Instant Biriyani

Chicken biriyani within minutes

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Instant Biriyani

Chicken biriyani within minutes

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Rice

By Shyla Rajeev

Published On: 29 Apr 2005

Rating: 3
7 Votes, 3 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Keep the rice soaked in water, until it is ready to be added to the pressure cooker.

Step 2

Heat oil or butter or ghee in a pressure cooker.

Step 3

Saute ginger and garlic.

Step 4

Add onion and saute well.

Step 5

When onion turns golden, add chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon(whole or powder) and saute.

Step 6

Add tomato and green chillies and saute.

Step 7

Add curd or lemon juice to this paste and mix well.

Step 8

Add salt.

Step 9

Add chicken pieces and mix well.

Step 10

Cover the pressure cooker with a lid and cook the chicken for 15 mins on medium-high heat, mixing in between.

Step 11

:- 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.

Step 12

Drain the rice and keep it aside, while chicken is getting cooked.

Step 13

After 15 mins., add mint leaves, coriander leaves, cashew nuts, drained rice, rose essence and mix well.

Step 14

Add 3 cups of water and mix well again.

Step 15

:- For 1 cup of rice, add 1 1/2 cups of water.
:- Check the level of salt and add, if reqd.

Step 16

Cover the pressure cooker with its lid.

Step 17

Put the pressure regulator weight on the lid.

Step 18

Pressure cook upto 1 whistle.

Step 19

:- 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.


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

smitha praveen

its a good recipe

Priya Sasikumar

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

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