Monday, September 27, 2010

Takkali Sadam @ Tomato Rice

Takkali Sadam (Tomato Rice)
source : my mum

Takkali Sadam - Takkali being tomato and Sadam is rice in Tamil.  When my mum mention that she prepared this rice, I was interested to find out more. 

You see this is not the typical tomato rice which has tomato puree/paste, evaporated milk, cinnamon etc. It is simple and quite a dish by itself.  You can have it with any type of raita.  I had mine with Chicken Yogurt Masala.  Lets look on how to prepare Takkali Sadam.

What You Need
2 cups of basmathi (or any long grain rice)
3 cups of water
2-3 tomatoes - cut small (I used cherry tomatoes)
15 shallots - sliced
2 cloves of garlic
1 inch of garlic
1 green chilly

How to Prepare:
  1. Wash and soak rice for 20mins.
  2. In a wok, heat oil.  Saute onions, garlic, garlic and ginger till the onions are soft.
  3. Add in tomatoes and saute further till the tomatoes are soft.
  4. Remove from heat, cool and blend into a paste. 
  5. In a rice cooker, add in the rice, mix the tomato mixture and salt, mix well. Cook
Note : the amount of water depends on the rice used.

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