How to Make Tomato Rice- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is a popular South Indian dish and is commonly called as “Thakkali Sadham” in Tamil Nadu. This rice preparation is not only tasty, but also very simple to prepare. The best part is that you hardly need to make a separate dish as an accompaniment. Therefore on a busy day, when you want to prepare something quickly, try this yummy tangy dish. It will satiate your kid and also leave him coming back for second helpings.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
3 People 5-10 Minutes 20-25 Minutes


  • 1 cup basmati Rice
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced thinly lengthwise
  • 2 onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • water


Step 1

Soak rice in water for about 15 – 20 min. Drain the water and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Fry these for about a minute. Add onions and saute until golden brown.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute further. Now, add tomatoes and mix well.

Step 4

Add turmeric, chilly powder, green chillies, garam masala powder and salt. Keep sauteing until tomatoes are cooked.

Step 5

Add the rice and water. Pressure cook for 2 – 3 whistles.

Step 6

Once done, transfer it to a serving plate and garnish it with coriander leaves.

Nutritional Information

Calories 389 Kcal
Proteins 7.1 g
Fat 11.3 g
Carbohydrates 65.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 69 mg
Potassium 606 mg


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