Pressure Cooker Chicken Biriyani


1/2 kg chicken, cut into pieces
2 cups basmati rice/ kaima rice
3 big onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
5 green chillies, crushed
1- 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
lemon juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
3-4 tbsp ghee
2 cinnamon
2 cardamom
2 cloves
3 cups of boiling water
salt to taste


  1. Wash the rice, drain it and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add sliced onions and saute well till transparent.
  3. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and crushed green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and saute well till soft.
  5. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
  6. Then add cleaned chicken and mix well for 2 minutes.
  7. Add drained rice, hot water, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and salt and mix well.
  8. Close the pressure cooker with its lid and cook for 1 whistle, switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  9. Open the lid and gently fluff the biriyani using a fork and transfer to a serving bowl… Serve with raita, pickle and pappadum…



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