Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rawa Tomato Bath

                                                             Rawa Tomato Bath is nothing but upma with a lot of tomatoes or rawa cooked in tomato puree.I remember my mother making this upma for my grandmother in the evenings whenever she used to fast or just eat once a day.She was a no onion and no garlic person so this was her main dish on her 'fasting' days.It is so tasty that when my grand mom starts to eat i would wait for her to offer me a bite and she would definitely give me one.
It is very easy and simple to make with very simple ingredients and it gets done in no time.My mother used to drizzle a tsp of ghee on top and it tastes heavenly with just a tsp sugar as an accompaniment.
Lot of Children are fussy about tomato pieces so my aunt used to cook it in tomato puree to avoid the mushy tomato pieces.You can try that too!

You will Need
  • One small cup of Rawa or Sooji
  • One large Tomato
  • Two Green chillies
  • One small piece of Ginger
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • One tbs of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • One tsp Of Channa dal
  • A generous pinch of Asafoetida.
How to
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the rawa for two to three minutes.do not let it brown.

  •  Chop the tomato,chilli and the ginger as shown in the picture.

  •  Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds and add channa dal let it brown

  •  Add the chopped tomato,chilli,ginger,asafoetida and curry leaves.Add salt and cook it covered till the tomatoes are mushy.

  • Add two cups of water and allow it to boil or add hot water to fasten the process.

  • Add the roasted rawa slowly and keep stirring with other hand to avoid any lumps.

  • Cover and cook for two minutes and it is ready. Mix well and drizzle a tsp of ghee on top.If you wish you can add some broken cashew nuts fried in ghee to add to the taste.


Vanamala Hebbar said...

i love this...i too make sometimes..

Janani said...

all time fav,simple to make an dyummy to eat.