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Tomato Bath Recipe | Easy Tomato Rice recipe in Pressure Cooker

Rice cooked with Tomato, Fresh Fenugreek Leaves and Spices is a dish from Karnataka.
Course Main Course
Cuisine South India
Keyword Karnataka
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 210kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 1 ½ Cup Rice Jeera/Seeragam
  • 2 Medium Onions finely sliced
  • 4 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Fresh Methi Leaves /Fenugreek Leaves
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilly Powder or as required
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 2 teaspoon Salt or as required

For Masala Paste

  • Cup Fresh Coconut grated
  • ½ teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Cardamom Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1.5" inch Ginger
  • 8 Garlic cloves medium
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1.5 " inch Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander Leaves


  • Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes,drain water and keep it aside.
  • In a Pressure Cooker,heat 1 tablespoon Ghee and 3 tablespoon Oil.
  • Add Sliced onions and fry well till lightly brown. Add cleaned and washed  chopped methi leaves,fry well till water content in methi dries up.
  • In a mixer jar, add all the ingredients listed under "Masala Paste"  and ground to a smooth fine paste ,add little water if required.
  • Add masala paste to above fried onion and methi,fry till oil starts releasing from the corners.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and ½ teaspoon of salt and saute till tomatoes are cooked. 
  • Add red chilli powder and fry well till oil starts releasing from the corners.
  • Add drained rice ,mix well .
  • Add 2.5 cups of  hot water and salt.Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Once pressure releases on its own, open the lid.Mix well everything,add chopped coriander leaves,½ tablespoon ghee and lime juice.
  • Mix well everything and serve along with Onion raita.


1.Water content is what you need to take care.As the above recipe is cooked using a pressure cooker and also we add grounded paste and tomato which has water content  so the water used in the above recipe is less.
2.Soaking rice helps you get smooth rice.Soaking rice helps you get smooth rice.
3.Adding hot water while cooking helps to cook food faster.


Calories: 210kcal