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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Quick Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani

“Simple & Quick Pressure Cooker Chicken Biryani”, everybody loves biryani. There are different ways to make biryani. But if you are really running out of time and still want to make chicken biryani, this is it, just make it in a cooker it will be a one pot meal with no hassles.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Basmathi Rice
2 cups
Chicken
500 gm (washed and cut)
Cloves
2
Cinnamon sticks, bay leaves
2 each
Elachi, Marathi moggu
1 each
Onions
2 sliced
Green chillies
6-8 slit length wise
Tomatoes
2  finely chopped
Coriander leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped
Mint leaves
Leaves from ½ bunch washed
Ghee & Oil
3 tbsp (equal ratio)
Salt
As needed
Nutmeg powder
1 pinch
Yogurt
2 tsp

To Marinate

Yogurt/Curd
1 ½ tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilli powder
1 ½ tsp (adjust according to your taste)
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Lemon juice
From ½ lemon

Biryani Masala Powder

Cloves
3
Cinnamon stick
1
Cardamom
1
Shah Jeera
2 pinches
Cumin seeds
2 pinches
Japathri(mace)
1
Star anise
½ piece

Method

Marinate the washed chicken with the ingredients mentioned above for marination for about 20 min. In a cooker add 1 cup of water and cook the chicken for 2 whistles and keep it aside.

Wash and soak the basmathi rice for 15 - 20 mins. When chicken and rice are soaking, grind the biryani masala powder and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker add the ghee and oil mentioned above, add the cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, marathi moggu and sauté for 3o sec.


Now add the onions, green chillies and sauté until golden brown. Now add the tomatoes, half the mint leaves and sauté until mushy. Now measure the amount of water available in the cooked chicken, keep the chicken separately and just get the masala water. If the masala water is one cup add 2 more cups of water to it. Now add this water to the sautéed onions.


Add the nutmeg powder, biryani masala powder, salt and yogurt and let it boil real well. Now add the basmathi rice, the chicken and rest of the mint leaves, when it starts to boil. Close it tightly with the lid and cook it for 10 to 12 min, or just one whistle.


Now yummy biryani is ready, finally garnish with cilantro. You can sprinkle some saffron water or red color on top of the rice, which is totally optional.


Quick and simple chicken biryani is ready to be served.

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42 comments:

  1. OMG,today onwards am fasting for 1 month..after seeing ur post am drooling over here,excellent biryani!!

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  2. i like pressure cooker method.. easy to cook and no stress..

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  3. nice clicks , we usually make briyani in pressure cooker........ liked your version.........

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  4. Thank you guys for the comments...

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  5. Wow... nice picks.. Feel like having chicken biriyani now :(

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  6. God! have been seeing too many posts on pressure cooker biriyani lately...and here too! i am definitley gonna try this out. thanks Priya..keep inspiring.

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  7. Yummy and tempting. Can I have it.

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  8. Thank you Chitz,Sona and Shailaja Reddy for the comments..

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  9. Yummy :) :) Gonna try it this weekend... :)

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    1. Yes dear try it for sure and let me know, I think now u know the secret.

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  10. Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible briyani and seriously tempting.

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    1. Thank you Priya Suresh for the wonderful comments.

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  11. Yummy biryani!!
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  12. Looks fabulous and that pressure cooker did a whole lot of good for cooking. I am just beginning to learn to use the cooker thus, am lining up your recipe for my next action.

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    1. Thank you very much dear for the comments.

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  13. Thank you Vimitha and Rita bose for the comments

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  14. I too cook using pressure cooker .
    Love ur biryani
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  15. Very yummy and tempting biryani...nice presentation with step by step clicks.

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  16. hi dear,
    i ve been in search for a quick biriyani recipe..yours looks so tempting..bookmarked this recipe..let me know 2 things..what is this marathi moggu? you have mentioned 3 cups of water rt?is that enough for 2 cups of rice?

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    1. Hi Rani,
      Thank you very much for the comments. Since its basmathi rice 3 cups of water is enough for 2 cups of rice...
      Marathi moggu is an Indian spice, if you don't get it you can very well skip it...
      I will send u the pic of Marathi moggu in the email...

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  17. ohh no priya you Don't waste your precious time by sending me the pic..ll google it ..thank you so much for the sincere response :)

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  18. nice blog......... Thank you for sharing recipes..... pressure cookers india

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  19. thank u priya mam its really awesome

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    1. Thank you very much Ankur Singh ji, please keep visiting...

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  20. Its awesome dish.. Looks Yummy. thank u priya mam for posting this yummy biryani blog.. request you to have a look at my blog too..:) Spicy chicken biryani

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    1. Thanks a lot Ram Nissy, will surely take a look at ur blog as well...

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  21. Hello, I am living in India and looking a aluminium pressure cooker that suits my kitchen requirement. Please suggest me which cookware brand I go for and please also suggest me should I choose hard anodized cooker or aluminium cookers. It would be a great help to me. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Tuffware, thanks for stopping by, I usually suggest Prestige or butterfly. For biryanis and dum purpose I go by using Prestige Aluminium cookers with heavy bottom. Thanks a lot, I suppose my answer will help you.

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  22. Hi Priya mam it came out superb yaar...tanks...

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  23. Hey Priya maam it came out superbly yaaarrr...

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    1. Hi Yoga,
      Thankyou so much Yoga for triying the biryani, I am so happy that you stopped by to let me know. Please keep coming back....

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  24. thnks for the recipe..planning to try it out in comig 2-3 days.
    I will be usig 800 gms chicken.plz tell me the quantity of spices to be used for marination and the amout of rice.

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by sir, I happy that ur planning to try the biryani.
      You can use 1 kg of rice(use chicken with bone for more taste), For marination: Yogurt 2 1/2 to 3 tbsp, redchilli powder 3 tsp coriander powder 2tsp (adjust spice level to your taste ) ginger & garlic paste 1 1/2 tbsp. As far as biryani masala powder is concerned increase everthing by just 1/2 or 1 piece or you can use the shop bought masala powder also. Do let me know how your biryani turns out. All the best. I hope I answered your question. Please keep coming back.

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    2. Nice one, Is there any other method simpler than this?.

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    3. Nice one. Is there any simpler method than this?.

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  25. Hi pretty cool blog. There certainly are some good useful information. Hopefully you keep up the good work! The recipes look delicious! So I tried making it. It was hard and probably didn't came out as good as you would make it. Thanks for sharing anyways. electric pressure cooker reviews.

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