Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tomato Rice | Thakkali Satham | Variety Rice

Tomato rice,an easy to make variety rice with tomatoes. As i have already shared the recipe of tomato rice recipe here and here , this recipe is quite different from those recipes,here in this recipe, i have used cooked rice,so it's easy fix for your lunch box and also it's the best way to use the leftover cooked rice.Garlic gives wonderful flavor to this rice and i have prepared this rice a zillon times and it never fails to impress me with exotic flavor even with every simple ingredients. Now let's move on to the recipe.

Thakkali Satham

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Rice | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Cooked Rice - 2 cup
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1(small) 
Green chili - 1
Garlic - 5
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

First chop onion,tomato & garlic into small pieces and slit the green chili. Heat a kadai with oil,add mustard & urad dal,let the mustard splutter,then add the chana dal and roast till it turns golden brown.Add onions, garlic & curry leaves and saute till the onions becomes translucent and garlic becomes soft, then add the tomatoes and give a good stir.Add spices(turmeric & red chili powder) & salt . Give a good mix and cook till the tomatoes become mushy and the oil separates on the sides.Switch off the flame.Add the cooked rice and mix well.Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.That's it , Tomato rice is ready to serve.
  • Garlic gives great flavor and taste to the rice, so don't reduce the amount of garlic.
  • Use well ripen tomatoes for better taste and bright color.
  • For more flavor, add 1/2 tsp of garam masala powder along with other spices.
  • You can make this rice with leftover rice too.


  1. Made it tonight as suggested above - I just added a little bit of lemon squeeze for extra tang. It tasted delicious!!! Thank you for this is super easy, healthy, and very tasty recipe. :-)

    1. Thank you so much for trying and sharing your feedback. Glad it came out well.