Jun 29, 2008

Thakkali Sadam ( Tomato Rice )

Open Sesame is the brain child of famous duo
Divya and siri.I missed out the first event.This time
I chose OS Box 2 . I could not guess the ingredient
on my first reading.But the second time i guessed it
right..Its TOMATO.Here is the riddle I got.
I think I am a pleased woman since I blush
I am so soft and shiny to your delicate touch
But look what I have for relatives , so different with no common string
one used for smoking , one for hotness , one used to refer idler and one referred as veggies king
I am not what you refer to me most often
I am fruit of labor but never called one so
I am neither a wolf nor a peach in the scale of one to ten
But then why do you think I am called one as so?
I can guess with envy or completely red with anger
A little crown on my head makes with my walk look like a swagger
You cant do without me as your day to day cooking
Tell me what veggie I am without too much thinking.
Tomato rice is all time favorite to my kids.Here goes the recipe.
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 chopped
Cardomom - 2
Cloves - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 2"
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves to decorate
  • Soak the rice for atleast 1/2 hr in water.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker.Add onion fry well.Add all the whole spices.
  • Now ginger - garlic paste and saute well.
  • Add all the powders ,Tomato puree and Coconut milk.
  • Drain the water from the rice and add in the cooker.
  • Add salt.Let it boil.
  • Now close the lid of the cooker and cook it on the medium flame for 3 whistles.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish it with coriander leaves.
I am sending this to Easycrafts Mixed Variety Rice too.


Siri said...

Wowy, the classic 'Tomato Rice'..:) Thanks Kamala.


Sagari said...

yummy tomato ricee kamala

Uma said...

yum. delicious tomato rice. I am hungry now.

Cham said...

I love it Kamala thakkali sadam, looks so good & delicious...

Laavanya said...

I'm a big fan of tangy, tomato rice but don't make it too often since my husband doesn't like it so much... you are tempting me now.

Suma Rajesh said...

yummy and delicious tomato rice kamala...luv the tangy taste....

Sujatha said...

Hi Kamala - Tomato rice is my husband's fav.. and I do make it often.. Next time I'll try your version!

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and your great words.. :)

Andhra Flavors said...

delicious tomato rice! you are tempting me:)

easycrafts said...

Thats a nice riddle from OS2..thanks for participating in the event

Sireesha said...

I'm a big fan of tangy, tomato rice I make it quite often .I am hungry now....

Srivalli said...

Looks great Kamala...nice decoration too!..:)

Anonymous said...

takkali sadam looks delicious

Swati Raman Garg said...

heyy thats bad na only one person i have seen ill now who has guessed this box correctly on d first go....
but ur tomato rice is a good entry to this....

Nandhitha said...

we enjoy to eat it. it is like we want to eat now. next time try it.