Saturday 1 August 2020

Tomato Rice | தக்காளி சாதம் | Tomato Rice in Pressure Cooker | Thakkali Sadam | Lunch Box Recipes

Hi, Looking to make quick and easy rice variety for your lunch / picnic / children school box needs or how to make better Tomato Rice.  

Here's an interesting and simple recipe for you to prepare Tomato Rice using Pressure Cooker.

Serves - (2 to 3 approximately)


Rice - 1 cup (ponni raw rice or basmati)
Water - 2 cups (to cook the rice)
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1
Green chillies - 2
Garlic - 6 to 8 cloves
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder- 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 or 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Wash and soak the rice in water for nearly for 15 minutes.

In a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee. Once it becomes hot, season it with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and fennel seeds.

Once it crackles; add chopped garlic, onions and green chillies.  Stir well till it becomes translucent.

Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and corriander pwder.  Sauté well till the tomatoes become soft.

Add 2 cups of water to the tomato mixture and allow to boil. Once it starts boiling add drained rice.

When the water starts boiling, mix well and check for salt.

Close the cooker with the lid.  After the first whistle simmer for five minutes and switch off the gas.

Serve hot with any coconut thogayal / raita.


Amount of water will vary according to variety or quality of rice.

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