TOMATO RICE | THAKKALI SADHAM

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         Tomato which are actually a fruit not a vegetable loaded with all kinds of health benefits for the body. Tangy tomato rice is a one part meal. Pureed tomatoes are sauted with spices and added to rice.It goes well with raita or potato fry or papad. It’s great to pack for lunchbox.

  Ingredients

     1 Cup of Cooked Rice(I used basmati rice)
     3 Big Tomatoes
     2/3 Cup of Chopped Big Onion
     2 Green Chillies
     2 Tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
     1 Tbsp of Sambhar Powder
     Few Cashews and Peanuts
     Salt and Water as needed

 To Temper

    1 Tbsp of Oil
    1 Tbsp of Ghee
    1 Tsp of Mustard
    1 Tsp of Urad Dal
    1 Tsp of Fennel(Big Cumin)
    Few Curry Leaves
    Pinch of Asafoetida
    1 Red Chilly

 Method

Ingredients
  • In a blender, add chopped tomatoes and make a puree. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Let it crackle and add urad dal, channa dal and curry leaves.
  • Add fennel, red chillies and asafoetida one by one and allow it to fry in the same oil. [careful not to burn the fennel]
  • Add chopped onions and green chillies and saute for few mins.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, saute for few secs. Add cashews and peanuts. Fry well.
  • Add tomato puree and sambhar powder, saute for few mins and add little water, cover pan with a lid. Cook in medium flame until oil separates. check the salt and turn off the stove.
  • Finally add cooked rice to tomato gravy and mix well. Make sure not to break the rice.
  • Tomato rice is ready. Enjoy with onion raita or any vegetable fry or spicy pickle !!!

 Tips

  • Use chopped tomatoes, instead of puree.
  • Use shallot(small onion) instead of big onion
  • Add ginger instead of ginger garlic paste.

 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

  • Rich in vitamin A and C and antioxidants
  • Lowers blood sugar level and blood pressure. 


 

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