Spicy & Easy South Indian Style Tomato Rice / Thakkali Satham !!

Tomato rice is one of my favorite recipe. It is most popular & simple rice dish in South India. This is a perfect comfort & best take out food. It taste like tangy & spicy.

If you are not interested to add rice, don’t worry this tomato sauce goes well with chapathi, bread, idly, dosa and or crepes etc.,

IMG_5226 IMG_5224Ingredients:

Ripen tomatoes – 2 large chopped

Red Onion – 1 no.

Shallots – 2 large finely sliced

Ginger – 1/2 tsp finely chopped

Garlic cloves – 7-10 nos. large chopped

Green chilies – 3-5 nos. as required

Hing / asafoetida – 1/8 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cooked rice – 1 cup

Salt as required.


Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

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  • First cook the rice, make it cool & keep aside.
  • Heat oil in kadai & start to tempering with mustard, cumin & curry leaves.
  • Now add the chopped garlic cloves, giner, green chilies and saute it for 30 seconds.
  • Add sliced onions, shallots & cook it until soften.
  • Now add the turmeric, hing & saute it for a minute.
  • Add the juicy tomatoes, salt & cook until the tomatoes get mushy.
  • Cook the mixture for 3- 5 minutes or until oil floats on top.
  • Finely garnish with cilantro.
  • Now switch off the flame, add the cooked rice & mix it throughly.
  • Serve the tomato rice with onion raith / potato fry / pappad.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks delicious! Some papad & tomato rice & I would be in heaven šŸ˜€

    1. yeah you were correct !! I love those combination..

  2. Hmm these look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.


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