Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Pressure Cooker Biryani

Jayanthy Kumaran | 13:21 |
Pressure Cooker Biryani:

Pressure Cooker Biryani is a delicious biryani, which is easy to make and is very tasty. Often this is reserved for special occasions such as festivals, parties or holidays. Most of us think , it involves a lengthy process, but once you have all the ingredients, preparing it is very simple. Care has to be taken while cooking the rice, that the grains are not broken or meshed up. 
Garnish with dry fruits , freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with onion or cucumber raitha.

 Here is the most tasty and yummy Pressure cooker biryani recipe…:)

To Marinate Chicken:

·Chicken                           - 500 g
·Curd                                  - ½ cup
·Turmeric pwd                     - ¼ tsp
·Red chilly pwd                   - 1 tsp
·Salt                                   - 1 tsp

Spices needed:

·Cloves                              - 3
·Cardamom                        - 2
·Cinnamon                          - 2
·Star anise                           - 2
·Bay leaf                             - 1

For Masala Paste

·Ginger                               - 1
·Garlic                                - 5 pods
·Red chilly pwd                 - 1 tsp
·Green chilly                       - 3 or 4
·Mint and coriander leaves

Other Ingredients:

·Basmati rice                      - 3 cup
·Onion                                - 4
·Tomato                               - 3
·Ghee                                 - 2 tbsp
·Oil                                     - 2 tbsp
·Cashew                                - 4 or 5
·Raisins                              - 7 or 8
·Salt to taste


1.     Wash and soak basmati rice for 10 mins in water , drain and reserve.
2.     Marinate chicken with curd, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and salt.
3.     In a deep frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and cooking oil..
4.     Add finely sliced onion and fry on a medium flame, till they turn golden.
5.     Add chopped tomatoes and allow to cook.
6.     Take ginger, garlic, chilly pwd, green chilly, mint and coriander leaves in a blender.
7.     Blend it to smooth paste.
8.     Add this masala paste and sauté for 6 to 8 mins.
9.     Now add marinated chicken pieces, and combine well.
10.  Allow to cook in medium flame for 4 to 5 mins.
11.  Heat ghee in a pressure cooker.
12.  Add cashew and raisins.
13.  Fry to golden and keep aside.
14.  In the same ghee, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and bay leaf.
15.  Wait to splutter.
16.  Now add basmati rice, shallow fry for 4 to 5 mins.
17.  Finally add the curry and chicken prepared in step 10.
18.  Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
19.  Add 5 ½ cups of water.
20.  Cover with lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer the flame for 5 mins.
21.  Once the pressure turns off, gently combine the rice.
22.  Add the golden fried cashew and golden raisins.

23.  Serve hot with cucumber or onion raitha...;)


  1. I have never made biryani in presssure cooker before, this looks so tasty and delicious.

  2. Wow they looks absolutely tempting and colorful.. Who will say no to this.. yummy!!!

  3. really delicious and yummy biryani.. i ike this pressure cooker method very simple and easy i do the same.. but the water rice ratio should be correct

  4. Jay..Hats off to you dear, biriyani looks scrumptious and irresistable, nobody can say no to this..Super super..

    Kairali sisters

  5. Pressure cooker method super...very delicious briyani...

  6. Pressure cooker idea is nice. It will easy and nice one.

  7. Gosh, U made a perfect briyani dear! I don't use pressure cookers, so can't comment much on that. But, ur briyani...mouthwatering! :D

  8. I love it.... !!!!

    May God bless you, dear! :-)

  9. biriyani looks awesome n tasty ..never prepared biriyani ...this version looks interesting ..i will surely try this


  10. thats so perfect.. shall try out soon.. The only challenge wud be to cook the rice, which I always mess up..

  11. Yummm Briyani Jay...I would love to try it out the briyani ..Generally briyani cooked in pressure cooker doesnt come out that beautiful but this one surely does:)

  12. Thanx dear friends..! Love to see you often here...

  13. We love curries and I can see thst there is a great collection right here. Thanks for popping in at I will be your faithful follower from now!

  14. Gosh that both looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight - lots of deliciousness over here I see!

  15. I love pressure cooker briyanis very much, urs turned out super prefect and extremely tempting Jay.

  16. i cook biriyani like you in pressure cooker, it is my family's all time fav recipe, looks so beautiful and mouthwatering

  17. ohhh jay this si simply just divine...i have bookmarked and amsure to try.. i will let u know how it turned out :)...thanks so much for taking ur time and sharing ur thoguhts on mine :) really means a lot to me :)...keep posting more..

  18. Wow....biriyani looks very tempting and yummy.

  19. Thank u for stopping by ! Have a lovely day...:)

  20. Looks really delicious! I have not tried cooking rice in a pressure cooker. Maybe I should try it soon.

  21. mouthwatering & colourful biryani!!

  22. that looks great! Must save you so much time using a pressure cooker!

  23. Hi Jay - thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did! I have a friend from Bangladesh who makes the most amazing food - but doesn't have any recipies (she does it all from memory) - so this is like hitting the jackpot! Kormas & Currys - oh my!

    I can see I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time going through your old posts!

  24. Oh Jay, this looks marvellous! Briyani is one famous dish over here in Asia. Love this flavourful rice! Hope you're having a wonderful day.
    Cheers, Kristy

  25. The biryani looks so delicious... !! You too have a really nice blog and a wonderful collection of recipes.. Loved your version of aloo dum .. will try your recipes for sure..keep in touch :)

  26. Wow...looks yummy, delicious & tempting...wonderful recipe

  27. I wander if I could do the same marinade for tofu instead of Chicken, since I am a you think that it could work?

  28. You outdid yourself again! How do you find to work, cook, and blog?! Where are you located?

  29. Yummm..Mouthwatering here..Looks so good..

  30. pressure cooker method is the easiest and tastes good too..
    nice tempting presentation!

  31. மிகவும் அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...சூப்பர்ப்...

  32. Delicious biriyani, love it..You are such an expert cook, Jay..Wonderful recipe..Bookmarked this recipe..

  33. Wonderful dish! I have to get a pressure cooker one of these days so I can try this:)

  34. Thanx for sharing ur thoughts...!
    I love reading every comment...!
    Hugs n smiles...:)

  35. I was always looking for this recipe..whenever I wanted to make was so complicated..pressure cooker biryani looks yummy and easy..thanks for sharing Jay

  36. it looks absolutely delectable....

  37. my pressure cooker biryani never never turns out well..i wonder why..this looks great

  38. Hey, thanks a bunch for stopping by my place & ur sweet sweet comments..;)

  39. Hy Nirmala,

    Thanx dear for ur inspiring words. I am interested in experimenting new recipes and to delight my kids n hubby. And am happy to share with u all. The credits go to my supportive family, as they keep their tolerance level to wait at dining table, till I finish clicking...hehe...!!!

  40. hey jay, biriyani looks soooo yummy, the picture is too tempting..

  41. First time here. The biryani looks amazing, Jay!

  42. Welcome to my space Vani...Let me know if you try out this dish...!

  43. Hi Dear, Pressure Cooker Briyani looks great, mouthwatering...

    Feel I should taste it now, keep it up, god bless you my dear...

    with LUV, hus

  44. Wow super.....really delicious and yummy biriyani......

  45. Jay, I never cook briyani with pressure cooker. It's great idea! I will try one next time. Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

  46. this is the most awesome blog ever !! i love biryanis and am gonna try every single one of them !!! Thanks


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