Sunday, 3 January 2010

Tomato Bath

Tomato bath is a very common dish in karnataka which is prepared with tomatoes and rice.Unlike bisi bele bath ,chitranna and pulivogare it is one of the favourite picnic dish. This is colourful yet very tasty dish and you can make it little more nutritious by adding peas or any beans like boiled vaalbeans(avarekaalu),chickpeas,black eye beans etc ..Along with mosaru bhajji a Kannada version of raita... is a real treat.This recipe i got from my mother,i used to prepare this dish very often in my house.


Tomatoes-4-5,big,finely chopped
Garlic cloves-4-5,crushed
Ginger-2 inch,crushed
Curryleaves-2 sprigs
Sarinapudi/sambharpowder-1 1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Black pepper-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Green peas-1cup(optional)(i used frozen peas)
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Coriander for garnishing


Wash and soak the rice for 30minutes.

Heat oil/ghee in a pan add mustard seeds, cumin seeds when they start
to splutter add dals fry until they become golden brown.

Now add crushed ginger and garlic fry for a second add onions,curryleaves
and green chillies saute until onions become soft and pale coloured,add tomatoes
and sugar cook lid closed until the mixture leaves oil.

Add all the dry masala's, peas and coconut and salt to taste.Saute for 2-3seconds
pour sufficient ammount of water,allow to boil.

When the water begins to boil add the drained rice and cook until all the water
evaporates,close the lid tightly and leave on low flame for 10-15 minutes.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot with mosaru bhajji.

TIPS:Adding little sugar to tomato dishes will brings out the flavour of tomatoes.

Mosaru bhajji



Small onion-1,chopped

Small tomato-1,deseeded,chopped

Green chilli-1,finely chopped


Salt to taste


Mix everything in a bowl and serve with rice dishes.

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