Tomato Bhath (Tomato Rice)

Tomato Bhath (Tomato Rice) There are probably many recipes for tomato rice. This is a south Indian recipe for tomato rice (bhath) that I really like. Serve with papadams and yoghurt.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Make the masala podi by heating 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat; fry the chana dal, urad dal, dried chile peppers, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds in the hot oil until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Grind the mixture with the coconut into a fine powder using a mortar and pestle.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Fry the peanuts and mustard seeds in the hot oil until the peanuts begin to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the onions, green chile peppers, curry leaves, and asafoetida powder to the peanut mixture; cook and stir until the onions are browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, turmeric, sugar, and salt into the mixture; continue cooking until the tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes more. Season with the masala podi. Crumble the rice into the skillet, using the back of a spoon to separate the individual grains. Cook and stir until the rice is mixed into the dish and hot, 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro to serve.

Per Serving: 375 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 66.6g; fat 8.5g; sodium 68.7mg.