Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker | How to make Chicken Briyani in Pressure Cooker

Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker Recipe is an easy to make biryani that gets done quickly as you use a pressure cooker and is a typical one pot meal you can make for a lazy Weekend.

For the final week of BM#50, I decided to take up Bookmarked Recipes. Today’s special is a Chicken Biryani that was our weekend special. We had this served with Chicken Pulusu. the biryani came out so delicious that I wanted to share it right away.

While I normally never take Bookmarked theme, I decide to do because I felt this recipe was really worth doing it for this. As many of you have, I too have a long list of bookmarked recipes, apart from my files and cookbooks. My Cooking with Cookbook Challenge is almost full of what I have noted down in my dairy and Amma’s. Both our dairies are quite fat and no where signs of us covering the whole book seem possible.

Then comes the new additions being added because of the never ending TV Cookery Shows. I haven’t actually watched one in a long time. Those were the Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khanna Khazana days. Nearly some two decades back. I hardly find time nor the apt showtime for me to watch these cookery shows. Invariably I get to hear from both Athamma and Amma if there was something interesting, shown during the day.Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker
Most times either asked to make or the dish would have been made when I get back home. There was this one dish where the chef made a noodle and a biryani in the same breath and plated it together. Somehow it caught both their attention and this was the lone recipe that I got to hear twice within few minutes of reaching home. Athamma even went to the extension of saying that she wanted to even make it, as things needed were handy.

Anyway that’s the power of TV shows right now and while I don’t dispute that, I still take pleasure in cooking from our old dairies and paper clips.

Today’s Chicken Biryani is a take from Amma’s dairy, reworked and developed by her as she cooked.
Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker

Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

For the Marinade

1/2 kg Chicken
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 cup Curds /Yogurt
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Whole Garam Masala

2 nos Bay Leaf
2 Cloves
1 inch Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Caraway / Shahjeera
2 nos Cardamon
2 small Black Stone Flower /Dagad Phool/Rathi povvu
1 no Star Anise

For the Chicken Biryani

2.5 cup Basmati Rice
50 gms Butter
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 big Onion Julienne
3 nos Green Chillis
5 cups Water
Handful Mint Leaves
Handful Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

How to make the Biryani

For the Marinade

Wash and clean the chicken. Drain on a colander and once the water is completely drained, take it in a bowl and mix with rest of the ingredients and let it marinade for 1 hour.

For the Rice
Wash the rice and soak with water for 15 to 20 Minutes.
Heat a pressure cooker with butter and oil. Add all the whole spices, saute for a couple of minutes.
Add onion julienne, saute well. Once the onion colour changes, add ginger garlic paste, saute well for 2 mins.
Now add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and saute for few mins.
Next, add the chicken marinade and cook till moisture leaves. This takes about 10 mins on low flame.
Fry till oil comes out. Now add water, bring to boil, add salt.
When the water starts rolling boil, add the drained rice to the pressure cooker.
Mix well and cover with lid. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off.
When pressure falls down, remove the lid and fluff the rice.
Serve with Chicken Pulusu and Onion Raitha.

How to make Chicken Briyani in Pressure Cooker
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Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker Recipe
Chicken Biryani in Pressure Cooker Recipe is an easy to make biryani that gets done quickly as you use a pressure cooker and is a typical one pot meal you can make for a lazy Weekend.
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Rating: 5
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By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Weekend Special
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 1 marination
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Marinade
Whole Garam Masala
For the Chicken Biryani
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Occasion Weekend Special
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 1 marination
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Marinade
Whole Garam Masala
For the Chicken Biryani
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
For the Marinade the Biryani
  1. Wash and clean the chicken. Drain on a colander and once the water is completely drained, take it in a bowl and mix with rest of the ingredients and let it marinade for 1 hour.
For the Biryani
  1. Wash the rice and soak with water for 15 to 20 Minutes.
  2. Heat a pressure cooker with butter and oil. Add all the whole spices, saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add onion julienne, saute well. Once the onion colour changes, add ginger garlic paste, saute well for 2 mins.
  4. Now add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and saute for few mins.
  5. Next, add the chicken marinade and cook till moisture leaves. This takes about 10 mins on low flame.
  6. Fry till oil comes out. Now add water, bring to boil, add salt.
  7. When the water starts rolling boil, add the drained rice to the pressure cooker.
  8. Mix well and cover with lid. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off.
  9. When pressure falls down, remove the lid and fluff the rice.
Recipe Notes

Serve with Chicken Pulusu and Onion Raitha.

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9 comments

  1. Being a stay-at-home mom, right now I make sure that I watch the Telugu cooking shows every day. So I have quite a few bookmarked from these shows along with my cookbooks, food magazines and the clippings from way back when 🙂
    Chicken biryani sounds flavorful.

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