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Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South IndianThis is my go to recipe for killer biryani!! Making flavourful Biryani can’t get easier than this, it can be made in a moments notice. This biryani is one of the tried and tested recipe for so many years. So friends, here is my version of Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe that features tasty flavourful rice with perfectly cooked succulent chicken pieces. Since the chicken pieces and rice are going to cooked in the same vessel, this is a typical One-pot-Biryani recipe.

The love Indians feel for their chicken biriyani is one that cannot easily be rivalled. It’s easily the most amazing dish in the entire world. Regardless of whether you have tried or not tried in your life, eating biryani is the one thing you HAVE to do. It’s a complete meal in itself  with robust flavours of various spices that appeals to every age and palate. However, it is not a dish that one can usually make without putting quite a bit of effort into it. This recipe for chicken biryani uses the pressure cooker to make it a lot easier and faster to cook.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

It’s very easy for bachelors or even novice cooks to make this chicken biryani. Two major things to keep in mind are the amount of water and the time you cook the biryani. Watch the amount of water you add at the end. Turn off the heat after 10-12 minutes whether or not you hear the whistle. Follow these steps and you won’t go wrong in making Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe. The rice turns out beautifully long and perfectly cooked and the chicken is juicy.

Please don’t get intimidated by the long list of ingredients, most of the spices used in a small quantities. As far as the list of ingredients goes, please try not to skip any as each spice, contributes to the overall flavour. So, why are you waiting….go ahead and give it a shot!!

Off to Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe!!

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

 

Step-by-Step process for Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe:

  • Clean chicken and cut into medium sized pieces.
  • Marinate chicken with yoghurt, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, mint leaves, finely chopped Coriander & salt.
  • Rub the ingredients well to coat the chicken and set aside for a minimum of 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 

NOTE:

If you have enough time to marinate longer, it’s even better. The chicken cooks faster and will soak up all the spices well.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

  • Wash rice and soak in water for about 20 minutes.
  • Chop all the required ingredients and keep them ready.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat and add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, kalpasi flowers, kapok buds & cardamom. Fry for a few seconds till you can smell the aroma of spices.
  • Now add onions, green chilies and sauté for 2 minutes till they are translucent.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

  • Now add in chopped tomatoes and stir for a minute till they are soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell goes away.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

  • Then add in the marinated chicken, stir and cook for 5 to 8 minutes till the chicken is half done.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

  • Add required water, adjust salt, add a teaspoon of lemon juice and close the lid of the pressure cooker and place the weight.
  • Simmer after one whistle and turn off the heat after 3 to 4 minutes.

NOTE:

Adding a few squeezes of lemon juice to the cooking water ensures that the rice grains do not stick to each other and you’ll end up with clump-less rice that’s still fluffy.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

A Quick Summary:

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe
 
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Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe- Here chicken pieces and rice are cooked together along with spices in the same pot.
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Recipe type: Main / Rice dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • Marinate:
  • ½ kg Chicken (with bones), clean and cut into medium pieces
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ cup Mint leaves, tightly packed
  • ½ cup Coriander, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 2 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Few Kalpasi flowers
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 Kapok buds
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 6 to 8 green chillies, slit
  • 1 Large tomato, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Cups Rice soak in water for 20 minutes and drain
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3-3½ cups water
  • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. Marinate chicken with ingredients under the section “Marinate” and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in pressure cooker over medium heat and add all the dry spices. Fry for a few seconds.
  3. Now add onions, green chillies and sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato, ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  5. Then add marinated chicken, stir and cook for 5 to 8 minutes till half done.
  6. Now add the drained rice, garam masala powder, required water, salt and stir for a min.
  7. Close the lid and place the weight.
  8. Simmer after one whistle and turn off the heat after 3 to 4 minutes.
  9. Open the lid after the pressure subsides and serve with raita.

 

My Notes:

  1. Spice levels can be adjusted with green chilies.
  2. Refer to previous posts on ginger garlic paste and garam masala powder.
  3. Instead of using only oil, you can also combine and use 1inch cube butter and 1 Tablespoon oil.
  4. If you want the biryani to be on the softer side, you can use 1:2 ratio of rice to water respectively. Before adding water, also consider the liquid (gravy) formed while cooking the marinated chicken.
  5. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can also cook in a rice cooker or a pot.
  6. Vegetarians can prepare vegetable biryani using 1.5 cups of mixed veggies instead of chicken. Then rest of the process remains the same.

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Chicken Biryani Pressure Cooker Recipe South Indian

Check out other biryani and pulao recipes or one pot meals for blog:

  1. Vegetable Pulao
  2. Coconut milk rice
  3. Vegetable masala kichdi
  4. Chicken Dum Biryani

Many more to come!!…..STAY TUNED!!

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Cheers!!

Padma.

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