Tomato Biryani Recipe | Thakkali Biryani Using Pressure Cooker

Tomato Biryani Recipe | Thakkali Biryani Using Pressure Cooker

(Thakkali) Tomato biryani recipe using a pressure cooker with step by step preparations & photos. The south Indian style yummy one pot tomato biryani recipe is an easy one we can prepare in 30 minutes.It’s one of the perfect lunch box recipes to your kids & hubby & also for bachelors/spinsters.

tomato biryani recipe south indian style

I like to make biryani’s using seeraga samba rice instead of basmati rice. For preparing this tomato biryani, I have used seeraga samba rice. You can use basmati rice to make this thakkali biryani. Serve this biryani with onion raita, boiled egg and with any veg or non-veg gravy as a side dish.

seeraga samba rice tomato biryani recipe

Let’s have a look at how to make tomato biryani recipe in an easy way using the pressure cooker. Hope you like this thakkali biryani recipe & please share your comments below.

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Tomato Biryani Recipe | Pressure Cooker Thakkali Biryani Recipe

south Indian style tomato biryani recipe

Author: Nilashini
Recipe Type : Vegetarian / Lunch Box Recipes
Cuisine : Indian / South Indian / Tamil Nadu

Tomato Biryani Ingredients ( 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml)

Seeraga Samba Rice or Basmati Rice –  1 Cup
Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Nallennai – 1 tbsp
Ghee / Clarified Butter / Nei – 1 tbsp
Tomatoes / Thakkali – 3 Big Size (Chopped)
Small or Big Onions – 3/4 Cup (Thinly Sliced)
Ginger Garlic Paste / Inji Poondu Paste – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder / Vaththal Podi – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 3/4 tsp
Cumin Powder / Seeraga Podi – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves –  2 spring
Coriander & Mint Leaves – a handful
Sea Salt / Non-Iodized Crystal Salt / Kal Uppu – as needed

Spices

Bay Leaf / Birnji Leaf or Biryani Ilai – 1
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 long piece
Cloves / Kirambu – 3
Star Anise / Natchathira Sombu – 1
Mace / Javithri or Jathipathri – 1
Cumin / Jeera / Seeragam – 1/2 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu or Perunjeeragam – 1 tsp
Cardamom / Elachi / Elakkai – 2

Tomato Biryani Video Recipe

How to prepare tomato biryani recipe using pressure cooker – step by step pictures

seeraga samba thakkali biryani seivathu epadi

1. Wash & soak seeraga samba arisi or basmati rice in water for 20 to 30 minutes. W

 

hile rice soaking, cut the vegetables and start to make tomato biryani process.

seeraga samba tomato biryani recipe

2. Firstly, Heat a pressure cooker with 1 tbsp of sesame oil & 1 tbsp of ghee. Add a bay leaf, followed by all the spices mentioned in the spices ingredients table mentioned above (cinnamon, cloves, star anise, mace, cumin, fennel seeds & cardamom’s). Saute for few seconds.

how to make tomato biryani recipe - step 1

3. Add curry leaves and let it splutter.

thakkali biryani recipe preparation - step 2

4. Add thinly sliced 3/4 cup of small or big onion along with little salt. Salt will speed up the onion cooking process. In this step, you can add 2 green chilis too.

how to make south indian style tomato biryani recipe - step 3

5. Saute until it turns to light golden color.

how to make south indian style thakkali biryani recipe - step 4

6. Then add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste.

tomato biryani recipe - step 5

7. Saute until the raw smell goes off.

how to prepare thakkali biryani recipe - step 6

8. Now, add 3 chopped tomatoes, mix well & cook it for 2 minutes.

how to make tomato biryani recipe with step by step photos

9. Mix 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red chili powder (adjust to your taste), 3/4 tsp of coriander powder & 1/4 tsp of cumin powder into that.

thakkali biryani recipe - step 8

10. Saute until all the spices & tomatoes combined together.

tomato biryani recipe - step 9

11. Add soaked & drained rice, mix well.

seeraga samba thakkali biryani recipe - step 11

12. Add 2 cups of water and mix well (If you use basmati rice, pour 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of water). Bring it to boil.

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seeraga samba thakkali biryani recipe - step 12

13. Add required salt. Don’t forget we added salt already to cook onion in step 4, so add salt as needed.

tomato biryani recipe - step 13

14. After boiling, add coriander & mint leaves.

thakkali biryani recipe - step 14

15. Before close the lid adds a tsp of ghee and mix gently.

tomato biryani recipe - step 15

16. Close the cooker with the lid. For Seeraga samba rice, allow the whistle for 1 time and simmer it for 5 minutes. For basmati rice, allow the whistle for 1 sound then switch it off. Let the steam subsides itself then open the lid and fluff it gently with a fork.

seeraga samba south Indian style thakkali biryani recipe

17. Easy tomato biryani is ready to serve now. Serve along with onion raita, boiled egg and with any veg or non-veg gravy.

thakkali biryani recipe - tomato biryani recipe

Step by step preparation of tomato biryani recipe using pressure cooker – print here

Tomato Biryani Recipe | Thakkali Biryani Recipe

Tomato Biryani Recipe | Thakkali Biryani Recipe

Ingredients

    ( 1 Cup = 240 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml)
  • Seeraga Samba Rice or Basmati Rice - 1 Cup
  • Sesame Oil / Gingelly Oil / Nallennai - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter / Nei - 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes / Thakkali - 3 Big Size (Chopped)
  • Small or Big Onions - 3/4 Cup (Thinly Sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste / Inji Poondu Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder / Vaththal Podi - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 3/4 tsp
  • Cumin Powder / Seeraga Podi - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 spring
  • Coriander & Mint Leaves - a handful
  • Sea Salt / Non-Iodized Crystal Salt / Kal Uppu - as needed
    Spices
  • Bay Leaf / Birnji Leaf or Biryani Ilai - 1
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 long piece
  • Cloves / Kirambu - 3
  • Star Anise / Natchathira Sombu - 1
  • Mace / Javithri or Jathipathri - 1
  • Cumin / Jeera / Seeragam - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu or Perunjeeragam - 1 tsp
  • Cardamom / Elachi / Elakkai - 2

Instructions

  1. Wash & soak seeraga samba arisi or basmati rice in water for 20 to 30 minutes. While rice soaking, cut the vegetables and proceed further tomato biryani making process.
  2. Firstly, Heat a pressure cooker with 1 tbsp of sesame oil & 1 tbsp of ghee. Add a bay leaf, followed by all the spices mentioned in the spices ingredients table mentioned above (cinnamon, cloves, star anise, mace, cumin, fennel seeds & cardamom's). Saute for few seconds.
  3. Add curry leaves and let it splutter.
  4. Add thinly sliced 3/4 cup of small or big onion along with little salt. Salt will speed up the onion cooking process. In this step, you can 2 green chilis too.
  5. Saute until it turns to light golden color.
  6. Then add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste.
  7. Saute until the raw smell goes off.
  8. Now, add 3 chopped tomatoes, mix well & cook it for 2 minutes.
  9. Mix 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red chili powder (adjust to your taste), 3/4 tsp of coriander powder & 1/4 tsp of cumin powder into that.
  10. Saute until all the spices & tomatoes combined together.
  11. Add soaked & drained rice, mix well.
  12. Add 2 cups of water and mix well (If you use basmati rice, pour 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of water). Bring it to boil.
  13. Add required salt. Don't forget we added salt already to cook onion in the step 4 So add salt as needed.
  14. After boiling, add coriander & mint leaves.
  15. Before close the lid adds a tsp of ghee and mix gently.
  16. Close the cooker with the lid. For Seeraga samba rice, allow the whistle for 1 time and simmer it for 5 minutes. For basmati rice, allow the whistle for 1 sound then switch it off. Let the steam subsides itself then open the lid and fluff it gently with a fork.



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