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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 8.2g 16% DV; carbohydrates 66.6g 22% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 68.7mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This rice was totally amazing. I didn t have chana dal so I omited it. This dish was great one of the best rice recipes I have tried. Thanks Susmita for your wonderful Indian recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
This rice was totally amazing. I didn t have chana dal so I omited it. This dish was great one of the best rice recipes I have tried. Thanks Susmita for your wonderful Indian recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
I cheated and used some 'daliya podi' that I had. The podi ingredients scared me because of the chilies.....the kids just would not have eaten it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2012
The flavors in this were great and we ate every bit! The only thing I had trouble with was the dal. The recipe says to fry them in oil and them grind them. Maybe I didn't get them ground finely enough but I ended up with hard crunchy bits of the dal in my rice. I did add them in a little earlier to help the mix blend and soften while the tomatoes were cooking but next time I will add the spice/dal mix immediately so any hard pieces can cook down. I did omit some of the chili spices so my kids would eat it but I could have eaten them no problem! I substituted some green pepper instead (from my garden) and this was a nice addition. Wonderful aromatic dish and a delightful dinner. Read More
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