Making one pot meal has become very easy after the arrival of pressure cooker and makes the work lot easier.
For the second day of Blogging Marathon #35 under the theme pressure cooker I made Tomato Biriyani,one pot meal.
This is my mom's version and she uses seraga sambha rice,here I also used the same rice.The biriyani came out very delicious and flavorful.Off to the recipe..............................
Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
|Seraga sambhaa rice/basmathi rice||11/2cups|
|Tomato(finely chopped)||4(medium size)|
|Chilly Powder/milgai podi||1/2-3/4tsp|
|Coriander Powder/dhaniya podi||1tsp|
|Garam Masala Powder||1/4tsp|
|Green Chilly(slit lengthy)||4|
|Mint leaves/pudina(chopped)||15-20 leaves|
For the Tempering
|Cinnamon/pattai||1 ich piece|
|Bay leaf/biriyani ilai||1|
Soak the rice for 20 minutes,heat a pressure pan or cooker with oil and ghee,temper it with the ingredients given for tempering.Saute the onion,green chillies and half of the chopped mint leaves with a pinch of salt to transparent then ginger and garlic paste.Now add the tomatoes,cook till mushy.
Add all the spice powders,salt and stir it for a minute then add the measured water and the remaining mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves.
Let it boil,now add the soaked rice to it and allow it to cook for a boil.Now close the pressure cooker with the lid and keep the flame to a medium.Cook it for two whistles and keep it in a low flame for 3 minutes.Put off the flame and open it after the pressure subsides.Fluff it with a fork.
Serve it warm along with onion raitha,chips and veg or non veg curry.
- The amount of water depends on the quality of the rice,for seraga sambha rice I use 23/4 cups for 11/2 cups of water if its basmathi use 21/3cups.
- The amount of red chilly powder is depends on personal preference,mine is extra hot chilly powder so used 1/2 tsp.
- Use well ripe tomatoes to get a nice tangy taste.
- Addition ghee gives a nice flavor and extra richness to the biriyani and addition of cashew is purely optional.
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