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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Tomato Side Dish Curry for Biriyani (Restaurant style )

Biriyani in itself doesn't require any other accompaniment because of the tremendous flavors & spices in it,but at times a flavorful raitha or chutney serves best.But long before,When we were at Hyderabad,I remember the restaurants serving a spicy tomato gravy along with biriyani there.And finally when I saw this recipe here,I prepared the same.The dish can't be called a true copy of the restaurant version but almost the same.This is good delicious spicy gravy made with coconut paste and a touch of coconut milk too.We devoured it with our favorite Chicken Biryani.Check this out!!


Ingredients
tomatoes 2-3 medium sized
onion 1 large thinly sliced
green chilli paste 1/2tsp
ginger-garlic paste 1tsp
whole spices(cloves 3-4,cinnamon 1",cardamom 1)
red chilly powder 1/2 tsp(refer notes)
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
coriander powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/3 tsp
cumin powder a pinch
coconut milk thick 2-3tbsp
oil 2tsp
coriander leaves (garnish)
To dry roast & grind
coconut shredded 3 tbsp
khus khus 1tsp
cashew nut 2-3


Method
-Dry roast the coconut,khus khus,cashew nuts for 3 minutes and then grind to a smooth paste.
-Heat oil in a pan.Add the whole spices for a minute and then add onion.Saute onion till translucent and lightly browned.
-Add the ginger garlic& chili paste,saute till rawsmell disppears.Add the curry leaves and dry spice powders except garam masala.Toss it well.
-Add the tomatoes and cook till mashed.Add the ground paste and cook for 5 mins until the spices have combined.
-Add 2 cups of water,adjust salt and bring to boil.Cover and cook till the gravy thickens and tomatoes are mashed.
-Add the thick coconut milk on low flame and add garm masala.Garnish with coriander leaves.
-Remove from heat and serve with biriyani.


Servings ~ 2-3 adults

NOTES
* I have added only 1/2 tsp of chilly powder as the biriyani itself was very spicy.You can add upto 1tsp of chilly powder as per the original recipe.
* You can serve this with mango rice, paneer -mushrom pulao, vegetable biriyani,Fish biriyani, Minty Jeera rice or even rotis too.



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39 comments:

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious curry I will try to make this weekend.

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks inviting, very delicious and healthy curry.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looking delicious.....great combo for briyani :)

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy gravy! Looks creamy and delicious!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum side for briyani.

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...curry sounds very delicious, i am so much tempted on seeing the biryani(chicken rt?!) booth looks too tempting dear!!

Cookwell said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks superb. Will try for sure sometime.

bhavna said... Best Blogger Tips

wow it looks so perfect and yummy side dish...

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

thats a good recipe... love anything hyderabadi with Biriyani

deep krishna said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this curry...never tried this esp with Biriyani..
Thanks 4 sharing this mouth watering dsh

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that would taste great with biryani

Chandrani said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...tomato curry looks creamy and yummy.

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Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy...Have tasted this before but never tried...very easy n delicious one..

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Tomato salan as they call it! Lovely accompaniment.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

How flavourful this side dish na.

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww!! Sounds great.. Looks yummy..
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Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

ee curry ishtappettu..........adipoli julie

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

I bet this must taste yum biryani. Flavorful kurma

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one.thanks for sharing..

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. simply awesome..

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful and tempting recipe!!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

never made this gravy along with biriyani....bookmarked...looks delicious

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice side dish for biriyani...have tasted it once in a restaurant...

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

I'll try this for jeera rice.. bookmarked !!

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love anything with tomatoes..this is no exception..very healthy.

Quay Po Cooks said... Best Blogger Tips

Serve me this anytime. I will eat two big bowls!

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Biriyani curry look delicious

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

bookmarked...i am too gonna try dis for biriyani

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very yummy.

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Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

adipoli curry..this biriyani side dish is new to me..looks yummy !

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and nice side dish..
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy tempting curry...

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum....I also like a little something with my biriyani, just to help it along....by the way saw your guest post in Nupur's blog....it was very nice :-)

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very different side dish for biriyani..looks nice.will try it.

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks inviting and delicious..
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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried curry with biryani... but I think I'll love this with appam too.. very inviting

Sha Jabi said... Best Blogger Tips

nice recipe julie

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be a great side dish for steamed rice as well. Must try :)

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..that's one interesting and tempting side dish....