Tomato Biryani Recipe / Thakkali Biryani Recipe / Tomato Biryani in Rice Cooker / Tomato Rice Recipe / Thakkali Sadam Recipe - Rice Cooker Recipes
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 servings
Delicious tomato biryani which taste super yummy is very nutritious too. You can make this and enjoy with papad and onion raita.
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Oil - 3 tblspn
  • Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 inch stick
  • Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
  • Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
  • Green Chilli - 2 pricked with a knife
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
  • Tomatoes - 4 large Chopped finely
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder- 1 tblspn ( optional, used for colour )
  • Normal Spicy Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - ¼ cup finely chopped
  • Mint Leaves - ¼ cup finely chopped
  • Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup (same cup you used for measuring rice)
  • Water - 2 cup / 500 ml (same cup you used for measuring rice)
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 30 mins. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Add in cinnamon, fennel and cardamom. Let them sizzle for a min.
  3. Now add in onions and green chillies. Saute them till golden brown.
  4. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  5. Add in all the spice powders, salt and sugar. Give them a 30 seconds stir.
  6. Now add in the chopped tomatoes and mix them all with the yummy masala.
  7. Let them cook for 5 mins till the tomatoes turn mushy.
  8. Add in coriander and mint leaves and give a quick stir. The masala is done.
  9. Now take your rice cooker bowl. Add this masala in it, along with drained rice, coconut milk and water. Mix well. Taste the water to check the seasoning.
  10. Now put the bowl in your electric rice cooker and switch on it. Cook till done.
  11. Once done, fluff it up and serve with raita.
  1. Once your tomato masala is made, add the drained rice and give a quick stir. Now add in coconut milk, water and bring everything to a good boil. Now simmer the flame and cook covered till the rice has absorbed all the water. It will take around 15 to 20 mins. Now turn the stove off and let it sit covered for 5 mins. Open the lid and fluff the rice. You are done..
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