Tomato Bath


This is a dish that i always prefer to do when im lazy to cook or when i fall sick . I prefer this dish for its simplicity , ease and great taste. This is my entry to Revathi's FMR-Comfort Food Event. I know im late for the event, hope revathi will accept my entry..Here is how i make them


Basmati Rice - 2 cup ( wash and keep aside)
Onions - 2 (medium sized sliced thinly)
GingerGarlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes (medium size ) - 3 (Finely chopped)
Cashews - 15 (Optional)
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 3
Saunf- 1/2tsp
Bay leaf - 2 /3
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Redchilli Powder - 2 tsp( KashmiriChilli Powder)
Oil - 3 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Water - 3 3/4 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp


1) In a cooker heat oil and add the saunf, cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, cashews , ginger garlic paste and saute well for few minutes.

2) Then add the Onions and fry well till it turns color and then add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute for few minutes

3) Then add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and fry till the oil leaves side.

4) Now add the rice and fry for a 2 minutes.

5) Add water, salt and pressure cook the rice for 3 whistles.

6) Mix the lemon juice before serving

7) Serve hot with Raita.

For Raita:-

Onions -1 (finely chopped)
Green Chillies - 1 (finely chopped)
Curd - 4 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 1 Tbsp


1) Heat oil in a kadai and fry the onions and chillies till the onion turns color.
2) Mix this mixture with the curd and salt and serve it with the Rice.

Comments (29)

I know how often I fall back to this recipe whenever I am tired. Thank you so much for taking the pains to prepare and get a snap - I know you are not feeling well.
Take care girl.

I love tomato baath too Sudha,not only is it comforting to eat but also to prepare;)

Looks super delicious.

I love Tomato bhath too. Yours looks delicious.

looks yummy sudha!!my recipe for tomato baath is almost same.

I love tomato bath and it is a comfort food. thanks for sharing. hope u are feeling better. have a great weekend.dont do too much of cooking.

super favorite, i add chopped mint to this.

Love tomato bath, and easy breezy recipe. Thank you Sudha.

Hey Sudha,
Simple and tasty recipe. thanks

a super dish which we can always fall back upon during our lazy days!!....truly comfortable...

Hi sudha,
Tomato Bath looks yummyy!!! Thanx for sharing.

Hi Revathi,
I too love tomato bhath.
Its really more than comfort food.

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Hi Sudha,
I made your arachuvita sambar with beetroot.It came out nicely.
See here

Thank you all for those lovely comments.

Hi Sudah,

Looks wonderful! Will definitely try this soon, thanks for sharing it :)

Sudha, your rice looks very attractive. My recipe is same like yours with slight moderation. Could you add me to your list.Thanks

whenever i am in doubt,your recipies save my day!thanks

Thanks for the receipe dear.....I love tamato baath and am gonna do now....

Thanks a lot for the recipe....... it came out well....... :)

I know how to prepare the tomatobath, but this prepartion is very nice. Thank you very much for the prepare and get a snap.
Thank you,

It's a very nice recipe. I tried it today. It came out very good. My hubby liked this tomato bath.

Thanx for your recipe.

that looks yummy... Lemme try it!!!

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any suggestions on how to cook the basmati rice without ending up with a soggy tomato bath?

It tasted amazing, but it was too watery even after 3 whistles.

cooked basmati rice for the first time, and that too on an electric stove, which I feel is not the same as gas stove :(

Hey I tried this bath for the first time.really tasty it was all my family members liked it .thanks dear


Thanks a lottt...i wanted to prepare a spl dish for my husband and an idea of preparing tomato bath has come into my mind.. but the thing is i donno hw to prepare it.So, i have started browsing the internet and came across your recepie........... It has come really well..yummy n tasty!!!!


Thanks for the wonderful recipe as I had a rough idea of how to prepare and wanted to get the ingredients right.

The only ingredients I decided to omit from the recipee were saunf and the cashewnut. I added chillies instead of the chilli powder.


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