits)
  • Ginger – 1inch (chopped)
  • Garlic – 4nos (chopped)
  • Chili powder – 1tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds/ Rai – ½ tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1tsp
  • Curry leaves/ Kadipatta – 6leaves
  • Coriander leaves/ Malli Ela – ½ cup
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt as per taste.


  • Cook rice in a vessel and completely drain out the excess water and allow it to cool.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, and chanadal.
  • Then add chopped green chilies, ginger and garlic. Sauté for 2mins in low flame.
  • Add chopped onion & sauté for 6mins in low flame. Then add chili powder and turmeric powder.
  • Add chopped tomatoes & curry leaves. Sauté well till oil oozes out from sides. Add adequate salt.
  • Add the cooked rice & switch off the flame. Nicely mix so that all the ingredients are properly combined with rice. Garnish with Coriander leaves.
  • Tomato Rice/ Thakkali Sadam is ready to serve hot with coconut chutney

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