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Tomato Rice Bath | How to Prepare Tomato Bath

tomato rice bath

Tomato rice bath is a very delicious food. For some Sundays and functions and breakfast, this rice delicacy is an excellent choice. It's not just the taste of this dish that would make you like it, but also its health quality. On this front, much credit goes to tomatoes, which, of course, is the main vegetable of this recipe. Peas, carrots, green beans, onions and capsicums further strengthen the nutritional value of tomato rice bath.

tomatoes health benefits

Tomatoes are a treasure trove of medicinal gems
Are you interested to know the benefits of tomatoes?

Read more about why tomatoes are good for the health in the blog.

The simple cooking method should also increase your interest to know how to prepare tomato bath.

What is central to the fine taste of this rice dish? It is the paste you make from tomatoes and coconut. Peas are among the vegetables that further scales the taste of the tomato rice bath higher.

TIP - Sunday or Holiday Lunch Menu
curd rice coconut chutney kosambari sandige instant lemon pickle sabudana kheer
carrot halwa
Tomato rice bath, curd rice, coconut chutney, kosambari or cucumber raita, pappad and sandige and instant lemon pickle would be simple, yet items fit for a menu for lunch on a Sunday or holiday.

Relatives or friends are also joining for the lunch? Include carrot halwa or sabudana kheer to complete the menu.

Coconut chutney or cucumber raita stand first in the line of side dishes with a good match for this rice dish. You can use tomato-onion gravy too to relish this food.

Garnish the tomato rice bath with coriander leaves. Although you will be using the coconut to make the paste, sprinkle fresh coconut gratings on this bath for extra taste.

ragi ambli

Ragi ambli is said to be nutritious
Drinking a glass of ragi ambli or porridge in the morning can be a great way to start a day.

Here is the ragi ambli recipe.

Servings: 2-3


Raw rice 1/2 cup
2. Oil 2-3 teaspoons
3. Ghee / clarified butter 2-3 teaspoons
4. Onion, cut into pieces, 1
5. Mixed vegetables like green beans, carrot, capsicum, knol khol, peas, cut into pieces (except peas), 1 cup
6. Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is a storehouse of medicinal properties
Read more about turmeric, the wonder food, in the blog post, What are the Benefits of Turmeric?
7. Chili powder 1 teaspoon or to taste
8. Dhania or coriander powder 1 teaspoon or to taste
9. Coriander leaves, chopped, few sprigs
10. Salt to taste


Cinnamon 1 inch, break into small pieces
2. Cloves 3-4
3. Star anise 1 
4. Bay leaf 1-2
5. Cardamom 2

For paste:

Coconut pieces 2-3 tablespoons
2. Tomatoes, medium size, 3-4 or to taste

How to Prepare Tomato Bath?

Make the paste:

1. Wash the tomatoes.

Cut tomatoes into pieces, so you can grind them easily.
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2. Add coconut to a mixer jar.

Grind without adding water.
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3. Add tomatoes to coconut.

Grind to a paste.

Do not add water when you grind, as the water content in the tomatoes is sufficient.
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Make the bath:

1. Wash the rice.

Keep aside for 20-30 minutes.
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2.  Heat oil till it becomes hot.

Heat two cups of water simultaneously on another burner / stove.
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3. Add the spices.

Fry for a few seconds.
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4. Add the onion pieces.

Fry till the pieces become light golden brown.

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5. Add the vegetables.

Because capsicum cooks faster, do not add it with the other vegetables. Instead, add it along with the rice in Step 8.

Fry for 2-3 minutes.
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6. Add turmeric, chili and dhania powder.


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7. Add the ground paste.

Mix and fry till the oil separates.
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8. Transfer the mixture to the cooker, assuming you have not used it in the above steps.

Add hot water. If you have used a kadai in steps prior to this step, first add hot water to it, swirl, and transfer to the cooker.

Add rice, capsicum, salt and ghee, when the water starts to boil.

Add coriander leaves.


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Water added to cooker

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9. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Remove the lid after the pressure subsides.

Mix gently to prevent the rice from breaking.
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10. Tomato rice bath is ready. tomato rice bath final

TIPS Tomato Bath
1. If you will use tomatoes with a sour taste, decrease their quantity.
2. Add 1-2 green chilies to make this rice preparation spicier.
3. You can prepare this bath without coconut also, but this food will be less tasty. 

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