For the fourth of Navaratri, I made Thakkali Sadam and Pattani Sundal.
I have couple of other Thakkali Sadam posted already. This is yet another simpler way of cooking with tomatoes. Both the other Thakkali Sadam
uses roasted masalas.
Thakkali Sadam Recipe 3
And the Pattani Sundal
is same, except I used roasted coriander powder in it. That gave a different taste to the final dish.
Rice -1 & 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 5 medium / 250 gms (coarsely pureed)
Dry Red Chilies - 3 -4
Red Chili powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds, Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal - 1tsp
Roasted/ Raw peanuts -1 tsbp
Cashew nuts - handful
Curry leaves handful
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp (opt)
How to make the Thakkali Sadam
Wash and soak the rice for 15 - 20 mins.
Pressure Cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure falls, remove and spread in a bowl.
For the Rice:
Heat a non stick pan with oil. Temper with mustard seeds, Urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, cashew nuts, red chilies, curry leaves. Saute for couple of minutes, then add the tomato puree.
Add salt, turmeric powder, cover with lid and cook till the tomato is cooked well. Add the chili powder. Cook for couple of more mins. Add rice and combine everything.
Simmer for 5 mins, finally add the ghee.
Serve as neivedyam and partake the prasadam.