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Pressure cooker chicken biryani

Priyadharshini Selvam
15 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Pressure cooker chicken biryani RECIPE

Residing country: Malaysia. Easy pressure cooker chicken biryani

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Pressure Cook
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. First Paste
  2. 10 cloves garlic
  3. 10 shallots (small onions)
  4. 2 inch piece ginger
  5. Second Paste
  6. 3 green chillies
  7. 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  8. 2 inch piece cinnamon
  9. 1 cardamom
  10. 1 clove
  11. Other Ingredients
  12. 500 grams chicken
  13. 1.5 cups Basmati rice
  14. 8 stalks mint leaves, chopped
  15. 6 sprigs coriander leaves,chopped
  16. 1.5 cups coconut Milk
  17. 2 tablespoon oil
  18. 2 onions
  19. 3 green chillies
  20. 2 tomatoes
  21. 2 teaspoon salt
  22. 1.5 cups water i
  23. Juice of one lime


  1. Gently wash the basmati rice in running water and let the rice soak in the water. Set Aside.
  2. First Paste: Grind ginger, garlic and shallots to a smooth paste adding 1/4 cup of water
  3. Second Paste: Grind Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Fennel Seeds and Green Chillies to a smooth paste adding 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add in the sliced onions and green chillies. Fry well till the onions are soft. Add in the first paste and fry for a couple of minutes
  5. Add in the second paste and fry till the mixture is dry and streaks of oil appear on top.
  6. Add in the chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves and chopped mint leaves. Fry for a couple of minutes. Add in the cleaned chicken pieces and the salt. Let the chicken cook on low flame for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Add in the coconut milk and water. Add in the lemon juice. Let the liquid come to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, drain the rice and add it to the pan
  8. Close the pan and cook on medium flame for first whistle and on low flame for the next whistle (about 3-4 minutes). After the two whistles, switch off the flame and wait for pressure in the cooker to release naturally. Open the pan and fluff up the rice gently. Serve hot.

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Payal Singh
Payal Singh   May-29-2018

Nice one.

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