Add the cooked rice to this mixture and stir slowly to make sure that it does not get too soft but that all are well mixed. I accidentally came across ur site which i find to be absolutely useful and highly helpful. Coconut milk keeps rice soft and moist. Garnish with the red Chillie. Thrown in the curry leaves, ginger and garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. I m a new entrant to the cooking world and always look out for easy, cool and tasty recipes everywhere. However, times have changed and with the influence of neighboring states, cookery shows and food blogs, many people make Variety Rice as it is comparatively easy and makes a nice lunch for kids and grown ups. Add the tomato paste to the pan along with salt to taste and allow it to cook for 7 -8 minutes until the raw smell disappears. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Some add Whole Garam Masala and/or Roasted and Powdered Lentils, while others use Coconut Milk. Reduce heat and add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. Add cinnamon, cloves and fennel seeds. Here is my version of Tomato Rice. Keralites normally have Plain Rice with Curry. To cook the rice:- 6)In a pot, add the rice and add two cups of boiling water , add juice of one lime and cook till rice is well cooked. Cooked in coconut milk and natural spices, the dish is one of the easiest preparations that can be prepared in a hurry. Tomato Rice In Kerala Style is unique and special with rice cooked in pureed tomato mixture and coconut milk. Keep up the good work!! Waiting for more interesting recipes from u! Do not use overcooked rice for this recipe or else it will become mushy after mixing. Jisha. « Cabbage KadalaParippu Upperi (Cabbage Chana Dal Stir Fry), CheruPayaru Stew (Moong Bean Coconut Milk Curry) », Sambar Sadham (Rice cooked with Lentils and Vegetables), Kanjiyum Payarum (Rice and Moong Bean Gruel), Curd Rice (Thayir Sadham) – Seasoned Yogurt Rice, Kadachakka Mezhukkupuratti (Breadfruit Stir fry), Chakka Vevichathu (Mashed Jackfruit with Coconut), Kozhi Ularthiyathu (Kerala Style Sauteed Chicken), Fruit and Vegetable Salad with Indian Spices, Fish Curry with Raw Mango in Coconut Milk, Kozhuva Peera Vechathu (Anchovies simmered with Coconut), Spicy Chicken Pasta in Cream Cheese Sauce, Roughly Chopped Tomatoes –  3 medium (It’s better to use Ripe Tomatoes), Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp (Alter according to your Spice Tolerance). I just browsed thru ur recipes list and found that all of them were so simple yet so so appealing. Add onions and continue sauteing until they become translucent. Congratz to u. Hi jisha I made it with some modifications.It came out well. Reduce heat and add the cooked rice to the pan. Hi, I don’t know your name, I find your recipes simple & good. Hi, I am Jisha, a busy Mom & Wife, author & website developer of Kerala Recipes. Saute for around 2 minutes until fragrant. Tomato Rice In Kerala Style is a yummy favorite with a slightly tangy and irresistible aromatic flavor. Mix thoroughly and remove from stove top. Meanwhile, blend the tomatoes in a blender along with 1/4 cup water to make a nice paste. Tomato Rice (Thakkali Sadam) is probably the most common Variety Rice in South India. Thanks for the site. All these recipes are inspired from the flavors of Kerala and are being shared from my kitchen to yours. Whenever I have left over Rice in my fridge and am feeling too lazy to make accompanying curries or side dishes, I go for this quick Tomato Rice and it is definitely a saver. Thanks for your appreciation. You r doing a very gud job. Heat oil in a non stick pan or kadai and splutter mustard seeds. Regards Tomato Rice (Thakkali Sadam) is probably the most common Variety Rice in South India. Keralites normally have Plain Rice with Curry. However, times have changed and with the influence of neighboring states, cookery shows and food blogs, many people make Variety Rice as it is comparatively easy and makes a nice lunch for kids and grown ups. There are thousands of recipes for making Tomato Rice.