Instant Biriyani


Instant Biriyani

Chicken biriyani within minutes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Keep the rice soaked in water, until it is ready to be added to the pressure cooker.
  • Heat oil or butter or ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Saute ginger and garlic.
  • Add onion and saute well.
  • When onion turns golden, add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon(whole or powder) and saute.
  • Add tomato and green chillies and saute.
  • Add curd or lemon juice to this paste and mix well.
  • Add salt.
  • Add chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and cook the chicken for 15 mins on medium-high heat, mixing in between.
  • :- 15 mins is enough for boneless chicken. Chicken with bone might need more time. I am assuming that chicken is half cooked by doing this, allowing the rest of the cooking to happen with the rice under pressure.
  • Drain the rice and keep it aside, while chicken is getting cooked.
  • After 15 mins., add mint leaves, coriander leaves, cashew nuts, drained rice, rose essence and mix well.
  • Add 3 cups of water and mix well again.
  • :- For 1 cup of rice, add 1 1/2 cups of water. :- Check the level of salt and add, if reqd.
  • Cover the pressure cooker with its lid.
  • Put the pressure regulator weight on the lid.
  • Pressure cook upto 1 whistle.
  • :- If you are using an electric stove, remove the cooker from the stove`s electric plate to a cool plate/place. Otherwise, rice will be overcooked.
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Response (3)
  1. P
    Priya Sasikumar June 3, 2005

    Okay, Not so good but there is some differnce, overall a change .

  2. s
    smitha praveen February 5, 2006

    its a good recipe

  3. a
    annie January 29, 2010

    it turned very good ..I just prepared it within 45 min…and it was nice taste too ..thanks

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