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Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani Recipe

Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani with step by step pictures. This is made with Basmathi Rice and whole garam spices
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 383 kcal


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • ½ kg Chicken
  • 2 large thinly sliced Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 slitted Green chilli
  • 3 tblspn Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Pandan Leaves / Brinji Ilai
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • ½ cup Mint leaves
  • 1 cup Thick Unsour Curd / Yogurt
  • 2 tsp or to taste Red chilli powder
  • 1 tblspn Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tblspn Coriander Powder / Malli podi
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi
  • 2 tblspn Cashew
  • 2 tblsp Raisansn
  • 3 tblspn Oil
  • 3 tblspn Ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice as needed
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeerakam
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf
  • 1 small stick Cinnamon / Pattai
  • 5 Cloves / Krambu
  • 5 crushed Cardamom / Yelakai
  • 1 Bay Leaf


  • Wash and Soak the basmati rice for around 30 min,Then drain it and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and ghee, Fry some cashews and raisans in that til golden. Drain them and set aside.
  • Now in the same oil, crackle all the seasoning ingredients and pandan leaves.
  • Add in the onion, green chilli and fry on a low heat till brown.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes, spice powders, coriander leaves and mint leaves. Mix this well.
  • Add in yogurt and give a good mix. Now throw in the chicken pieces and saute it for 10 mins till the chicken is well coated in the masala.
  • Add in the soaked Basmati rice and combine well. Pour in 3 cups of water and season with some salt and mix well
  • Now bring this mixture to a boil and reduce the flame, cover the pressure cooker and cook it for 1 whistle, then simmer the flame and cook for 15 mins. Now turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.
  • Once cooked, open the pressure cooker and fluff it with a fork. You can squeeze some lemon juice at this point and mix well.
  • Garnish with Fried Cashew and Raisans and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  • Serve it with Onion and Tomato Raita.


Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.05g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 572IU11%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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