Pressure cooker Biriyani

 Making briyani is not much a difficult task; especially when it is in pressure cooker. Here is the easy and quick recipe of chicken biriyani in pressure cooker.
  1. Chicken-1/2 kg
  2. Oil+ghee- ¼cup (or less)
  3. Whole garam masala pieces-few
  4. Onion thinly sliced-3
  5. Tomato thinly sliced-2
  6. Ginger, garlic paste- 1 1/2 tbsp
  7. Green chilly slit- 2 nos
  8. Curd-2tbsp
  9. Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  10. Chilly powder-1tsp
  11. Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  12. Pepper powder-1tsp
  13. Garam masala-1tbsp
  14. Carrot chopped-2tbsp
  15. Mint leaves chopped-one handful
  16. Coriander leaves-one handful
  17. Lemon juice-1tbsp
  18. Salt-to taste
  19. Oil-2tbsp
  20. Basmati rice -2cup
  21. Boiling water-3 ¾ cup
  22. Salt-to taste
  •  Soak the rice in water for just 10 minutes.
  • In the pressure cooker  heat of oil and add whole garam masala pieces.
  • Add onion in to it and sauté until golden brown in color.
  • Add ginger, garlic paste and green chilly in to it.
  • When the raw smell goes off; add all the powders one by one mixing well after each addition.
  • Add chopped tomatoes in to it.
  • When the tomatoes are sauted and mashed well add chicken pieces, coriander leaves, mint leaves and salt.
  • Add curd in to it and mix well.
  • Cover the lid  (not with whistle )and cook about 15 minutes (or until the chicken gets cooked by its half) in a low-medium flame (open the lid often and stir the chicken often).
  • After that add drained rice along with 3 ¾ cup of boiling water, chopped carrots, lemon juice and enough salt in to the chicken masala.
  • Mix well, cover the lid of pressure cooker and cooks on medium-high flame for just one whistle (switch off the flame quickly when the whistle comes).
  • Open the lid only after the pressure releases completely by itself.
  • Give a nice mix and serve it hot along with raitha and pickle.
Pressure cooker Biriyani Pressure cooker Biriyani Reviewed by fejnaem on 20:46 Rating: 5

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