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Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Course: Main

Cuisine: Indian

 Prep Time: 60 minutes

 Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

 Total Time: 85-90 minutes

 Servings 3-4 people




  • ½ kg chicken
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 ¼ tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ to 1 tsp. red chili powder 
  • ½ to 1 tbsp biryani masala powder 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice 

Dry spices to Temper

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 4 to 6 cloves or lavang
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 chakri phool
  • ¾ tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 strand mace

Other ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp. ghee or Oil
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup mint
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 4 tbsps curd
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. red chili powder 
  • 1 tsp biryani masala powder 
  • ¼ tsp Salt to add to chicken
  • 3 cups water or coconut milk 
  • ¾ tsp salt to sprinkle in water
  • 2 tbsps fried onions

How To


  • First of all, take a mixing bowl, and add the chicken in it. Then add curd in it.
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  • After that add ginger garlic paste, biryani powder, salt, turmeric and red chili in it.

  • Mix everything properly and marinate the chicken. Keep aside for approximately 50-60 minutes. You can also keep it in fridge overnight for more taste.
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  • Now take a large bowl and add rice in it and then wash it twice. Keep them in water for about 30 minutes and then drain them.
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  • Now take a pressure cooker and start by adding ghee or oil in it. Then start heating it on low flame.
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  • Add spices in the pressure cooker and sauté them for a minute or two.

  • Then add onions to this mix. Sauté them until they turn brown.

  • Now add the marinated chicken in it and sauté on medium flame for about 5-6 minutes.

  • Now lower the flame and cover the pressure cooker until it is cooked.

  • Now check after 25-35 minutes, if the chicken is soft and dry.

  • Now check the salt and add accordingly. Now add 4 tbs curd in it. Then add chili powder, green chili, biryani powder and mint.

  • Now mix everything thoroughly.

  • Now take the rice and spread on the chicken in the pressure cooker. Then add either 3 small cups of water or coconut milk in it, also add some salt in it now.

  • Now taste the water, it should be a little salty, then add 2 small cups of water to it.

  • Now add some pudina and fried onions in it.

  • Now taste and add salt if needed.

  • Now cover the cooker and cook till 1 whistle on medium flame.

  • Now, open the pressure cooker, you will see that your biryani is ready to be served.

  • Biryani can either served with a biryani curry or with just green chutney and some onions or it can also be served with vegetable yogurt.
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1 comment

i love this very easy recipe i have made it many times.

Naina gupta

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