Millet tomato bath recipe
Millet tomato bath recipe is super quick to make and makes a nutritious lunch option. Millets / Siru Dhaniyam are a great replacement for rice, these gluten free millets are quick to cook and make a satisfying low GI meal. My ammamma (grand ma) makes a easy yet the tastiest tomato rice with very less ingredients. Especially the one made with leftover rice the next day morning is my most favorite. Simpler cooking but the tastiest food is her mantra. Very recently started following her steps and kick started to cook simple dishes which turn out really tasty yet healthy.
This millet tomato bath recipe is exactly her version of tomato rice. Not much of spices / masalas were used. In the large array of millets and rice varieties available in market Barnyard millet is my most favorite cause they cook out perfectly as we need them.
- 1 cup - Any millet variety
- 2 cups - Water
- 1 no - Onion, chopped
- 2 no - Big tomatoes, chopped
- 1 no - Green chilli, chopped
- 1 sprig - Curry leaves, torn
- 10 nos - Mint leaves
- 2 tbsp - Fresh coriander, chopped
- ¾ to 1 tsp - Salt
- 1 tsp - Red chilli powder
- ¼ tsp - Turmeric powder
- pinch of hing
- 2 tbsp - Oil
- 1 tsp - Mustard seeds
- ¼ tsp - Jeera
- Soak millet for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly until water turns clear.
- In a milk pot / pressure pan add water and bring to boil.
- Bring to simmer add the drained millet, cover and cook until water evaporates completely.
- Allow to rest till it cools down a bit. Fluff it with a fork like it's done for couscous now its ready to be used.
- For the bath heat oil in a pan add mustard, jeera saute it add curry leaves, onion, green chillies saute well.
- Add tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder, hing, salt mix them well.
- Allow to cook in medium heat until tomatoes soften for approx 6 to 8 minutes.
- Once oil starts to separate add mint, coriander, cooked millet mix it and switch off heat.
- Serve hot with raitha and any vegetable curry or with roasted papad.
Paired up this Millet tomato bath recipe with achari bhindi a dry version and pomegranate raitha, simple sweet yet tangy raitha.