Instant Pot Biryani

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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.

If you like the recipe, check out this Instant Pot cashew chicken.

Pressure Cooker Biryani
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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
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 Onion thinly sliced
  • 3 Green chili
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot chopped
  • 1/2 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
Instructions
  • 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

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