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chicken biryani in pressure cooker

Easy chicken biryani in pressure cooker Recipe

Delicious and super easy to make chicken biryani recipe in pressure cooker step by step.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hyderabadi, Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 600 kcal


  • Pressure cooker


  • 500 grams Chicken
  • 500 grams Rice
  • 4 tbsp Oil / ghee
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 inch Raw coconut piece
  • 1 tsp Poppy seeds
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Anise flower 
  • 1 tsp Shah jeera
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 Sliced onion medium-sized
  • 2 Tomatoes (medium)  Finely chopped
  • 3 Slit Green chillies
  • 3 Carrots Cubed
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves Finely chopped


  • Wash the chicken thoroughly. Marinate the chicken for 1 hour by adding salt, turmeric, and red chilli powder.
  • Soak the rice for an hour.
  • In the meanwhile, soak the poppy seeds in some water for 15 min.
  • Grind these poppy seeds along with coconut and other spices to a fine paste.
  • In a pressure cooker (preferably 5 lt capacity), heat oil. Once the oil is hot, add onions and green chilies. Fry till transparent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw flavor is gone.
  • Then add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • To this, add the paste that we made out of spices and sauté.
  • Add the carrots and the mint leaves also.
  • Now, add the marinated chicken. Cook for 10 min while stirring intermittently.
  • Cook till the gravy oozes out oil.
  • Add water and boil. Take 1 ½ cup of water for 1 cup of rice.
  • Add salt as per your taste and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water starts boiling, add the rice.
  • Let the rice and water boil together before closing the lid of the cooker.
  • Check and adjust the seasoning.
  • Close the lid.
  • Cook for 2 whistles and turn off the flame. Let the cooker stay on the same burner till it cools down.
  • Slowly mix the contents of a cooker and transfer to a serving bowl before serving.


* This is not dum biryani and the taste of this biryani is completely different from the hyderabadi dum biryani.
** Quick chicken biryani can be cooked in the same procedure without cooker also.
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