Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tomato Rice

#ThakkaliSadham  #TomatoRice : #Tomato rice can be done in two ways.
First method is to saute onion, tomato with spices and then adding rice with enough water to cook.
Second one is just like preparing any other mixed rice. That is making tomato thokku [ or tomato mix ] and cooking rice separately. Finally mixing both together.
Here I am going to present the second one : Tomato Mixed rice.

Thakkali Sadham [ Tomato Rice ]

Ingredients :
1 cup                                           Rice
1 1/2 Tsp                                     Salt [ adjust ]
1/2 Tsp                                        Red chilly powder [ adjust ]
4 Tsp                                           Gingelly oil [ Till/sesame oil ]
4 Tsp heaped                               Tomato thokku

Thakkali Thokku

Method :
Take rice in a pressure cooker and wash twice.
Add 2 cups of water and cook for a whistle on high flame.
Then reduce the flame to SIM position and cook for 3 minutes.
The pressure built up inside the cooker takes around 10 to 15 minutes to subside.
Open the cooker as soon as the pressure got released.
Transfer the cooked rice into a wide mouthed vessel by turning the cooker upside down.
Pour 4 Tsp of oil over the rice.
Slowly separate the cooked rice by a long spoon or ladle.
keep stirring with ladle/spoon every minute to avoid cooked grains from sticking together.
Keep under a fan to cool the rice quickly.
When the cooked rice has become lukewarm then add 3 heaped Tsp of Tomato thokku, salt and red chilly powder.

Slowly mix all with ladle. Take care not to mash the rice while mixing.
Adjust tomato thokku, salt and chilly powder.

Store in a serving bowl and close with the lid only after the rice has come down to room temperature.

Thakkali Sadham [ Tomato Rice ]

An excellent lunch box preparation!!.... Pack in a tiffin box only after its completely cooled down to room temperature or become chill.
Enjoy with any kara curry or pappad/onion vathal/fryums.
To make the rice more spicy add enough amount of red chilly powder and mix well.
This tomato rice can also be relished with curd salad.

Thakkali Sadham [ Tomato Rice ]

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