Monday, 21 December 2020

Tomato bath || Karnataka style tomato pulao

Karnataka Style Tomato bath is one pot rice item which is very easy, tasty and filling. Today I am sharing Karnataka's popular tomato bath, we can call it as tomato rice or tomato bath or tomato pulao. I prepare this in 2 ways with and without adding masala's. Today I am sharing one of my favorite way, which is very aromatic with grounded masalas added in it. We can have this rice item as it is or with any raita like pomegranate raita(video). This tomato bath recipe saves many of  us when we have nothing to prepare at home and when you are in hurry or when you are back from journey's.

Also check out some rice varieties from my YouTube and from my blog. 

YouTube Video links :

** Karnataka style puliyogare

** Karnataka Style brinjal rice / vangibath / vankaya annam

** Kabuli chana pulao

** Coconut Rice

** Jeera Rice

** Mango Rice

Blog links :

** Pudina Rice

** Pepper Rice

**Vegetable fried rice

** Coconut Rice

** Masala khichidi

** Carrot rice

** Gongura pulihora

**Amla Rice / usirikaya pulihora

**Restaurant Style curd rice

**Karivepakku podi annam

** Pongal

Foodie Monday Blog Hop

Taking this  Ribbon Murukku recipe to FoodieMondayBloghop fb groups #277OnePotWonder. By this time you are all aware that I am part of this lovely group where we bloggers share recipe for theme suggested by a person in alphabetical order every week. This week theme was suggested by Archana, who blogs at "Themadscientist'skitchen", i like her write up a lot. Loved her samosa chaat,alle belle/goan coconut and palm jaggery pancakes and her latest vegan jambalaya recipe recipes to try soon
  Karnataka Style - Tomato Bath

Preparation time - 20 minutes
cook time : 10 min
Serves : 2 
Category : Rice Item / Regional 
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Main ingredients : Tomato, rice
Author : Aruna SarasChandra


Rice - 1 cup
oil - 1 tsp
ghee - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
green chilli - 1
onion - 1
ripened tomatoes - 3 
red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp(adjust)
green peas - 1/4 cup(optional)
coriander leaves - 1 tsp
garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

To grind 

coriander seeds - 1 tsp
fresh coconut - 1/2 cup
clove - 1
cinnamon stick - 1 inch
ginger - 1 tsp
garlic - 2 pods
red chillies -2
pudina - few strands (I did not added, as it is not available right now)


1) Wash 1 cup of rice under water and soak it for 15 to 20 min.

2) In a small  mixer grind add all the ingredients mentioned "To grind" add some water and grind to fine paste. 

3)Now in a wide pressure cooker add 1 tsp of oil, 1 tsp of ghee when it heat then add mustard seeds. when it starts crackling add cumin seeds, later add curry leaves and fry well.

4) Then add green chillies fry well, later add finely chopped onions, salt and fry well.

5) When onions starts changing color then add fresh peas then fry it for few minutes. 

6) Now add finely chopped tomatoes cook it well on low to medium flames till it becomes mushy.

7) Now add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, adjust salt if need mix everything well.

8) Now add prepared masala paste and mix well.

9.a)If you are using normal rice -  add 2 glasses of water for 1 glass rice.  
9.b) If you are using basmati rice - add 1&1/2 glass of water for 1 glass basmati rice. 
Add water depending on the rice you are using.  boil the above  till you get bubbles on water.

10) Add soaked rice and finely chopped coriander leaves to the above mix. 

11.a) Cook rice for few seconds then close the pressure cooker and pressure cook it 3 whistles.
11.b) If you are using basmati rice pressure cook it for 1 whistle and reduced flames to low for a minute then switch off the flames. 

12) Let the pressure comes down naturally and then open the lid. mix everything well for once without breaking rice.

That's it our Karnataka Style tomato bath recipe is ready. Served it some raita and enjoy with your friends and family.


** You can prepare this using sona masoori rice or using basmati rice, add water accordingly.

**Adding peas is optional, if available add it surely to get good taste.

Also check other related rice items by just clicking the link below pic..

                                             Pepper Rice / miriyala annam


                                                               Mango Rice


                                                             gongura pulihora

                                        Pudina rice

                                              Green Peas Pulao

             Amla Rice/ Usirikaya Pulihora


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Thank You
Aruna Saraschandra 😊


  1. Tomato Rice looks super flavourful! I love how you have simplified the process so much by making it in a pressure cooker. Also, the freshly ground masala must have made the dish so beautiful. I'll definitely try out your method the next time I'm making Tomato Rice! :)

  2. Tomato Bhath is so flavorful and delicious one pot meal. I have grown eating this yummy dish . One pot meals are such a boon when you are short of time , you can still cook a nutritious meal.

  3. Tomato rice Is a flavorful treat. Your one pot version sounds so simple and fuss-free.

  4. tomato rice is an easy and quick recipe for me when I am not in a mood for elaborate meal preparation... freshly ground masala must be adding a nice flavor to this !

  5. Wow! This tomato bhat sounds so very delicious and definitely easy to make. I just got my veggies and I am so very tempted to make tomato rice just now. Love it Aruna.

  6. This tomato bath looks so delicious. I love tomato bath but have not tried making it at home as yet. Since this is a one pot meal, I'm surely going to try it out soon. Will be perfect for Sunday brunch.

  7. Such a flavorful and delicious one pot meal. Tomato rice looks absolutely delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a busy day. Loved the use of freshly ground spices.

  8. Tomato rice with freshly grounded spices is so flavorful and delicious. My kids favorite rice recipe and this looks so inviting Aruna.