Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Tomato Rice/Thakkali chooru

Tomato Rice/Thakkali chooru

Tomato rice is quick and tasty one pot meal.  The rice is tangy and mildly spicy. Takkali sadam is a common menu in south Indian restaurants. It can be served with papad, pickle and yogurt.

Cooked Basmathi rice- 3 cups
Tomato -3 chopped
Tomato puree- 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium

Urad dal- 1 tsp
Peanut- 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Ginger sliced- 1 inch thick
Green chilly slit- 3
Dry red chilly-2
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
Hing or asafoetida 1/3 tsp

ghee- 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
oil- 2 tbs
Curry leaves- a few


Cook rice and allow to cool down.For this recipe you can also use left over rice.
Dry roast peanuts and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves, dry red chilly and chana dal and urad dal and fry till slightly brown.
Saute onion till golden brown and add turmeric,chilly powder, salt, sugar and hing. Saute for a few seconds and add ginger and slit green chilly and fry till there is a nice aroma of ginger. Add tomatoes and saute for two minutes. Pour the tomato puree cover a cook for two minutes till it is really soft. Stir fry till oil separates.Add in the rice, peanuts and mix well . Serve with pickle and papad.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. Always a good recipe to go to for the lazy days!

  2. great one pot meal...I liked the tomato rose...


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