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Tadka Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x


Quick and easy tadka rice recipe. Boiled rice tossed in onions, tomatoes and simple tempering of mustard seeds (rai and sarson), kadhi patta (curry leaves) and turmeric.


  • 1 cup onions (sliced)
  • 2/3 cup tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp rai ((red mustard seeds))
  • 1/2 tsp sarson ((black mustard seeds))
  • 1/4 tsp heeng ((asafoetida))
  • 2-3 pieces dried red chillies
  • 2 cups cooked (boiled) plain white rice
  • 3-4 kadhi patta (curry leaves)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt


  1. In a pan, add oil and onions. Cook on medium low heat for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Push them aside, add mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and cook for about a minute until the mustard seeds crackle.
  3. After 2 minutes, add tomatoes, turmeric and salt. Cook for about 2 minutes and add rice.
  4. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle some chopped yogurt and serve hot.

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