Saturday, May 28, 2016

Easy Pressure cooker chicken biriyani

Recipe here.


Basmathi rice -2 1/2 cups
Chicken- 800 gm
Onion chopped- 3 cups
Green chilli- 4- 6 nos
Garlic paste- 11/2 tbsp
Ginger paste- 1 tbsp
Tomato chopped- 2 nos
Coriander leaves, chopped- 4 tbsp
Mint leaves, chopped - 3 tbsp
Lemon - 2 tsp

Rose water- 1 tsp
Cinnamon pieces- 3 inch pieces
Cardamon- 5-6 nos
Cloves- 5-6 nos
Bay leves- 2 no
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Cashew nuts- 50 gm
Raisens- 50 gm
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Oil- 3 tbsp
Water - 3 1/2 cup

Onion sliced - 3 cups
Ginger garlic paste

Marinate chicken

Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Ginger paste- 1 tsp
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Mint leaves chopped-1/4 cup
Coriander leaves chopped-1/4 cup
Lime juice- 2 tsp
Salt as needed


Soak basmati rice in water for 10 minutes. Drain and allow it to dry. 

Marinate chicken with lemon juice, ginger paste,garlic paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder,garam masala powder , coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt . Mix well and keep it for at least 1/2 an hour.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Deep fry cashew nuts and raisins.  In the remaining oil, add half portion of onion and fry  until golden brown. Keep a side for garnishing.

In the remaining oil, add cinnamon pieces, cardamom, cloves , bay leaves and fennel seeds. Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. saute well. Add remaining onion and saute well. when onion turns translucent, add tomato and cook till is all  mashed  . Now  add marinated chicken to it and mix well. Pour 3 1/2 cup of  boiling water to the chicken masala, adjust salt and allow  it to boil.

Transfer drained rice to the boiling chicken masala . Add coriander leaves, mint leaves half portions of fried onion, lemon juice rose water and ghee. Cover the lid and allow it to cook for 2 whistles. When the pressure is released, open the lid, Flip it to a large serving tray.

Mix the rice gently, sprinkle on top remaining fried cashew nuts, raisins and onions.

 Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with pickle, raita , pappad etc.


  1. Super recipe,biroyani looks so tempting

  2. It looks delicious!

  3. Looks so delicious. And I am feeling hungry now!

  4. That's a really LONG list of ingredients! The rice turned out so tempting and delicious.

  5. Wow! Bet you had a great time feasting! Have an awesome week, dear! xoxo



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