Tomato Bath


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup thuvar dhal
  • one small piece ginger grated
  • a pinch of asafotida
  • two green chillies (slit lengthwise)
  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • two tablespoon ghee or Oil
  • two teaspoon jeera
  • one teaspoon mustard
  • two springs curry leaves
  • 4 tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 4 red chillies
  • 10 cashew nuts split into half
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Wash both rice and dhal and put it in a pressure cooker. Add three and half cups of water. Add grated ginger, slit green chillies, turmeric powder, asafotida powder, salt and cut tomatoes. Cover with lid and pressure cook for 5 to 6 whistles.
  2. After five to ten minutes, remove the lid and stir thoroughly the cooked rice and dhal.
  3. In a small kadai, put the ghee or oil and heat it. Add mustard and when it starts popping up, add jeera, curry leaves, cashew nuts and red chillies. Pour this seasoning over the cooked rice and mix well.
  4. It is a quick version, less spicy – No Onion – No garlic – suitable for all people and for festival days too. Serve hot with papad or chips.


  1. Hi kamala,
    I prepared this for lunch and everybody liked it.I fried appalam too. Thanks

  2. Hi Arthy,

    Thank you for your feedback and nice to hear that everybody liked this dish.

  3. This is Yummy 🙂

  4. hai kamala i have prepared it for my lunch it is amazing

  5. Hi Kamala , I am newly married . I dont know How to cook . Your site is halping me a lot and every one is liking each and every dish what i prepare .
    Thanks a lot….

  6. Hi Kamala ,
    ur recipes r yummy!!!! im a learner nd ur tips helps me lot while cooking..thanx a lot…ofcourse got a good certificate from my hubby!!! 🙂

  7. hi aunty, i like you dishes very much
    i use to watch your programes in channels,
    this recpies is very useful to me.

  8. Hi kamala,

    I tried the tomato bath recipe today. everybody liked it very much thx for posting the simple and quick recipe

  9. i had a Sunday Feast .. Thanks again Mam. any suggestion which veggie side dish suits this bath. as you said i had with appalam still curious.

  10. SugirthaPradeep

    today i prepared this tomato bath came out well…

  11. Senthilraj

    Hi Kamala,
    My wife is out of station. My self and my daughter has to manage some cooking. I have tried your tomato bath. It came out really well. I was appreciated by my daughter. Thanks for the excellent recipe.

  12. Hi Kamala

    Tried this recipe today and it turned out really yummy. I used a tin of canned tomatoes and 1 large fresh tomato. Loved it, and so easy to make.

    Thank you so much!

  13. Hi madam, your recipes are too good………….Iam a great fan of ur rangoli…….

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