Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tomato Bath / Tomato Biriyani

First comes the gud news.....Yayy!!! Sharmis Passions has crossed 5 lakhs hits today and Thank you so much to each one of you who visited Sharmis Passions, gave constructive feedback, appreciations and made my toddler stand steady and proud! Wait for the celebration post next week...:)

The first time I tried this rice I felt the taste was close to tomato biriyani with more flavours and the next time I modified the recipe to suit our taste and now this has become regular in our monthly menu. I had bookmarked the recipe from Raks kitchen long back and finally tried it few months back. Here is my slightly modified version of tomato bath or tomato biriyani as I call it :)
Tomato Bath  Recipe
Though I have spoken so much about Raji in this space, when it comes to close friends I can talk on and on.....Most of our regular chats surrounds about our sites, how to improve photography, site UI and ofcourse a bit on family updates too :) I was more excited when she mailed me saying she has moved her blog to .net....She reads my mind so well even sitting miles apart and It gives such a great feeling to have a close friend who shares the same passion and to grow together! Now onto the recipe....


Tomato Bath / Tomato Biriyani - Ingredients
Recipe Reference : Raks Kitchen
  • Rice - 1 cup (I used basmati rice)
  • Tomatoes - 3 big sized
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Big Onion - 1 medium sized chopped lengthwise
To grind to a smooth paste:
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
  • Shallots(small onions) - 5 pearls
  • Cinnamon - a 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 1
  • Green chillies -2
To temper:
  • Oil / Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few

Tomato Bath Recipe
Method:
  1. Pressure cook rice with 1:1.5 ratio with rice grains separated. Fluff it once with a fork and set aside to cool.
  2. Chop the tomatoes and grind it to a fine paste and keep aside.Grind the ingredients under 'to grind and keep it ready.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow it to crackle. Then add ginger garlic paste, onions and fry till slightly browned. Next add the tomato paste and fry till oil separates and raw smell is completely nil. It will take around 7-10mins.Add required salt and give a quick stir.
  4. Now add the ground paste and cook in low flame until nice aroma comes. Mix well and cook in low flame until the curry thickens to thokku form it may take 5mins. Switch off and allow it to cool down.
  5. Add the rice and mix well without breaking the rice. Serve with onion raita or chips.
Tomato Bath Recipe


My Notes:
  • You can garnish with chopped coriander leaves at the final stage.
  • You can add chopped tomatoes too as in the orginal recipe.
  • This tastes apt like biriyani when accompanied with onion raita.
Tomato Biriyani Recipe
Variety rices are always handy...I have my copy of Mallika Badrinaths 100 rice varieties now so am waiting to try one by one from the book and sure to post it here.
Tomato Biriyani Recipe

53 comments:

  1. Rice looks inviting and delicious with wonderful clicks ...

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  2. Congrats!
    I make a similar version with some mint and cilantro. Looks yummy.

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  3. Congrats, I am very happy for you, and look forward to this blog becoming more popular each day. Keep blogging these delicious recipes!

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  4. wow..Congrats Sharmi...5lakh hits ah...super ...rice looks so inviting n wonderful preparation...superb clicks !!

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  5. Congrats, Tomato biriyani looks delicious, my friend is used to make it often.

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  6. Such a wonderful recipe so simple to make! awesome presentation!

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  7. Congrats Sharmi..way to go...lovely tomato rice and beautiful pictures..

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  8. Keep rocking dear..

    The tomato bath looks yumm..

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  9. Awesom clicks......am sure the rice is delicious .

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  10. Looks awesome Sharmi and I love tomato biriyani. Hey congrats on ur hit..I am really very happy for you and wishing u many more hits in near future.

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  11. Very flavorful ~ tangy n yummy it looks!
    USMasala

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  12. V nice clicks .......the dish looks awesome.

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  13. Congratulations!! and that tomato rice really looks delicious!

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  14. Aromatic tomato biryani, papad makes a good combo with this. Congrats on hitting 5 L visitors dear!

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  15. looks yum. this is a new method. will try.

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  16. first time in your blog...lovely one with awesome pics..Following you..

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  17. delicious rice flavour and presentation

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  18. wow..Congrats Sharmi...5lakh hits ......rice looks so inviting n wonderful preparation...superb clicks !!

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  19. Congrats dear..love your blog
    Rice looks so tempting..yum

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  20. This reminds me of my mom's thakkali saadham.. must try you method sometime.

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  21. Awesome tomato bhath.. loving it... waiting for more variety rice recipes from u...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Steamed

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  22. congrats,tomato biriyani looks delicious.

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  23. Congrats on the hits :) And thanks for those lovely words about me...hehe
    Ur tomato bath looks good, rice has been cooked so perfectly!

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  24. adding coconut is really interesting...will try with coconut...yummy rice!

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  25. Congrats on ur hit Sharmi,delicious bath and lovely clicks...

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  26. Woww... Congrats dear.. tomato bath looks so tempting and delicious.. awesome clicks as usual :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  27. Congrate my dear..the tomato bath looks tooo deliciously yum,myoo:)

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  28. Congrats dear on the 5 lakh hits. Keep rocking .. love your recipes and pictures too.

    Vardhini
    Zesty Palette

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  29. the tomato bath looks just perfect and yummy..love the masala here

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  30. Congrats...tomato bath looks yummy and delicious..

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  31. Congrats ...wish you many more milestone ....bath looks yum ...I love this

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  32. Slurp! Looks delicious, bookmarked for sure as I've never tasted Tomato bath before :) Congrats on your milestone & wish you many more!!

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  33. Awesome! Calls for a treat Sharmi

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  34. Tomato Bath looks yummy and tasty...

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  35. Congrats on your milestone Sharmi. The rice looks fabulous :)

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  36. Tomato Bhath looks good! I make a slightly different version. I love it!

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  37. beautiful clicks and rice dear..tempting.

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  38. congrats sharmi and best wishes :) Tomato biryani looks very inviting..

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  39. Congrats Sharmi, wonderful milestone, rice looks flavourful and delicious..

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  40. Looks flavorful! I make something very similar except I don't add coconut. Will try it next time.

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  41. Congrats Sharmi!! And this pulav looks soooo....good & aromatic!! CAnt wait to try it out..!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  42. This is one of my fav rice items...MB book is very nice,tried lot of recipes from that book...chk my blog I have tagged u in that 7 links game

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  43. Congrats Sharmi for the hits.
    Ur tomato bath is too good and pics are really nice

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  44. Yummy biriyani..love the colour n texture the way rice looks..
    You have a lovely space,glad to meet u :-)
    Hope u'll visit my space too
    Tasty Treat

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  45. Very flavourful biryani with tomato. Nice write up. Congrats on ur growthfantastic clicks

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  46. you mentioned tomato in the ingredients. but you used tomato paste in the coking metho. whether i have to paste it or not?

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  47. what should i use? chopped tomato or tomato paste?

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  48. @Hema : The orginal recipe used chopped tomatoes...But I pureed it and so have mentioned tomato paste....Please read the 2nd step. You can use either of these...as per your preference.

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