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Tomato Biryani

Biryanis are my favorite. I love the authentic flavored ones, and even the short cut ones. πŸ˜› The traditional ones take lot of time and yes, worth the effort we put it in making it. There are many versions of Biryanis. It takes lot of planning in making the traditional one.

Today i am sharing the short cut,easy way of making Biryani. This is easy, although doesn’t come close to the authentic ones, the tomatoes and coconut milk adds a distinct flavor. Makes an easy one pot lunch when you are tired or on a lazy Sunday. πŸ™‚

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Serves :2


Rice (Basmati or any other) : 1 cup

Tomatoes ripe: 2

Onions sliced: 1

Green chillies:Β  2 slit

Turmeric powder: 1tsp.

Garam Masala: a pinch

Salt to taste

Coconut Milk (Thin): 2 cups.

Mint leaves: a handful (optional i didn’t add)

To temper:

Bayleaf: 1

Cloves: 2-3

Star anise: 1

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp



1.Soak rice in water for thirty minutes and let it drain. Keep aside.

2.Slice onions, tomatoes, slit green chillies.

3.Heat oil in a cooker add whole masala; cloves, star anise, Bay leaf and sautΓ©.

4. Add onions, tomatoes cook till translucent, add the rice, green peas, chilli powder, pinch of garam Β  Β  Β  Β  masala, turmeric, salt and sautΓ© till water evaporates,

5. Add coconut milk/water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles in medium flame. Serve hot with your Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β choice of raita

Tip: Add more tomatoes like 4-5 for the nice tangy flavor.

Coconut milk is optional, can be replaced with plain water.

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Hi, I am Kavita, the owner of this blog.There are many types of foodies; vegeterian, non vegetarian, eggeterian , so i thought foodies should be called "foodaterian". Hence the name.Like most of you, i too was an amateur cook who didn't know even the basics like how much water to be added to rice?. :) With time i have learned and would like to share and learn the recipes. Hope to get love and support from all you wonderful people. You can reach me at twitter:

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