Tomato Biryani


Tomato Biryani

Tomato Biryani is a simple rice dish rich in flavour.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people


For Rice:

  • 1 cup Basmati rice washed and drained
  • 1 no Bay leaf
  • 1 no Cinnamon
  • 1 no Clove
  • Ghee As reqd
  • Oil As reqd
  • Salt As reqd
  • 2 cups Hot water

For masala:


  • Heat a mixture of ghee and oil. Add cinnamon, clove and bayleaf.
  • Stir in green chillies, curry leaves and sliced onion. Fry in medium flame.
  • Add ginger and garlic paste. Stir to cook for a minute.
  • Stir in biriyani masala, coriander powder, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder. Stir till aromatic.
  • Add the tomatoes and sugar. Stir all the contents together.
  • Close the lid and cook on slow flame till the tomatoes are tender.
  • Pour in rice and fry till rice swells up on medium heat.
  • Add hot water and required salt for seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat and cook in low flame for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit with the lid on for five minutes.
  • Open the lid and garnish with coriander leaves. Stir and check for seasoning.
  • Tomato biriyani is ready and serve with raita or a bowl of yogurt.
  • Tips:- 1)In this recipe you may add any other vegetables like peas, capsicum or carrot.
  • Ready made biriyani masalas are available with Everest brand.
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