Thakkali Sadam (tomato rice) – Pressure cooker recipes

Thakali Sadam

Jazzed up Thakkali Sadam – Popular Indian Rice

Thakkali Sadam, hot spiced flavour rice from South Indian, hot and tasty rice, the name originated from Tamil Language meaning “tomato rice”, is commonly served at lunch tables across India but become more prevalent in other words as it can be prepared quick and easy. The tomato flavour gives you freshness inside your mouth. You can save a lot of cooking time by using pressure cookers while preserving the aroma and taste much sticky rice by the help of high pressure provided by high-pressure cookers.

Preparation (Ingredients)

Two onions finely diced

Four to five tomatoes finely diced

Five green chillies

One tbsp ginger garlic paste

One small bowl of peas

Two potatoes cut into quarters or smaller

One tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/4 tsp coriander powder

One n half tsp of salt (or to taste)

One and a half cups (240ml measuring cup) of rice

Oil – 2 tbsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp



Wash rice and keep aside after draining off the water.

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker

Sauté onions till they are caramelised. Add ginger garlic paste, sauté. Add tomatoes, masalas, salt and sauté. When oil separates out, add the vegetables and fry, add rice and fry. Add double the quantity of water, mix, check seasoning. Close the lid. After one whistle, turn off the gas. Wait till the pressure subsides and then open the lid. Serve with raita, papad or fried meat or kheema.

Thakali Sadam

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