Tomato rice is also called thakkali saadam in Tamilnadu  It is an ideal rice dish for any party. It is very easy to cook even though the recipe looks bit lengthy.

 

Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice – 1 cup (1 cup =240 ml)
  • Tomato – 2 no’s (big, fully ripen)
  • Onion – 1 big(finely chopped)
  • Ginger – Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Green chilly – 2 –3 no’s
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Boiling water – 2 cup
  • salt to taste

Whole spices:

  • Cinnamon – 1” piece
  • Clove – 4-5 no’s
  • Fennel / saunf – 1 tbsp
  • Green cardamom – 2 no’s (crushed)

Method of Preparation:

  • Wash and soak rice for 15 mins, drain and keep aside
  • Cook tomatoes with a pinch of salt until the skin cracks, remove from stove and put it
  • After 10 mins, peel and make a puree with half of the fennel
  • Heat ghee in a kadai, fry whole spices, add ginger-garlic paste, green chilly sliced and onion and fry until the oil separates
  • Add chilly-coriander-turmeric powder and sauté’ well
  • Stir in soaked rice and 2 cups of boiled water with salt to taste
  • Mix well and cover and cook until it is done well
  • Serve it with curd raitha, pappad and salad
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