Tomato bath recipe is a delicious one pot dish from Karnataka cuisine. It is a tasty variation of tomato rice with addition of vegetables and whole spices. Vegan and gluten free. Quick, easy and tasty breakfast and brunch dishes are immensely popular in Karnataka, especially in udupi hotels and darshinis.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: tomato bath, tomato pulao
3tomatoes,large, finely chopped
1onionlarge, finely chopped
1/2inchgingerpeeled and crushed
Pick and rinse 1 cup rice once or twice. Soak rice in water for 15 minutes. You can use sona masoori or basmati. Drain excess water in a colander and spread the rice on a plate and set aside until we chop the vegetables.
Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pressure cooker. Add the whole spices and fry.
Now add rinsed mint leaves and saute for another few seconds.
Next add sliced onions and saute till they turn a bit soft.
Once onions turn soft, add the chopped tomatoes. Mix well.
Now add the chopped vegetables, salt to taste and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Now add 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder.
Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes or until tomatoes turn a bit soft.
Add the drained rice and mix well. Saute till the moisture from rice dries out.
Now add 2 cups water and mix very gently. Bring to a gentle boil.
Close the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles or 10 minutes in medium flame. Once the pressure settles down, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix. Tomato bath is ready to serve.
1. You can leave out vegetables if you prefer, just use 3 tomatoes in place of 2. 2. You can add fried cashews for garnish.