Tomato Rice/ Thakkali Sadham - Version 3
This is an other version of making tomato rice. Cooked rice is added in onion tomato masala and gently mixed. Surely comes in handy when you don't have time to make curry and side dish for rice. Just can keep rice for cooking and simultaneously start making this masala and keep it ready. Once done can mix both together and have it for lunch.
Rice - 1 1/2 cups( Have use Sona Masoori)
Onion - 2 medium chopped fine
Tomato - 4 medium chopped fine
Green Chillies - 2 slit long
Ginger - 1 inch crushed
Garlic - 4 flakes crushed
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli or Sambar Powder - 3/4 tbsp
Salt as needed
Chopped coriander leaves - few
Curry Leaves - few
Mustard seeds - very little
Oil - 2 tbsp
Wash and cook rice with 3 1/2 cups of water till done.Can also add salt enough for cooking rice. Once done cool on a plate and fluff it up with fork so it does not stick.Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds, when it splutters and curry leaves and chopped onions. Fry till transculent. Next add slit green chillies, crushed ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute and add chopped tomatoes.
Also add salt as required. Mash and cook till they are pulpy and water leaves out and oil floats on top. Now add turmeric powder and chilli or sambar powder. Saute in oil for few seconds. Slowly add the cooked rice and chopped coriander leaves. Mix gently and remove. Serve with raita or potato fry and enjoy the simple and easy to make tomato rice.
PS:- Can also add a pinch of hing/asafoetida when tempering.