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tomato bath recipe

tomato bath recipe, tomato rice bath

yummy indian kitchen
a simple rice bath cooked using tomatoes, spices and rice.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast/Rice, Rice
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian
Servings 3
Calories 131 kcal


  • 3 tablespoon oil (any edible oil)
  • 1 bay leaf/ tej patta
  • 1 medium size cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves/ loung
  • 2 cardamoms/elaichi
  • ½ teaspoon shahi zeera/caraway seeds
  • 2 medium size onions, finely sliced
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 3 medium size tomatoes, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kali mirch powder/ black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoon green peas/ matar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 3 cups rice/ basmati rice
  • 5.5 cups water


  • Take a pressure cooker and heat it.
  • Add oil and heat it.
  • Add bay leaf and whole spices such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, shahi zeera and sayte few seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and saute them until they become translucent.
  • Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and saute few seconds to get rid of the raw smell.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes into it, add salt as per taste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Cook the masala until oil starts leaving the sides.
  • Add 5.5 cups of water into it.
  • Add green peas into the water.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves, mint leaves into the water.
  • Add the washed and soaked rice(3 cups) into it.
  • Check for salt and add if required.
  • Stir well.
  • Pressure cook for 1 whistle and reduce the steam naturally or give 2 whistles and remove steam by force and not more than that.
  • Do not open the cooker lid after steam escapes for 4-5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes remove the lid and serve the rice bath hot.
  • Enjoy with raita or kurma.


  • Additional veggies such as diced potatoes and chopped carrots too can be added in the tomato gravy for more veg flavors...
  • If basmati rice is used then soak it for 3 minutes before using.
  • If ordinary rice is used then soak it for 10 minutes before adding to pressure cook.


Nutrition Facts
tomato bath recipe, tomato rice bath
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 141IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.