Rajma Tomato Biryani | How to make Rajma Biryani in Pan

>>  Saturday, June 18, 2016

For the second day of Holiday Dishes, I have a biryani that I cooked on a weekend during my kids vacation. Kids love biryanis and if the vegetarian version tastes like a chicken they like it better. I wanted to make with this Rajma as I love lentils in rice combination. We are very fond of Channa Pulao.

The meal was a simple yet so delicious. It surely is a treat to cook during weekends or vacations. I have some chocolate dishes done during the vacation. I have ignored them to have a variety here. 

Rajma Tomato Biryani

Ingredients Needed:

Rajma - 1 cup
Rice - 2 cups

For the Ground Masala

Cloves - 2 nos
Cinnamon - 2"
Cardamon - 1 
Onions - 1 big
Tomato - 2 big

For the Masala

Bay Leaf - 1 big
Onion, julienne - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies - 2 nos
Red Chili - 1 tsp
Coriander powder  - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves handful
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp

How to make the Rice in Pan

Wash and soak the rice in water for around 20 mins.

Soak the Rajma in plenty of water overnight. Change waters couple of times and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles or till it is softly cooked. Retain along with water aside.

In a mixer, take the spices, onions, and tomatoes and grind to a smooth paste.

Next in a nonstick pan, heat oil and saute the bay leaf along with onions. When the onions turn colour, add the ginger garlic paste, saute well. 

Then add the ground masala and cook on high for the masala to get cooked well.

Now add all the spice powders and combine everything well. When the masala is well cooked, add the boiled rajma. Simmer till the masala is well coated around the rajma.

Next, drain the rice and add to the pan. If using basmati rice, add 3 cups water else 4 cups water. Combine on high and add water and bring to boil.

Cover with lid and simmer when the water starts to boil. Cook for 15 to 20 mins.

If required place this pan on a Tawa and cook for 5 mins.

Serve with raitha.

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Ruchi Indu June 18, 2016 at 12:54 PM  

nice way to include rajma in diet...

vaishali sabnani June 18, 2016 at 1:50 PM  

Raajma chawal is my weakness, but have never tried Raajma Biryani..should make it soon.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan June 20, 2016 at 11:35 AM  

addition of legumes always great. Great biriyani.

Kalyani June 21, 2016 at 6:02 PM  

protein filled biryani ! great choice :)

Nalini's Kitchen June 23, 2016 at 2:50 AM  

Healthy and protein packed,flavorful biriyani.

Smruti Shah June 23, 2016 at 7:35 AM  

Such a simple way to make a delightful biryani recipe!

Archana Potdar June 28, 2016 at 8:56 PM  

I have made biryani with chole never with rajma maybe because I dont enjoy it much. But your biryani is changing my mind.

Pavani N June 29, 2016 at 7:23 AM  

Such a healthy & nutritious dish Valli. I love the addition of Rajma here.

Priya Suresh July 1, 2016 at 1:37 AM  

Such a beautiful one pot meal, my favourite and i love this briyani very much.

Sapana Behl August 31, 2016 at 7:11 PM  

I love rice based dishes and this one is just perfect for me.

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