Tomato Biryani

Tomato biryani has a taste of spices and cilanto with lemon juice. Learn how to make tomato biryani.


5 tsp oil
1 chilly
2 nos bay leaf
1 onion
1 small bunch of chopped cilantro (take half and grind them into fine paste)
1 small bunch of chopped mint leaves
4 chopped tomato
1 tsp chilly powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 cups rice (basmati)
1 tsp lemon juice

For Masala Paste
2 cloves
2 cinnamon
a small piece of ginger
5 nos garlic
little onion
1 tsp garam masala


How to make Tomato Biryani:
  • Soak rice for about 20 minutes.
  • Grind cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic Onion and garam masala into a fine paste.
  • Keep aside.
  • In the sauce pan add 5 tsp of oil when it gets heated add chilly, bay leaf, onion, masala paste.
  • Saute it until onion gets golden brown.
  • Add Cilantro paste. Add Mint leaves and saute it for 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining cilantro leaves.
  • Add tomato, turmeric powder, chilly powder and saute it for 2 minutes.
  • Add rice, water, salt and cook in pressure cooker.
  • Mix lemon juice
  • Serve hot.