Monday, 4 November 2013

Tomato bhat recipe |andhra south style tomato bhat

Had tasted tomato bhat and tomato rice both in nandini cafe in madhapur hyderabad & i have been hooked to it since than

difference between tomato bhat & tomato rice

According to me difference between tomato bhat & tomato rice is that in tomato bhat special spices are roasted & freshly ground masala is prepared & raw rice is cooked along with tomato pulp,grind masala & remaining ingredients

Where as in tomato rice ,rice is precooked till each grain is separate than tomatoes are cooked till mushy with spices & remaining ingredients to form a tomato masala & then cooked rice is gently mixed with tomato masala

I am a tomato lover & have various rice dishes prepared from tomatoes you can check them below

Tomato biryani
Tomato pulap
Tomato rice

This tomato recipe is adapted from tarla dalal

A spicy and tangy rice preparation that is best suited to pack in the lunch box, for kids and elders alike! serve with papads and coconut pachadi


For The Masala2 tsp  oil
6 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tbsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1/4 tsp fenugreek (methi) leaves seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp grated dry coconut (kopra)

Other Ingredients
3/4 cup tomato pulp
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other refined oil
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
3 tbsp peanuts
6 to 7 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 1/2 cups cooked rice


1.Heat the oil in a small pan, add all the ingredients and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the flavour releases, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
2.When cool, blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.
3.Heat the oil and ghee in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.

4 When the seeds crackle, add the peanuts and curry leaves and sauté on a slow flame till the peanuts turn light brown in colour while stirring continuously.
5.Add the green chillies and onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
6.Add the cooked tomato pulp,turmeric ,grinded masala , rice, and salt if required, mix gently and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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