Tomato Rice Written by Kamala Updated on December 24, 2022 in Rice Jump to Recipe Print RecipeA classic rice dish flavored with tomato. Also known as thakkali sadam. Pin Print Tomato Rice 0 from 0 votes Recipe by S Kamala Course: RiceCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium Servings4servingsSoak time20minutesCooking time10minutes A classic rice dish flavored with tomato. Also known as thakkali sadham. Ingredients Raw Rice – 2 cups Tomato – 4 Nos Onions – 2 Nos Green Chillies – 2 Fresh Ginger – 1” piece Garlic Flake – 4 Nos Cinnamon stick – 1” piece Cloves – 4 Nos Cardamom whole – 2 Nos Sombu (aniseeds) – ½ teaspoon Bay leaf – few Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon Red chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon Oil – 4 tablespoon Salt – 2 teaspoon Lemon Juice – 2 teaspoon Coriander leaves – little for garnishing Directions Wash and soak rice in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Meantime, chop the onions, ginger and garlic. Slit the green chillies. Add the tomatoes in a vessel and add enough water to cover the tomato. Bring to boil. When it starts boiling, close with a lid. Switch off the stove. Let it cool for sometime. Take out the tomato and remove the skin. Put it in a mixie and make tomato puree. Add enough water and make 4 cups of tomato puree.In a pressure cooker, pour oil and when it is hot add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, sombu and bay leaves. Fry slightly. Add chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry till the onion become transparent. Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Stir well. Drain out water from soaked rice completely and add the rice now. Fry gently till the rice is hot to touch. Add tomato puree and lemon juice. Stir gently. Pressure cook for two to three whistle.When it is cool, open the cooker and garnish the rice with coriander leaves. Notes You can also add fried cashew nuts or cooked green peas to the above.Our reader Abi advised to try this recipe with V8 canned tomato juice and informed that it comes out really good and healthy for kids too.