Instant Pot Biryani


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

This Instant Pot version of biryani rice is so easy to make, nice comfort food, served it with a fresh vegetable like cucumbers or tomatoes.

Delicious, simple and super easy to make!  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 🙂

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.

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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