Tomato rice is a tamil cuisine. Often prepared at every home. Easy to prepare simple dish. This dish can be prepared using whole garam masala spices in the tempering instead of mustard seeds for extra flavor and richness. I have prepared this dish in traditional way. This dish can be prepared using left over rice also.

Thakkali Sadam

Rice, cooked- 1 cup
Onion, chopped lengthwise- 1
Green chilli, slit-2
Ginger garlic paste/ chopped- 1 teaspoon
Tomato, chopped- 2-3
Turmeric powder- ¼ teaspoon (optional)
Chilli powder- ½ teaspoon

To Temper:
Oil-3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- ¼ teaspoons
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

  • Half cook the rice with salt and drain the excess water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add onion and green chilli and cook till translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell leaves. 
  • Now add tomato and salt, cook till mushy.
  • Add turmeric and chilli powder allow to cook for a minute.
  • Add cooked rice and mix well. When the rice becomes hot switch off the gas.
  • Serve this rice with raitha.