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Spicy Tangy Tomato Rice / Thakkali Sadam - Kids Lunchbox Recipe

Tomato Rice / Thakkali Sadam is one of the flavourful and easy to make traditional variety rice recipe of South India. This tomato sadam is served in seemandam functions (pregnant women's ceremony).Here I have given the traditional Tamilnadu style of cooking tomato rice in which onions and tomatoes are blended with spices and then mixed with cooked rice. This is one of the best kids lunchbox recipe which you can try in your kitchen. The taste and aroma will be loved by people of all ages.

Ingredients for making Tomato rice/ Thakkali Sadam

Cooked Rice - 1 cup
Onions - 2
Tomatoes - 2
Red chilli powder - 1tsp.
Green Chilli -1
Coriander Leaves
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp.
1 sprig Curry leaves
Gingely oil - 1 tbsp.
Peanuts - A handful
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Salt as needed.

How to make Takkali Sadam Recipe 

1. Slice the onions and tomatoes to fine pieces. Slit the green chillies lengthwise.

2. Cook the rice to a fluffy texture and allow it to cool.

3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds allow this to splutter and then add urad dal, when the dal turns brown add the roasted peanuts. Next add Ginger garlic paste and saute well.

4. Next add the finely chopped onions and saute till it becomes transparent. Add the curry leaves, green chillies and tomatoes and saute till tomatoes becomes half cooked.

5. Add red chilli powder and saute till everything gets blended well. This will take 10 to 15 minutes so that everything gets cooked.

6. Allow this to cool and then mix with cooked rice.

7. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Tangy Tomato Rice is ready to be served with Potato Curry.

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