Tamatar Biryani | How to Make Tomato Rice

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We are starting the third week of BM#57, with yet another interesting theme. This theme was suggested by Mir and I ended up checking out so many wonderful dishes.

Its called the Food52 and they have recipe contest where winning recipes are selected on different contest. Though I wanted to stay clear of Indian dishes, looking at this particular picture, I had to try.

It might be very much like how I make, only the measurement was way too high. I normally don’t add so much of whole spice. This biryani ended up being quite spicy. So handle with care as I increased the green chilies, more than what was recommended in the recipe.


Tamatar Biryani

Ingredients Needed:

Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Diced Tomatoes- 300 gms / 3 to 4 medium
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Whole cloves – 1/ 4 tsp
Cardamon – 2 -3
Cinnamon sticks (each 3 inches long) – 2 to 3
Mace 2
Onion, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced – medium
Shredded fresh ginger 1 teaspoon
Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
Fresh Green Chillies – 2 or 3
Salt to taste
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves

How to make the Tamratar Biryani

Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins.

Heat a thick bottom non stick pan with ghee. Add all the whole spices and saute well.

Next add the slit green chilies along with ginger and garlic.

Once you saute well, add onions. and continue stirring.

Add diced tomatoes and salt, simmer till the tomatoes turn mushy.

cook on high for the tomatoes to get cooked well.

Now add drained rice and mix well. Add water and simmer till done.

Fluff well and add coriander leaves.

Serve with raitha.

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Tamatar Biryani | How to Make Tomato Rice

Course Main Dish - Rice
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  1. Rice looks very flavorful. I usually don't make tomato rice but this past weekend I made something similar for my cousin who is a vegetarian. Added boiled eggs to it and she loved it. Both your pictures and the original picture are tempting.

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