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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tomato Biryani Recipe | Thakkali Biryani | Tomato Rice in Biryani Style

Tomato Biryani is a flavorful rice made with tomatoes and spices.It is nothing but tomato rice made in biryani style.This tomato biryani is a easy to make one pot meal that can be prepared quickly making it perfect for packing lunch on busy mornings. It can be served with raitha.
Tomato Rice in Biryani style
Tomato Biryani
What are the ingredients needed?
Basmati Rice, 2 cups
Oil, 2 Tablespoon
Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Cloves, 4 nos
Cinnamon, 1" long piece
Star Anise, 1 no.
Bay leaves, 2 nos
Onion(medium size), 1 no
Tomatoes, 4-5 nos. (depending on the size)
Green Chillies, 2-3 nos
Ginger Garlic paste, 2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt, to taste
Cilantro, to garnish
Flavorful onepot meal made with rice, tomato and spices.
Thakkali Biryani
How it is made?
  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, then add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, star anise and fry for a minute or two.
  2. Then add the sliced onions, slit green chillies and fry till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Now add the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and mix well and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  4. Then add the washed basmati rice, along with 3 cups of rice and salt to taste. Cover and pressure cook for a whistle. Then lower the heat and cook for another 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  5. Wait till pressure releases, open the cooker lid, gently fluff it up, garnish with cilantro and serve it with raitha.
Serves 4 persons.
Quick and Easy to make flavorful one pot meal
Easy Tomato Biryani recipe
  • Adjust green chilli and red chilly as per your heat tolerance level.
  • I used tomatoes on the vine for this rice. You can use naatu thakkali too.
  • I prepared this rice in pressure cooker. You can prepare this in electric rice cooker too. Do the cooking process (steps1-3) in the skillet and then add this gravy, basmati rice along with required water to the electric cooker and cook.


  1. my all time fav recipe... love the clicks :)

  2. This luks delicious,mouthwatering....

  3. Simple flavorful rice . love it

  4. superb biryani da :) i never found time to post this recipe, love the perfect grains of rice :)

  5. my daughter's favourite....tempting

  6. Delicious and droolworthy tomato biryani. No need of any side.

  7. yummy biriyani dwar..my all time fav one...

  8. Delicious biryani....... Tempting me!!

  9. Easy n yummy recipe.love it anytime !

  10. perfectly made tomato biryani can see the perfect grains :) very delicious and tempting one !! makes me hungry dear :)

  11. Beautifully presented,u made me hungry dear..Loved it ,superb!!

  12. I often make this for our weekend lunch..simple yet flavorful and delicious biryani...perfectly done dear :)

  13. flavorful and delicious biriyani..

  14. I always hate washing vessels...Nice and flavorful one pot meal idea..will try it soon!

  15. Looks yummy and delicious dear :)


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