Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easy Chicken Biryani ( Pressure Cooker Method )

Easy Chicken Biryani ( Pressure Cooker Method )


Chicken Pieces - 250 gms ( Cleaned and chopped )
Ghee / Oil - 50 gms
Onion - 150 gms
Mint leaves - a handful,Chopped
Coriander leaves - A handful,Chopped
Cinnamon Stick- 1
Cloves-  4
Black cardamon - 1 nos
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 nos slit
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Curd- 1/4  cup
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 60 gm
Ginger Garlic paste - 50 gms
Basmathi rice - 250 gm
Turmeric powder  - 1/4 tsp
salt-As per taste


In a shallow bowl, Marinate chicken with a pinch of  turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of  red chilli powder, a spoon of ginger garlic paste, salt and 2 tsp of yogurt.Set aside for an hour.
Soak the basmathi rice for half an hour.
Heat the pressure cooker, Add oil.
Add the spices like cinnamon, cloves , Black cardamom, Cumin seeds , fennel seeds and fry for a minute.
Now add the chopped onions, Mint leaves , corriander leaves, slit green chilli and fry till the onions become translucent.
Now add the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
Add the ginger garlic paste, stir till raw smell goes away.
Add the marinated chicken , remaining yogurt,  salt and cook till the chicken becomes tender.
For 1 cup of basmathi rice add 1 1/2 cup of water. Similar way add the required water to boil the rice.
Add the soaked rice , lemon juice and cover the pressure cooker with the lid.
Pressure cook for only 1 whistle.
Turn off and allow it to stay for 5 minutes.
Open the pressure cooker , give a stir and Transfer it to another container.
Serve hot with Onion raitha .

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  1. biryani looks very tempting dear..wonderful recipe!!

  2. Mostly prefer thus type only as it can be done very fastly... Urs looks yummy...

  3. Biryani looks so tempting..grt recipe

  4. Love this simple and satisfying biryani anytime

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  7. very tempting .,.. mouthwatering dear

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  10. Yummy.. Tempting biryani Preethi.. Fabulous clicks :-)