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Thursday, April 18, 2013

TOMATO BIRYANI | TOMATO BIRYANI RECIPE

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During childhood days biryani is a very rare thing and i hardly remember amma making biryani. She regularly makes Tomato Rice for Lunch box . Tomato biryani our neighbour aunty makes so well and those days we don’t get Mint leaves , so whenever we demand aunty to make , aunty will call up uncle and tell him to buy mint leaves from a particular market in the city and the next day she makes yummy Tomato biryani which we will feast with simple raita. After i got married , when we both visited my mom’s place aunty made the Tomato biryani for both of us and we both enjoyed it.So i am sharing the recipe of Tomato Biryani – Jamuna aunty’s version.

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INGREDIENTS: [SERVES 3-4]

JEERAGA SAMBA RICE* 1 AND 1/4 CUP
WATER 1 CUP
COCONUT MILK 3/4 CUP
TOMATO 2
ONION 1
RED CHILLI POWDER 3/4 TSP
SALT AS NEEDED
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
SHALLOTS(SMALL ONION) 8-9
GINGER A SMALL PIECE
GARLIC 3-4 CLOVES
FENNEL SEEDS 1 TSP
MINT LEAVES 10-15
OIL + GHEE 1 TBLSP + 1 TBLSP
GREEN PEAS 1/4 CUP

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*Generally jeera samba rice is used to make tomato biryani, if u want u can use basmati rice too.

METHOD:

  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes in 1 cup of water.
  • Puree 2 tomatoes in mixer and keep aside.
  • Grind the shallots(small onion),garlic,ginger and fennel seeds into a fine paste using little water.
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  • Chop the onions and mint leaves finely.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil and ghee. Add the sliced onions and mint leaves.
  • When onions turn brown, add the grind paste to this and saute in a low flame till the raw smell goes off.
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  • Add the tomato puree.
  • Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for few minutes in a medium low flame till the raw smell goes off and the oil oozes out on sides.
  • Add the green peas. If u don’t get get green peas you can skip it else u can add Butter beans too.
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  • Mix well and add the coconut milk. I added the sTore bought one.If making at home add the first milk. You can dilute the first milk  little by adding 1/4 water water to 1/2 cup thick coconut milk.
  • Add the rice now.
  • Close the lid of the cooker and keep the flame to medium.
  • When it gives one whistle, keep the flame low and let this be like this for 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame after 10 minutes.
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Note:

  • If using basmati rice, reduce the water to 1/2 cup.
  • do not skip mint leaves and coconut milk.
  • While grinding the masala you can saute the shallots in oil and grind, which will enhance the taste.
  • you can add a tsp of cashew nuts while grinding.
  • Bay leaves can be added while adding onions.

 

 

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37 comments:

  1. Delicious Biriyani! I too make tomato biriyani, but without coconut milk. Shall try your version soon! Its dinner time here, I want to grab that bowl from the display! :)

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  2. Rice romba nalla iruku Jey instead of basmathi this looks yummy :)tempting clicks too !

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  3. i never made this version before..yumm biryani and super tempting clicks

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  4. Wow ! Super dooper version...

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  5. lip smacking! love that bowl

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  6. I too love the rice, so tempting. Wish I can have that bowl of rice :)

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  7. Pass me here, my fav.. I too make similarly except the grinding part. will try ur version soon :)

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  8. The pictures are looking very sharp jeyashi. Like the biryani too. I prepare in this way only but never added mint leaves. Like to try when i make it for next time.

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  9. wow delicious preparation,loved that u used seraga samba rice...sure it tastes excellent...

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  10. Tomato briyani, full of flavors and cant take my eyes from ur clicks.Love the grinding part.

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  11. i can imagine the flavors just seeing the ingredients. one flavorful biryani.

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  12. this looks so gooood - i love biryani but have never made this one before.

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  13. Yummy and delicious one pot meal

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  14. Your version of tomato biryani sounds so flavorful n tempting...inviting pics too..will try this sometime soon..

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  15. Very flavorful n delicious biriyani,looks exotic:)

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  16. Very flavorful biriyani...Looks delicious

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  17. i dont add coconut milk in tomato rice.. but like ur version too..

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  18. I make this more than the rice version ...looks so yum ..nice pics

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  19. Looks so flavourful and lovely color!

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  20. Hey Jeyashri, I am planning to try this today. One whistle is enough for uncooked rice? I've always had to use 3 when cooking rice.

    Thanks

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    1. For usual rice since the amount of water we use for 1 cup of rice is 3 cups of water. so we give 3-4 whistles.But since for biryani we use less water and we want the biryani to be single grained , we should cook for one whistle

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    2. Thanks! i tried it last night. It was good :). If I wanted to add raisins, should it be added with the onions so they get coated in ghee and oil ?

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  21. delicious tomato biriyani.... very appealing color

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  22. Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. It came out perfect and tasted yummy..

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  23. Yummilicious Tomato biryani. I made it in rice cooker. Romba nalla irunthuchu. Thanks for sharing. Pinned it.

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  24. Hi Jeyashri. Tired out the recipe and it was yummy. However I need clarification on below

    1. You had mentioned 1/2 cup water to soak basmati rice. When adding rice to the mixture should I add the remaining water as well or drain the water and add only rice

    2. After the first whistle I had kept it at medium flame as you had said. but in about 2 minutes another whistle came. so I had to really lower the flame and let it be for another 8 minutes. The result was the rice was over cooked. Please advice how it should be done correctly

    3. Is there a way to do this without coconut milk?

    Thanks

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  25. Thanks for trying the recipe.
    1. No need to drain the water . Add rice along with water.
    2. You can give 2 whisltes and switch it off
    3. coconut milk gives a very nice flavour to this rice, so i recommend you to add coconut milk.

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  26. I tried it yesterday, it turned out to be a super hit. I didn't have pudina leaves so I used the karpooravalli leaves and used the normal raw rice. It came out perfect thank u.

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  27. Nice recipe I have tried this with normal rice wow very delicious......thank u

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  28. Dear jeyashri,
    today i tried this tomato biryani and awesome usually my 8 year old girl never take tomato rice which i am usually doing today i told her i have been following jeyashri aunty's method and she was happy and replied then it could be very nice i will eat, she loves green peas finally she took for two times with raita and telling follow jeyashri aunty for cooking i am so happy and i want to share with you you have been taking good effort to win the hearts of kids now a days i have no confusion on making tiffin box recipes thanks a lot once again
    with regards
    kalpanaramabathiran

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  29. Dear jeyashri, you have winned my 8 year old daughter's heart by posting such nice recipe she never go for tomato rice i usually prepare today she loved to eat because i told this was jeyashri aunt's recipe then it will be superb she replied and took for two times and advising me to follow your method daily i am very happy to share my baby's feed back with you you are the winner of thousand hearts interested in cooking and food lovers i wish you all success to lead this blog in this manner
    thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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    1. Thank you so much Kalpana for the feed back. Very happy to hear the sweet words from your daughter. Thanks a lot for your wishes

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