Ingredients (Serves 3)
1. Biriyani / basmati rice – 1.5 cup, washed and drained (I used Costco basmati rice)
2. Chicken – 1/2 kg, cut into small pieces (You can use 6 chicken drumsticks instead. You can halve them or leave them whole)
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Yoghurt – 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – To taste
3. Oil – 2 tbsp
4. Cashews – 2 tbsp
5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 small, thinly sliced
Green chilly – 1, slit
6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
7. Tomato – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
8. Cilantro – 1/2 cup, chopped
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup, chopped
9. Salt – To taste
10. Water – 2 1/4 cup (Boil water adding enough salt)
11. Ghee – 1 tsp
1. Marinate the chicken pieces with ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for 30 mts.
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker at medium heat. Fry cashews until golden. Next add ginger-garlic paste, sliced onion and little salt. Saute until onion starts to change color. Add ingredients numbered 6 and saute until their raw smell is gone. Next add chopped tomato and saute until mushy. Add chicken pieces and cook for 5 – 6 minutes stirring occasionally. Next add washed and drained rice, chopped cilantro and mint leaves. Mix well.
3. Add 2 1/4 cup hot water( in which enough salt is added) and 1 tsp ghee. Mix well.
4. Close the pressure cooker with its lid and cook for 1 whistle over medium-high flame. Open after 10 minutes. Fluff the prepared biriyani gently using a fork and gently transfer to a serving bowl. You can top it with fried onions, raisins and more cashews. Serve immediately with raita, pickle and pappad.
If you are using 6 chicken drumsticks instead – make slits on the thicker parts of the flesh and then marinate with the ingredients numbered 2 (and you can also shallow fry them in 2 tbsp oil until browned on both sides.)
can you tell exact measure of 1 cup rice / water in kg / ml
For 1 cup rice (around 200 gm), use 1.5 cup (355 ml) water..
Oh, I’m gonna try your recipe. This looks so good!
Thank you for posting this.
i have earlier tried pressure cooker biriyani and it came out as “lehyam”…but your recipie and technique looks promising.i’m gonna try this and let u know:ok?
Sure..Do let me know if you have any questions. Hope you’ll like it..
ok.i was bit busy last several weeks.just now i have completed cooking pressure cooker biriyani.mine is 3 ltr cooker and from my experience basmati rice needs 3 whistles to cook properly. so,i have gone against your recommendations.as i have already mentioned earlier my previous PCB was a disaster…this time everything was military precision.i will let u know after sometime .if it is a disaster all credits to u….if it is a success all credits to me:P
ok.i have opened the cooker.meh!i shouldnt have gone gone three whistles….2 whistles would have been ideal..tastes wonderful.the rice is intact.thanx a bunch!all credits to u:)
yum!yum!i just had a big plate of it .rest has gone to the fridge.tomorrow would nuke’em and eat ’em!
i liked how you engineered the dish.no fragrant spices and one tsp of ghee.its very subtle.the amount of spices recommended is perfect.it was a perfect king size meal and all that eating is making me sleepy. call it sixth sense or whatever the moment i saw the picture and recipie i knew this would turn out to be good.hats off sista!
I have a doubt for 1.5 cup rice,2 1/4 cup water is sufficient? because in the time of preparing fried rice for 1 cup rice am taking 2 cup water its coming perfect. is this same thing need for biriyani? please reply am a fresher in cooking
Sorry for the delay in replying. You can use 2 cups of water for 1 cup rice. The amount of water depends on the variety of rice we are using.
I tried your recipe its comes very well.It was very tasty my hubby likes it a lott….Thank you soo much
Thanks a lot for your feedback, Aathira 🙂 Great to know that it came out well..
Nice Recipe maya chechy. its very easy for me.
I have a doubt….. Should i cook it in low flame or high flame?
Cook it at medium or medium-high flame
good..my husband luved it…delicious..m
Thanks for your feedback, chithira 🙂
Dear Maya, I tried the pressure cooker biriyani and it came out amazing. Don’t have words to thank you. Just a query, when you say 1 tsp, is it a heaped tsp?
no,just full of it
Hai Maya, I tried your recipe and it came nicely.. Thank you so much..
Can i use jeerakashala rice instead of basmati??
Okay..what about the rice to water ratio?TIA
For 1 cup jeerakashala rice, use around 1.5 or 1.75 cup of water..
Soak jeerakashala rice for at least 20 mts before using
Thank you so much mayachechi..much appreciated..and i love the instagram page..congratulations on the 10k following!
Thanks dear! 🙂
1 whistle on medium to high flame or low flame?