Tomato Biryani is a quick & delicious medium spicy rice dish full of tempting flavor. In this recipe, the rice is cooked along with tomato puree and sauteed along with aromatic Indian spices. This dish adds a tasty twist from your regular rice dishes. It tastes yummy with tomato flavor infused with chilli, onions & garlic. Its very simple to cook and makes a hearty lunch box recipe.
Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1
Gram dal - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 4
Green chilli - 2
Red chilli - 2
Garlic - 4
Onion - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Tomato - 3
Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
Fresh mint & coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash & soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
Drain water and set aside.
Heat oil & ghee in pressure pan.
Add bay leaf, gram dal, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saute.
Allow to crackle.
Add green chilli, garlic, sliced onions and saute.
Add salt and saute until transculent.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute.
Add mashed tomato and cook until oil separates.
Add red chilli, turmeric pwd, garam masala pwd and toss.
Add finely sliced fresh mint and coriander leaves.
Add basmati rice and toss in the masala.
Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water and stir.
Add a tsp of ghee and mix.
Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle in high flame.
Simmer the flame for 5 mins and turn off flame.
Once the pressure goes off, fluff the biryani gently.
Healthy delicious flavorful tomato biryani is ready.
Serve hot with onion raitha.