Tomato Bhath
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
  • 1 cup basmati rice, cooked (you can substitute with brown)
  • 3 canned whole tomatoes, chopped, with about 1 cup of the juice
  • 1 tsp canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp udad dal (black gram lentils)
  • 2 tbsp cashew pieces (optional)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds, roasted until lightly browned and powdered in a spice grinder.
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds and when they sputter, add the udad dal and cashew pieces. Stir until lightly browned.
  3. Add the curry leaves and onions and saute until the onions are translucent and just beginning to turn brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes, sambar powder, chilli powder and turmeric.
  5. Saute and cook until the tomatoes darken and begin to express the oil.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Turn the heat to low and add the rice. Stir in gently, taking care not to mash the rice, until the rice and tomato paste are well-mixed.
  8. Check salt. Stir in the methi powder. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with some microwaved papads.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at