Introduction: Preparation

  • Soak Basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain water, add 2 cups of hot water and cook rice until soft.
  • Take juice of 4 tomatoes using a blender and keep it aside


  • 2 cup Basmati Rice
  • 4-5 Tomatoes Juicy ripe ones
  • 2 Onion medium size chopped
  • 2 Green chillies slit
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Sambar powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed

For the Seasoning :

  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves a sprig

Step 1: Tomato Biryani

Tomato is is a quick and easy dish prepared with tomatoes and spices. It is perfect for a quick lunch and can be packed in lunch box.

Serving : 2 people

Step 2: Method

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai and add the ingredients mentioned under ‘for the seasoning’
  • Add onions and saute till it turns translucent

Step 3:

  • Add green chillies and ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a few more minutes

Step 4:

  • Then add tomato juice, turmeric powder, chilli powder or sambar powder and salt needed. Cook until oil separates as seen in the picture below.

Step 5:

  • Add needed cooked rice to the tomato gravy and mix well

Step 6:

  • Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with papads, potato chips or raita.


  • You can use ordinary regular rice or even leftover rice for this recipe.
  • If using chilli powder, add 3/4 tsp chilli powder and 1-2 tsp of coriander powder for best results.
  • Add needed cooked rice to the mixture, according to your taste .

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    Question 2 years ago

    Nice. Can it be made Vegan or is it Vegan already?


    Answer 2 years ago

    rice, tomatoes, some herbs ... I think is's vegan allready


    2 years ago

    aaaaah this looks super tasty!