Instant Pot Special Fish Biryani

Another dish with a rich & spicy biryani.

You can add different flavors in it according to your choice and enjoy it.

Also feel free to use any fish you like: Cod or Salmon work best in my opinion.

Instant Pot Fish Biryani

A simply delicious rice and fish dish infused with traditional South Asian flavors. The garnishing of fresh mint and cilantro adds an aromatic and refreshing touch to the biryani.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: basmati rice, fish, Special Fish Biryani
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb fish boneless
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 7 sprigs mint finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 piece ginger thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves


  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté.
  • Add ghee and spices in it and sauté for 50 seconds.
  • Add all veggies except mint, cilantro and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add fish and sauté for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Add water, rice and salt.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set instant pot to Manual at high pressure and cook for 6 minutes. Release the pressure naturally for 5 minutes through steam vent.
  • Dish out and serve with the garnishing of mint and cilantro.


Calories: 253kcal Carbohydrates: 30g Protein: 18g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 434mg Potassium: 367mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 197IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 47mg Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Special Fish Biryani

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. As I'm trying it out now, I have a few suggestions: some ingredients are listed but not in the actual recipe (the ghee for ex), then the recipe doesn't really say when to add the mint and coriander. Some serving tips would be great too!
    Thank you very much for the hard work.

    1. These points were missed from the instructions by some reasons. Now i have made the corrections.

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