Tomato Rice Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids
  • Rice - 2 and half tablespoon
  • Tomato -1
  • Cashew nuts -2
  • Onion – ½ (optional, I have not added but adding onions will give a nice flavour)
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt as per your baby’s taste
  • For Tempering:
  • Ghee -1 tbsp
  • Clove-1
  • Cinnamon stick -a small one
  • Bay leaf-a small one
  • Cardomom-1
  • Fennel seeds -less than ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds -less than ¼ tsp
  1. Soak cashew nuts in hot water before you start cutting tomatoes and onion
  2. Wash rice thoroughly and soak rice in water for few minutes
  3. Cut tomatoes and onions
  4. In a mixie jar take chopped tomatoes, garlic pod, cashew nuts and grind to a fine paste
  5. Drain the rice and keep it aside
  6. In a pressure cooker heat ghee, add all the ingredients listed under 'for tempering'
  7. If you wish to include onions add at this stage and saute until transparent
  8. Add the tomato paste to this, mix well and saute a little
  9. Add in the turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt as required
  10. Add the required amount of water (rice:water -1:2 ratio)
  11. Bring to boil and add in the rice
  12. Put lid and whistle on cooker
  13. Allow 3 to 5 whistles.
  14. Once it's done switch off  stove
  15. Open after a while, your tomato rice is ready. If you want garnish it with coriander leaves.
1. I used to give five whistles to make it mushy (if your kid doesn’t like too mushy go only for three whistles)
Recipe by Bumps n Baby at