Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker
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
- 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
- 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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