Instant Pot Biryani

Biryani with peas, carrot, celery and spices

This Instant Pot Biryani is a  fantastic one-pot dish. Perfect for cold winter days.

Biryani with peas, carrot, celery and cashew nuts in white bowl

This Instant Pot version of biryani rice is so easy to make, nice comfort food.

This is the perfect vegetarian dish for a weeknight meal.

For another one-pot meal with rice, you can try this Instant Pot dirty rice.

Can I remove some of the ingredients?

The recipe is perfect as is.

If you want a simpler and easier version, make the Instant Pot fried rice instead 🙂

How to serve?

You can serve as is as a light vegetarian meal.

You can also check out What To Serve With Biryani for 15 delicious side dishes.

Can I add beans?

If you like beans with your rice, check out this Instant Pot jambalaya, another delicious and easy recipe.

Can I add chicken?

If you like chicken in your rice, try the Instant Pot Chicken Biryani which is a delicious and easy one pot meal.

You an also check out this Instant Pot chicken and rice, a tasty and easy one-pot meal.

Can I add shrimp?

If you like shrimp, try this Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani recipe (One pot meal as well).

Can I add eggs?

Sure. Or just try this Instant Pot Egg Biryani recipe.

Biryani with peas, carrot, celery and spices

Pressure Cooker Biryani

A flavorful and aromatic rice dish with an explosion of delish flavors! This plate of fragrant biryani is packed with veggies, yogurt, cashews and spices.
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Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: international, South Indian
Keyword: basmati rice, quick
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 Onion thinly sliced
  • 3 Green chili
  • 1 Tomato
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup carrot chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp. Ginger Garlic Paste
  • ½ cup Coriander
  • ½ cup Mint
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tsp. Red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. Garam Masala powder
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • ¼ cup Cashew
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice as needed


  • Wash and Soak the basmati rice for around 30 min, Then drain it and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker heat oil and fry some cashews until golden. Drain set aside.
  • In the same oil, add all the seasoning ingredients, the onion, green chili and fry on a low heat till brown.
  • Add in ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min.
  • Add in tomatoes,celery, carrot,peas, coriander and mint.
  • Add in yogurt and give a good mix.
  • Add in the soaked Basmati rice and combine well. Pour in 3 cups of water and season with some salt and mix well.
  • Close the lid and cook and high pressure for 8 minutes
  • Once cooked, open carefully the pressure cooker and fluff the rice with a fork. You can squeeze some lemon juice at this point and mix well.
  • Serve


Calories: 569kcal Carbohydrates: 88g Protein: 12g Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 227mg Potassium: 555mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 7g Vitamin A: 4167IU Vitamin C: 13mg Calcium: 159mg Iron: 4mg
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