Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easy One Pot Tomato Biriyani ~ stepwise recipe




This easy one pot biriyani is what I make for myself whenever my husband is away. I prefer to have this as a brunch meal as it’s quite filling and tasty. There isn’t much hassle of cutting vegetables and washing vessels with this one and I thought of sharing the recipe with you, girls :)

Tomato Biriyani
Serves two

Basmathi Rice- 1 cup ( I used India Gate Classic)
Water – 1 1/2 cups
Ripe red sour varietied tomatoes – 4 medium or 5 small sized, sliced
*Oil + ghee – 2 tbsp
2 pcs each of cinnamon, cardamom and clove
Big Onion- 1 - sliced lengthwise
Green chillies- 5 slit lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Fresh coriander and mint leaves – one stalk each

Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes

Heat oil + ghee in your pressure cooker ( mine is prestige 3 ltr) body and throw in the 3 spices. Saute the onions till translucent followed by the green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes in order. Let the tomatoes turn a bit mushy (this will take 2-3 minutes)Stir in the herbs. Pour the measured water and bring to a boil. Add rice and stir in salt.
Cook until 3 whistles. Let the steam vent off by itself. Open the cooker and fluff the rice gently with a fork. Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot with onion raitha.


Now, for the stepwise,




Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.




Get ready with the other ingredients in the meanwhile. Tomatoes and onions sliced, spices, herbs and the ginger garlic paste.




Heat *oil + ghee (I always use a mixture but you can use one of these too) in your pressure cooker ( mine is prestige 3 ltr) body and throw in the 3 spices. Saute the onions till translucent followed by the green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes in that order.




Let the tomatoes turn a bit mushy and let out the juice (this will take 2-3 minutes).
Stir in the herbs.




Pour the measured water and bring to a boil.




Add rice and stir in salt.




Cook until 3 whistles. Let the steam vent off by itself. Open the cooker.




 Just another shot :)




Fluff the rice gently with a fork.



                                     Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot with onion raitha.


                         Since this serves as my lazy meal I dont need an accompaniment other than a little tomato ketchup :)

I would like to remind you that you use only sour variety tomatoes for the real taste! The sweeter tomatoes don't go well for this recipe. They also tend to turn rice mushy! Be warned. :)
Again, I have used age old basmati which works perfect. If you use any other variety of rice, minimize the amount of water and adjust it to 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups since it may get overcooked. 

29 comments:

  1. This, in simpler words is called home made heavenly meals :) My most favourite dabba lunch food is this!

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    1. Thanks Sweetie :)..You wont believe this if I say something made me think of you when I was drafting this post.
      Hugs for leaving the first comment :)

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    2. Awww!~ Thank you :) Bless my reader!

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  2. I have this in my draft,but not so good clicks, that's y dint post ;)Loved the set up very much and the recipe is great!

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  3. This looks super yummy,wish i had it right now than the bread and cheese I ate for lunch.

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  4. I don't cook rice in the pressure cook and should try it sometime. Biryani looks perfect!

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  5. Perfect anytime........the pics are awesome as well.

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  6. Comfort food... reminds me so much of lunches in school and doing the meal sharing with friends :) Looks yummy!

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  7. Very simple one pot meal. i love this anytime

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  8. Heaven in a few simple bites
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  9. Simple and nice one pot meal, with lovey presentation

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  10. Oh Lord! such mouth watering clicks. My mouth was watering by the end of the post. I love biriyani, will bookmark and give it a try.

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  11. Amma makes a similar version too..looks yum, beautiful setup

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  12. Yummy biriyani.. delicious..

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  13. Ultimate Comfort food..Perfect lunch..

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  14. this reminds me of vanaja thamma. she makes the best flavoured rices no? :) brought back such memories.

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  15. wonderful and delicious biryani !! great clicks too !!

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  16. When hubby travels, one thought which cheers me up is I can cook and eat dishes he doesn't relish :) Mostly spicy stuff! Your biryani looks delicious and simple, loved your pictures!

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  17. Such a comforting one-pot meal.... and such delicious pictures!!!! Love it!

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  18. Such a simple tomato rice recipe. I am sure it'll taste great.

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  19. simple and delicious rice....
    lovely clicks :)

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  20. My all time fav.looks delicious and mouthwatering.

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  21. Very simple. Me too thinking to make a south indian version of it ..will c:)Nice , pretty clicks :)

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  22. very delicious n easy recipe..looks yumm..perfect for lazy lunches..BTW I posted the tender coconut pudding which I tried from ur blog..plz hv a look

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  23. Am inviting myself to ur place, super tempting flavourful briyani..makes me drool..

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  24. Wonderful looking biriyani. Excellent presentation. Wish I was there to get a taste of it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  25. mmmm.... amazing one pot dish. I too make tomato rice, but in a different version. Perfect and awesome snaps.

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  26. this is simply awesome. great recipe. thanks for sharing

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