Tuesday, September 6, 2011

South Indian biryani and tomato jam



1 lb basmati or samba rice wash and soak for 1/2 hour

1 lb chicken
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt

Marinate the chicken with lemon juice and salt.

grind to paste
1/2 tbsp ginger
2 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp water

grind to paste
6 tbsp cilantro
3 tbsp mint
2 green chillie
1 tbsp water

roast and powder
1 tbsp fennel
1" cinnamon
4 cardamom
6 cloves
1/2 to 1 tbsp peppercorns

tempering ingredients
1" cinnamon
1 star anise (can replace with 1/8 tsp of aniseed)
1 tbsp cashew
1 tsp seaweed (known as kalpasi, black stone flower I didn't use this)
1/8 tsp nutmeg grated
1/8 tsp mace
1 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup onion
3/4 cup tomatoes
4 green chillie uncut

mix and leave aside
1 tbsp rose water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp saffron

Warm the milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds, put the saffron and leave it aside. Mix the rosewater into the milk mixture.

garnish
1 tbsp mint leaves
2 tbsp cilantro
2 green chillie
2 tbsp cashew
1 tbsp raisin
1 tbsp ghee

Prepare all the above before starting to make this biryani.
Heat oil and ghee together. Sauté the tempering ingredients. Then add the onion, ginger garlic paste, the mint cilantro paste, tomatoes, the roasted ground spices and chicken. Add 1 1/2 cups water and cook covered for about 8 to 10 minutes, until the water has absorbed and the chicken is almost cooked.
If the chicken is cooked and water hasn't absorbed remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and leave aside.

Add the soaked rice into the gravy and fry, the rice will swell a little. Add the meat and mix without breaking the meat apart. Add water about 1/2" above the rice and meat. Add salt if needed, and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.
There will be holes on top of the rice and the water would have almost absorbed, the rice will be more than half cooked.
Put 1 tbsp fresh mint, 2 tbsp cilantro about 2 uncut green chillie over the rice.
Sprinkle with the aromatic milk rose water mixture. Spread the cashew, raisin and ghee. Close tightly with a lid and seal it with flour.
Cook on low heat by placing the pan over a skillet for about 1/2 hour until the flour around it has cooked. Placing the rice pan over the skillet will avoid the rice from burning on the bottom.
This recipe is adapted from here, it is made with only a few spices and fresh ingredients. According to Viki's kitchen, it is made at Muslim weddings and served with other dishes and tomato jam.
Tomato jam
2 cups tomatoes
3 tbsp sugar more to taste
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisin
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp rose water

Leave the tomatoes in boiling water, peel skin and puree. Mix the tomatoes with sugar and cardamom and cook on medium low heat until it is thick.
Heat ghee separately and fry the cashew nuts and raisins then add it to the cooked thick jam. Add rose water and mix.

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79 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous - and the photos attest to that. I love different tomato jams and 'tis the season.

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  2. Wow what a great recipe, and tomatoes jam sound incredible...great photos too!

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  3. This looks wonderful. I love biryani and your tomato jam looks so yummy with it!

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  4. Very interesting recipe ... Lools very tempting ...

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  5. Wow.. Biriyani looks delicious n the tomato jam looks divine too..

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  6. Lovely looking biriyani. Simply mouthwatering preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. This is incredible! I've heard of this dish....it's stunning! The tomato jam looks amazing as well!

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  8. I've never made anything quite like this. Love this recipe. You are so talented.

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  9. TOmato jam sounds incredible! Gotta cook some rice for myself soon. Your biryani looks delish!

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  10. Biriyani looks super tempting...yum combination

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  11. Love the combination..the tomato jam sounds so good and the biriyani looks sensational!

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  12. Great clicks and biriyani looks soooooo tempting along with the jam..

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  13. delicious briyani,luks yum and perfect with jam...

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  14. Dum biryani is always flavorful.

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  15. My husband loves biryani and he would love today's recipe...

    Kisses,
    rita

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  16. I love biryani!!! Your recipe looks amazing and that tomato jam sounds wonderful!

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  17. Omg, both makes me hungry,simply inviting..

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  18. Like the tomato jam...looks good

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  19. This royal biryani & tomato jam is a wonderful, mouthwatering combo!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  20. Thanks for sharing the recipe; you have broken it down into easy steps and the jam looks delicious!

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  21. Ymmy! I would love this for dinner :)

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  22. Makes me hungry..both biryani and tomato jam looks awesome..yum yum combo

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  23. Super dooper combo. Perfectly prepared. Looks delicious.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  24. biriyani look yummy...the jam looks awesome too

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  25. Nice recipe and clicks..i wanna dig into that pot now..so tempting

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  26. Very creative! Love this tomato jam and the colour, so pretty!

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  27. Wow.. looks yum.. I am always on the lookout for new recipes for biryani. Shall try yours next :D And Tomato jam.. never tried that too..Will check it out :)

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  28. Delicious biriyani but the show stopper is your tomato jam ....I never used rose water in such style ...have to try this interesting recipe!

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  29. The biryani looks sumptuous! didn't know about sealing the pan with flour- learnt something new-

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  30. I always learn about new dishes on your blog. This is a dish I’ve never seen before and it looks sooo good. I love the idea of sealing the pot with dough. It’s genius!

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  31. biryani looks so inviting...yum yum

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  32. Wow I love biriyani a lot and I think this is a great post. I can smell the sweet aroma while you were preparing this and the how tender the meat gets, *craving*

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  33. I love Biryani, have a pressure cooker recipe I use. According to the linked site some like a slow (Dum or Dham) cooking technique, I bet would be good in a crockpot (slow cooker).
    This dish looks interesting along with the tomato jam, I'm going to make this my next Biryani.
    Thank You.

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  34. Sorry for a late greet here! Eid Mubarak to you and family. Did you serve this at the Eid as well?

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  35. delicious biriyani... tomato jam is new to me.. looks good ...

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  36. Delicious briyani :) Wish I could grab a plate now. Feeling super hungry after seeing it :)

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  37. This is such a wonderful combination, makes me feel so hungry.

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  38. I have been craving biriyani for more than a week now. And this post is not helping me, my mouth literally thinking of biriyani after going through your recipe. Never tried a tomato jam before. It looks very interesting.

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  39. You've done a fantastic job on this one! Drooling!

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  40. Tomato jams! That sounds delicious. I'm really impressed by how you seal the lid with the dough!

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  41. Looks great, I would love to try that tomato jam!

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  42. mouthwatering n delicious biryani..

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  43. Wonderful biryani! Love the flavor combos :) That jam sounds pretty amazing too! Thanks for sharing

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  44. Biryaani looks yummy.....i will try with vegetables...i am sure it will be yummy too...

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  45. Biriyani looks so delicious dear. Thanks for trying my recipe. The jam and biriyani are inseparable in my home town and you made them both excellent. Hats off!

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  46. lovely combination! and mouth-watering biriyani!

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  47. yummy biriyani..serving with tomato jam is new to me..

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  48. What a mouth watering Biryani dish... and that tomato jam is shining with such brilliance. I would love to have a spoonful?

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  49. Tomato jam with Biryani immediately reminds me of weddings in our family. A traditional combo!! Oh, you've made me crave for Biryani now!! :)

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  50. Wow.. Biriyani looks delicious n the tomato jam looks divine too..

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  51. The tomato jam looks gorgeous and the biryani is made like a pro!

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  52. the dough around the lid cover is authentic baryani gam :) congrats on your passion my dear :) love the baryani! it's a fave all round here.

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  53. Dish looks absolutely amazing, fantastic job:)
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  54. Tomato jam with biryani is really a nice idea! The recipe looks great!! I am coming for dinner.

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  55. Your post caught my eye , I have a roving eye for biryanis, this looks delicious, love that tomato jam

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  56. Your nasi briyani looks so appealing. Yes we get to have this at most Muslim weddings.

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  57. Amazing meal! That tomato jam looks really wonderful :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  58. Yum! Don't know if we can make for the color palette rainbow but will try. Trying to catch up on all the blogging I didn't do all summer :)

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  59. Davvero etnica questa ricettina..chissà che delizia!!!;-))
    Buon week end*

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  60. Wow... very appetising. I always cook my briyani in rice cooker, as I am afraid that I might ended up with a burnt briyani instead :D

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  61. How unusual! I never knew about this combination.

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  62. wow..this looks so tempting and delicious...loved it..:)

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  63. The biryani looks great.. and the tomato jam even more fabulous!

    Thanks for dropping by!
    Richa @ http://hobbyandmore.blogspot.com/

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  64. Thanks for lovely entry!..picture looks awesome..

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