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Tomato Rice Recipe South Indian, Thakkali Sadam | Tomato Bath

A south indian style tomato flavored rice where tomatoes are added in an aromatic tempering, cooked and mixed with cooked rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast/Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mix of chana dal and urad dal
  • 3 green chillies vertically slit
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 7-8 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • 3 medium size tomatoes chopped
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Other main ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup rice 200 gms approx...
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves for garnishing



  • Cook rice in 3 cups of water, a pinch of salt and rest the cooked rice aside for further use.

Tomato Bath Preparation:

  • Firstly, in a deep wok/kadai, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and allow it to pop up.
  • Add chana dal and urad dal, stir well.
  • Add vertically slit green chillies and dried red chillies into it.
  • Stir it up well.
  • Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add chopped onions, mix well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and mix up well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  • Cook the tomato gravy well until soft, mushy and till oil oozes out from the sides.
  • Add the cooked rice into the tomato gravy, mix everything well.
  • Cook the tomato rice for about 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.


1.Adding chana dal and urad dal is optional.
2.Here I have added many ingredients for tempering which can be skipped if one does not wish to include any of the ingredients and yet retain the perfect taste.


Calories: 290kcal