Instant Tomato Rice Recipe | Instant takkali sadham recipe | verity rice recipe | lunch box recipe


Tomato Rice popularly called as Thakkali Sadam in South India is a very quick to make rice dish that is packed with flavors from tomatoes. Tomato rice is a really quick recipe. It can be done in only 15 minutes. You can either make it with leftover rice or with fresh rice. It’s really tasty and healthy that you can eat it as a breakfast or even in dinner.

The Thakkali Sadam tastes delicious when served along with a raita, potato fry and some papad. This rice also makes a perfect lunch box for kids, as they find it easy to eat and tasty too. It was a very unique way of making rice and I loved it and I asked my Mom about the recipe and she gave me the South Indian Tomato Rice Recipe. Today, I will share the South India Tomato Rice Recipe with my lovely food lovers. Variety rice always remains an easy option for lunch. Like Lemon Rice, Tomato rice also can be made in quick time. Tomato rice almost brings similar to biryani flavor. You must have some side-dish/poriyal to make lunch better.

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Instant Tomato Rice Recipe | Instant takkali sadham recipe | verity rice recipe | lunch box recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 2
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


To Temper

To prepare Tomato rice


  1. Heat the kadai with oil.

  2. Once the oil is hot, temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table in order.

  3. Add onion, sauté the onion until turns transparent.

  4. Add Crushed garlic ,sauté until raw smell goes off.

  5. Add Chopped tomato & Green chili, Sauté it until Tomatoes turn soft & mushy.

  6. Add Required salt, sauté it well.

  7. Add Turmeric powder & red chili powder.

  8. Continue to cook until the mixture looks like a semi-thick paste.

  9. Once the oil separates add coriander leaves mix it well.

  10. Now add cooked rice to the tomato mixture and fold the Tomato rice / thakkali sadam gently so that all ingredients are well combined.

  11. Finally add a tablespoon of ghee or sesame oil and stir it into the Tomato Rice / thakkali sadam and serve hot.

  12. Serve Thakkali Sadam recipe / Tomato rice along with Potato fry , Raita & chips.


  • You can add finely chopped carrots and green peas also..
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Gomathi Ramesh

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Hi there! I am Gomathi Ramesh, a full-time food blogger, mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a lovely wife. I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

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